Tecnalia Research & Innovation (www.tecnalia.com), the result of the merger in 2010 of eight technology centres with up to 55 years of history, is the largest private applied research centre in Spain and fifth in Europe. TECNALIA is organised in seven business units, with a staff of 1,500 high qualified researchers, a turnover of around 115 million euros and a customer base of over 4,000 companies, mostly innovative SMEs.
TECNALIA is committed to renewable sources of energy in the marine environment as a sector of the future which helps towards sustainable economic growth and stable job creation. Therefore, TECNALIA believes that research, development and innovation can play a key role in obtaining competitive technologies compared to other energy sources.
TECNALIA has 10 years of experience working in marine in areas such as modelling and analysis of floating structures, mooring systems, electric transmission, materials, resource or environmental impact assessment. TECNALIA prioritises the use of this knowledge with a clear global approach, focusing on the deployment of cost effective marine energy farms throughout their life cycle.