TECNALIA Research & Innovation Foundation is the top private applied research centre in Spain and the fifth in Europe. It was created in 2010 when eight major technology centres merged: Cidemco Foundation, Fatronik Foundation, Inasmet Foundation, Robotiker Foundation, European Software Institute Foundation, European Virtual Engineering Foundation, LABEIN Foundation and LEIA Technology Development Centre Foundation.
TECNALIA currently has a workforce of 1445 people (249 PhDs) from 27 different nationalities including researchers and support staff in various specialisations (experts in legal, judicial, technical, economic and transfer matters).
The main challenges of the Energy and Environment Division involve searching for new solutions to achieve a sustainable energy future whilst caring for the environment and mitigating climate change.
TECNALIA’s capabilities and experience in Smart Grids have placed it in a position of leadership as far as power transport and distribution technology is concerned, as well as the integration of distributed generation and storage resources in the grid.
The role played by TECNALIA in the current ENERISLA project consists in developing and integrating renewable generation technology.