The ENERISLA project involves four technology centres.
Below is a brief description of each one:


Address and contact:
  • Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avenida de Ranillas, Edificio 3D, 1ª Planta, 50018, Zaragoza.

  • +34 976 976 859

Fundación CIRCE

The CIRCE Foundation (which stands for Research Centre for Energy Resources and Consumption) is a technology centre that was founded in 1993 with the main aim of developing solutions and creating technical and scientific knowledge in the energy field to be transferred to the private sector.

CIRCE’s mission is to drive improvements in energy efficiency and encourage the use of renewables by carrying out R&D&I activities that work towards a sustainable energy transition.

The main fields of knowledge and development pursued by CIRCE include generating and using renewable energy sources (such as solar, wind and biomass), developing power electronics systems and storage solutions to help manage and integrate renewables, integrating electric vehicles in the grid, electrical substations, smart electric grids, and progress concerning energy efficiency.

CIRCE also boasts a wealth of experience in the process of integrating energy in the industrial sphere and in developing technologies for the biobased and circular economy.

Within the ENERISLA project, CIRCE will take care of enhancing isolated microgrid control and operation and developing mechanisms to manage consumption and electrify loads.

Address and contact:
  • Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa Pº Miramón, 196, 20014 Donostia – San Sebastián

  • +34 943 309 022


CIDETEC is a private applied research facility that was founded in 1997. Located in the city of San Sebastián in the Basque Country, CIDETEC is made up of three technology institutes of international acclaim in the field of Energy Storage, Surface Engineering and Nanomedicine.

CIDETEC Energy Storage specialises in creating new battery technologies according to specific challenges and transferring them to the industrial sphere.

It also works in close collaboration with industry on two-way projects to research and develop products on a national and international level.

CIDETEC Energy Storage works with up to 69 specialised researchers in two technological units:

  • Materials for Energy develops new battery technology: Li-ion, Li-S, solid-state electrolyte lithium-metal, and rechargeable post-Li-ion with multi-cations such as Zn, Mg and Ca (long-term research).

  • The Systems Engineering Unit focusses on research applied to electrical and thermal modelling of cells and modules, developing algorithms to estimate cell condition, and designing, prototyping and testing cell-modules.

Thanks to its experience creating battery technology, CIDETEC plays a crucial role in the integration, management and operation of electrical storage.

Address and contact:
  • Parque Científico Tecnológico de Gijón, C/ Ada Byron, 39 Edificio Centros Tecnológicos Cabueñes s/n, 33203, Gijón– Asturias

  • +34 984 291 212


The CTIC Foundation (which stands for Information and Communication Technology Centre) was established on 5 December 2003 as a private non-profit foundation with a cultural, social and charitable-educational approach which came into operation in 2004.

According to its articles of association, the founding goals of the CTIC include contributing to the general benefit of society and boosting business competitiveness by generating ICT knowledge, carrying out R&D&I activities and pursuing their implementation.

Work at the CTIC revolves around five major areas or lines of specialisation.

  • Artificial intelligence and data intelligence

  • Vision technology

  • Web of Things

  • W3C standardisation and open data

    • Emerging technologies, which includes recently developed technology such as blockchain or quantum computing.

The CTIC’s line of work will focus on microgrid digitalisation and innovative ICT services.

Address and contact:
  • Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Gipuzkoa. Mikeletegi Pasealekua, 2, Donostia-San Sebastián.

  • +34 902 760 000


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.