Tecnalia Research & Innovation

TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the leading private RTDi entity in Spain, a key agent in the ERA (European Research Area), which actively participates in the governing bodies of several European Technology Platforms, including the newly created TP-Ocean.

Tecnalia participated in 377 FP7 projects (coordinating 81 of them) and in H2020 participates in 35 projects (coordinating six of them). TECNALIA is a member of EARTO and EUROTECH, linking together the most important research centres in Europe.

TECNALIA offers 10 years of experience in Ocean Energy with numerous projects focused on generating technology-based business opportunities, including the spin-off of 2 new companies and 4 patents transferred to industry to develop enabling technologies for the sector. TECNALIA also collaborates with the local government on the definition of the marine energy strategy and organises international and national events (e.g. the ICOE in 2010).

TECNALIA holds the Chairmanship of International Energy Agency’s Ocean Energy Systems (IEA-OES) and is a member of the Board of Directors of European Energy Association as well as of the International Electro-technical Commission TC114.