FUNDACI.N TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION ( is a private, independent, non-profit applied research center of international excellence. Legally a Foundation, Tecnalia is the leading private and independent research and technology organization in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing 1,319 people (198 PhDs) and with income of 94 Million € in 2014.

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 8 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 11th among RECs and 23th overall in EC’s 7th FP7 Monitoring Report (Final). TECNALIA actively participates in the governing bodies of several European Technology  Platforms and partners in 377 FP7 projects, coordinating 81 of them; in H2020 TECNALIA participates in 87 projects, coordinating 17 of them, up to December 2015. TECNALIA is a member of EARTO and of EUROTECH, linking together the  most important research centers in Europe. TECNALIA has been the more active organization in the ARTEMIS programme, participating in 27 projects and also in 6 ECSEL projects.

The Sustainable Construction and Energy and Environment Divisions will participate in the proposal through their Materials and Bio-valorisation departments, respectively. Both groups participate actively in the Bioeconomy Group of Tecnalia which aims at providing technology to create bio-based business opportunities. Among their offer it can be highlighted:

Use of waste or by-product streams to exploit their potential as raw materials for bioenergy, biopolymers and bioproducts Reduction of waste by creating new uses for energy, chemical industry, food and health, and bioplastics

TECNALIA is an equal opportunity employ with current ratio of female/male employees of 42/58.