Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation

TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION is a private, independent, non-profit applied research centre of international excellence. Legally a Foundation, Tecnalia is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing around 1,400 people (225 PhDs) and with income of 105.2 Million € in 2017.

The whole team at TECNALIA has one GOAL: to transform knowledge into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life by generating business opportunities for industry. TECNALIA is committed to generate major impacts in economic terms, by means of innovation and technological development, addressed by 7 business divisions, covering economic sectors of Construction, Energy, Industry, Transportation, Health and ICT. TECNALIA has been granted over 396 patents and promoted more than 30 spin-off companies.

TECNALIA is a key agent in the ERA - European Research Area. TECNALIA actively participates in the governing bodies of several European Technology Platforms, PPPs and JTIs (EEB, FOF, SPIRE, ARTEMIS…). In FP7 activity TECNALIA had position 11th among RTOs and 23rd in absolute, according to the EC’s 7th FP7 Monitoring Report (Final), since we partnered in 377 projects, coordinating 81 of them; in H2020 TECNALIA is similarly active and participates in 163 projects, coordinating 33 of them, up to December 2017. TECNALIA is a member of EARTO and of EUROTECH, linking together the most important research organisations in Europe.

TECNALIA Ventures is a wholly owned subsidiary for the commercialisation of innovative technology-based results, turning innovative technology assets into new profitable and sustainable businesses and generating economic value for society. TECNALIA Ventures focuses on accelerating the development of disruptive technologies to transform them into investable business opportunities and managing the portfolio of TECNALIA spin-offs, currently integrated by a portfolio of 15 start-ups in a wide range of sectors.

The University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV), Tecnalia and Donostia International Physics Center (DISC) are the founding members of Euskampus (2010, ), a project with attained the qualification of International Campus of Excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education (2010). Euskampus partners with the PRES of the Universities of Bordeaux in the Euskampus-Bordeaux Transborder Campus.

TECNALIA leads the “Building retrofits” work-group and participates in the accelerator of "energy efficiency in buildings” constituted in SE4All (Sustainable Energy For All), an initiative launched by the United Nations and the World Bank to reduce the carbon intensity of energy while making it available to everyone in the planet.
Tecnalia is an equal opportunity employer. Current ratio of female/male employees is 44/56.

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TECNALIA has a demonstrated experience in addressing new development policies and strategies from a sustainable and resilient perspective, coping with the society needs, environmental sustainability and cultural heritage conservation.

It holds a consistent record of projects that have contributed to the development of urban and rural sustainability and cultural heritage conservation.
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