Foundation Tecnalia Research and Innovation


Mr. Pierre Menger: pierre.menger[at]

Tecnalia is a private, independent, non-profit applied research centre of international excellence. Tecnalia is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing 1,419 people (164 PhDs). Its mission is to improve people’s quality of life by generating new business opportunities. Tecnalia is committed to generate innovation and technological development within 7 business divisions, covering the following sectors: 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 player in the ERA - European Research Area, holding position 12th among RECs and 26th overall in EC’s 6th FP7 Monitoring Report 2012. Tecnalia actively participates in the governing bodies of several European Technology Platforms and partners in 377 FP7 projects, coordinating 81 of them. Tecnalia is a member of EARTO and of EUROTECH, linking together the most important research centres in Europe.