FUNDACIÓN 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 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 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 7 business divisions covering the economic sectors of Energy, Environment, Industry, Transport, Construction, 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. Health Division of Tecnalia co-leads the Spanish working group in Regenerative Medicine, and is part of the excellence group of the Health Ministry, called CIBER-BBN (Centros de Investigación Biomédica en Red - Bioingeniería, Biomateriales y Nanomedicina).
TECNALIA is an equal opportunity employer. Current ratio of female/male employees is 42/58.