Facility Centre Name: Tecnalia Research and Innovation
Facility Centre Type:
Facility Centre Region:
Basque Country

Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia-San Sebastián Guipúzcoa

TECNALIA is a leading Research and Technological Development Centre in Europe whose mission is to transform technology into GDP, helping companies to be more competitive and generate wealth and employment. Its key scopes of action are: Digital Transformation, Advanced Manufacturing, Energy Transition, Sustainable Mobility, Urban Ecosystem and Health.

TECNALIA currently has a team of over 1,400 experts (43% women – 57% men) from 30 different nationalities. Its activity consists of visualising, identifying and developing comprehensive technological solutions together with its clients. Among them, there are more than 7,000 companies with which it has worked since its origins in 2011, 75% of which are SMEs.

Its revenue in 2018 amounted to 110.3 million euros, up 6% on 2017, whereby the 12% increase in revenue from activity with companies can be highlighted. In terms of impact, for every Euro invested by a company in R&D with TECNALIA, an average turnover increase of €6.2 is obtained.

In 2018, the Sale of Industrial Property Rights section recorded 1.8 million euros in income, with a portfolio of 658 patents. It took part in 12 New Technology-Based Companies (NTBC) and 20 of the sponsored NTBCs are still active today. They generated a total of 261 jobs and a turnover of 33.5 million euros. TECNALIA is the second private Spanish organisation in European patent applications.

In Europe, TECNALIA has consolidated its position as the first private organisation in Spain in project contracting, participation and leadership under the European Commission's HORIZON 2020 programme, in partnership with 89 Basque companies and 145 others from the rest of the country.

One of the keys to TECNALIA's success in collaborating with companies has been its commitment to maintaining a business relationship model which is increasingly strategic and based on trust, collaboration, and a shared technological strategy to achieve the highest value-adding proposal to boost competitiveness. A model that is allowing the centre to set up collaboration plans with companies which will be developed together over the coming years.


• Artificial Intelligence
• Robotics and cognitive systems
• Advanced systems for interaction and worker 4.0
• High-performance computing for Big Data
• System lifecycle and DevOps
• Cybersecurity and confidence
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• Sensors and actuators
• Artificial vision
• Smart maintenance

• Industry 4.0 / Digital manufacturing
• Eco-efficient and sustainable manufacturing
• Flexible and smart manufacturing and production systems
• Advanced robotics
• Additive manufacturing
• New materials and certification processes
• Material evaluation, diagnosis and certification

• Renewable energies
• Smart grids and storage
• Building/city energy
• Industrial energy efficiency
• Sustainable mobility
• Digital Energy
• Advanced and sustainable materials
• Climatic-energetic strategy and Environmental Sustainability

• In vitro diagnosis
• Imaging diagnosis
• Orthopaedic medical devices
• Wearable devices for workers 4.0
• Pharmaceutical development
• Healthy ingredients and foods
• Neuroengineering
• Medical robotics
• Digital health
• Health and urban solutions

• Automated driving
• Energy for a Sustainable Mobility
• Smart mobility management
• Transport Infrastructures
• Urban air mobility
• Electric and hybrid vehicles

• Smart cities and territories
• Urban and territorial strategies
• Sustainable construction and infrastructures
• Construction materials and products
• Energy efficiency
• Sustainable mobility
• Adaptation to climate change
• Urban quality of life and well-being






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