Fundación TECNALIA Research and Innovation is the leading private and independent research and technology entity in Spain and the fifth largest in Europe, employing around 1.300 people (around 188 of whom are PhD holders). TECNALIA operates in all the fields of today and tomorrow’s industry: Industry and Transport, Information and Communication Technologies, Building, Energy and Environment, Innovation Systems and Health and Quality of Life. In the 7th Framework Programme (2007-2013), TECNALIA has been involved in 377 projects, being the coordinator of 85 of them. TECNALIA is the foremost organisation in Spain in terms of participation and return in FP7. Up till now in H2020, Tecanalia has participated in 86 projects coordinating 17 of them.

TECNALIA is an active member of EFFRA and participates in the High Level Group of European Technological Platform for Researching in Manufacturing (ManuFuture), coordinating the multi-annual workplan for the “Factories of the Future” JTI/PPP (Dr. Rikardo Bueno); and is represented in the executive board of the European Technological Platform for Researching in Robotics (EUROP), in the board of the European Robotics Research Network (EURON) and in the Advanced Research & Technology for Embedded Systems (ARTEMIS). Tecnalia participates also in the following Platforms: European Technological Platform for materials (EUMAT), European Association of Automotive Centres (EARPA), Intelligent Transport Systems Platform (ERTICO) and European Association for Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency (A. SPIRE Aisbl). Tecnalia is member of the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) and its Special Interest Group EUROTECH.