CIC energigune is a young energy research centre located in Basque Country, Spain. A CIC is an organisation specialising in research in a particular scientific or technological area considered to be of strategic importance for a region's economic and social development. In this case, CIC Energigune focuses in materials and novel devices for electrochemical energy storage including batteries and supercaps and thermal energy storage. The mission of CIC Energigune is to play a leading role in the international scientific scene, focusing on materials research oriented towards storage applications, contributing to the industrial competitiveness of Basque companies. This is achieved by combining interdisciplinary teams working towards a) excellent and high impact research in materials and electrochemical devices for storage applications; b) becoming a reference centre for collaborative technology transfer to industry and c) high level training of young researchers and creation of new business sectors. The centre has the backing of public institutions and administrations, and of companies directly related to the energy sector.