TECNALIA has a portfolio of 192 patent families (783 patents) and 13 investee companies, which create 207 direct jobs.
For the fifth consecutive year, TECNALIA was once again one of the top organisations in Spain in terms of the number of applications for European patents (click here for the historical record).
Specifically, TECNALIA came in in third place with 17 European patent applications, behind CSIC (72) and Amadeus (60), the same as Laboratorios Esteve (17) and Telefónica (17) and ahead of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (15), Repsol (14) and Pharma Mar (14), among others.
Far from understanding patent applications as an end in itself, TECNALIA seeks to transform technology into GDP through its Deep Tech Venture Builder, TECNALIA Ventures. In this regard, TECNALIA achieved an industrial property turnover of approximately four million euros in 2020. It also launched H2SITE, a new technology-based company dedicated to small and medium-scale, high-purity, low-cost, distributed hydrogen production by means of catalytic membrane reactors.
Consequently, as of December 31, 2020, TECNALIA has a portfolio of 192 patent families (783 patents) and 13 investee companies, which create 207 direct jobs.