BCARE reinforces its leading position in the energy storage industry with the appointment of Miguel Encabo as CTO

The company’s new CTO, with extensive experience in R&D&I management and oriented technological development, completes the Basque start‐up’s strategic commitment to configure a management structure that will enable it to take on new projects in the field of batteries

BCARE, a spin‐off from CIC energiGUNE, has established itself as a benchmark for the industrial sector in the field of storage due to its value‐added services linked to the energy transition and decarbonisation

BCARE, a spin‐off from CIC energiGUNE to offer value‐added services to industry in the field of energy storage, has appointed Miguel Encabo, an engineer from San Sebastian, as the company’s new Technical Director, with the aim of consolidating its position as a reference in the storage sector and facing new opportunities and developments in an increasingly competitive market.

“We are a very young company, but we are also very aware that we need to provide effective responses to the industry immediately in order to consolidate the achievements we have already made, and we can only achieve this with the most qualified people,” said Soraya Romo Díez, CEO of BCARE, in her assessment of Encabo’s appointment. “The incorporation of Miguel as Technical Director allows us to face new challenges with the maximum guarantee of success”, added Javier Olarte, CEO of BCARE.

Miguel Encabo is an engineer from ENSIEG (Grenoble) and since 1990 he has developed an outstanding professional career linked to R&D&I management, acting on numerous occasions as a catalyst for collaboration between companies, technology centres and universities. Precisely, before joining BCARE, he has been working since 2018 as CTO and Director of Transformation at the cooperative company AMPO, managing strategic transformation projects and driving digitalisation.

Previously, his career was mainly spent at Orona, where he progressively held the positions of R&D Director, Technology Innovation Director, Corporate Technology Director, Director of Orona EIC and Strategic Projects Director. He has extensive knowledge of the battery industry and, during his academic career, he received the prize for the best end‐of‐degree project from the Grenoble School of Electrical Engineers for the development of a current sensor using amorphous materials.

In just three years of activity, BCARE has positioned itself as a reference agent in the sector with a turnover of 800,000 euros in 2021 ‐ representing an increase of 28% over the previous period
‐ and a growing workforce currently made up of 10 highly qualified professionals. The incorporation of Miguel Encabo from San Sebastian is therefore another step forward in the growth and expansion strategy of the CIC energiGUNE spin‐off.