CIC energiGUNE ranks as the most important research foundation in Europe and Latin America in Energy according to the SCImago ranking

The Basque centre is consolidated among the 15 most important in the world, at Foundation level, and is in the Top 5 worldwide in the fields of energy, engineering, physics and chemistry.

The SCImago ranking is the main scientific reference when it comes to classifying the main research institutions on the planet, taking into account critical data such as research performance, innovation results and the social impact obtained through visibility on the web.

CIC energiGUNE, a leading Basque research centre in electrochemical energy storage, thermal energy storage and conversion and hydrogen technologies, has been ranked as the most important Research Foundation in Europe and Latin America in the field of Energy, according to the SCImago ranking, the main international reference for the classification of research entities worldwide. In addition, CIC energiGUNE is one of the 15 leading research centres in the world, at Foundation level.

“Being at the forefront of energy research in Europe is something that motivates us enormously, especially at such an important time for the future of the sector,” said Nuria Gisbert, Director General of CIC energiGUNE. “I would also like to stress that the ranking talks about energy research in global terms, not just storage, so if only that specific field were considered, we would be in an even higher position.

The SCImago ranking is the leading international benchmark for research centres and each year provides a ranking of academic and research-related institutions, ordered according to a composite indicator. This index combines three different sets of indicators based on research performance, innovation results and social impact measured by their visibility on the web.

According to the 2023 report, in addition to being the leading research foundation in Europe and Latin America in Energy, CIC energiGUNE is one of the 15 most important foundations in the world. It is also in the international Top 5 in four specific fields: Energy (4th), Engineering (3rd), Physics (4th) and Chemistry (5th).

If all the world’s institutions and companies involved in energy research are taken into account, the Basque centre is among the top 5 agents in Spain and the 30 most important in Europe, as well as among the top 200 energy research entities worldwide. In the field of Chemistry, CIC energiGUNE would be in the top 10 in Spain, the top 40 in Europe and among the 250 most important in the world.

This recognition by the SCImago ranking adds to those obtained by the centre and its professionals in recent times, such as the mention of CIC energiGUNE by the European Commission as an “outstanding example” in the field of battery research and development in its report Batteries for Energy Storage in the European Union. In addition, six of its scientists were included in the “Ranking of the World Scientists”, produced annually by Stanford University in collaboration with the academic publishing house Elsevier and considered the reference ranking of the best researchers in the world; the presence of Michel Armand in the prestigious “Highly Cited Researchers” list, compiled annually by the company Clarivate Analytics, and his recognition as a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society; the award of a Ramón y Cajal Grant to the researcher Yaroslav Grosu, and the appointment of Javier Carrasco and Daniel Carriazo as new Ikerbasque Professors, joining Elena Palomo and Paramaconi Rodríguez in this category