TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (www.tecnalia.com) 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 1,419 people (164 PhDs) and with income of 110 Million € in 2012.
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 Energy, Industry, Transportation, Construction, Health and ICT. TECNALIA has been granted over 250 patents and promoted more than 30 spin-off companies.
TECNALIA is a key agent in the ERA - European Research Area, holding position 20th
in the 2012 European Research Ranking. TECNALIA actively participates in the governing bodies of several European Technology Platforms and partners in 377 FP7 projects, coordinating 81 of them. TECNALIA is a member of EARTO and of EUROTECH, linking together the most important research centres in Europe.