TECNALIA Research and Innovation (TECNALIA, www.tecnalia.com) is a private, non-for-profit, applied research centre of international excellence with a strong market orientation aiming at achieving the major impact in economic terms, through the innovation and technological development. TECNALIA is the largest private R+D+i entity in Spain and the 5th in Europe, with a staff of over 1.300 employees (280 PhDs) from 30 different nationalities, and an income of 108M€ in 2019.

The whole team at TECNALIA has one GOAL: to transform technology into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life through generation of business opportunities for industry. TECNALIA is committed to generate major impacts in economic terms, by means of innovation and technological development, addressed by 6 business divisions covering the economic sectors of Building Technologies, Energy and Environment, ICT, Industry and Transport, Lab Services, and Health. TECNALIA has been granted 483 patents and promoted more than 30 spin-off companies.

TECNALIA is an equal opportunity employer. Current ratio of female/male employees is 43/57.

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 301 projects, coordinating 62 of them, up to the end of May 2020. TECNALIA is a member of EARTO and of EUROTECH, linking together the most important RTOs in Europe. TECNALIA has been the more active organization in the ARTEMIS Programme, participating in 27 projects and also in 13 ECSEL projects.

TECNALIA is member and belongs to the Steering Board of the main EU Partnerships (PPPs, KETs, KICs, ETPs, EIPs, JTIs such as euRobotics, BDVA, ECSO, ECSEL, AI Alliance, FoF, EEB, EGVI, SPIRE, NEM, KIC EIT Manufacturing).