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Private research centre

Parque Tecnológico de Alava
Albert Einstein 48, edif. CIC
01510 Miñano VI


CIC energiGUNE ( is a non-profit energy research centre based in the Basque Country (Spain), inaugurated in 2011. CIC energiGUNE's mission is to play a leading role on the international scientific stage focused on basic research in energy related materials oriented to storage applications, contributing to industrial competitiveness through: excellent and breakthrough research; transfer of technology and knowledge to industry; coordination of Basque technology and research efforts in energy storage field.

CIC energiGUNE plays an important role in the strong Basque Network of Science, Technology and Innovation (RVCTI). The centre has the backing of public institutions, administrations and of companies directly related to the energy sector. Its objectives are strongly aligned with the Basque Country RIS3 priorities and the Energibasque strategy, which identifies storage as the central key to solve the future energy needs.

The services that CIC energiGUNE can provide to industries and SMEs in particular are based on the cutting-edge equipment and highly-qualified scientific personnel available at the centre. CIC energiGUNE has extensive expertise in Electrochemical Energy Storage (EES) and Thermal Energy Storage (TES) and makes available its analytic platforms, prototyping platforms (e.g. battery and supercap prototyping line and dry room) and testing platforms (EES battery testing lab, TES thermal oil analysis loop, TES air testing loop).

CIC energiGUNE

CIC energiGUNE

Contact Person
Raquel Ferret
Business Development Director
is SME contact

A - Synthesis labs

B - Characterization platforms

  • Electron Microscope platform
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • Thermal Analysis Platform
  • Surface Analysis Unit
  • Physical Properties Measurement System
  • X-Ray Diffraction Platform
  • General Techniques

C - Testing facilities

  • Dry Room / prototyping line
  • Testing laboratories (electrochemical and thermal loops)
  • Composition studies for organic/inorganic materials in liquid/solid phase
  • Corrosion assessment
  • Adhesion evaluation
  • Degradation / failure mechanisms /effects of temperature
  • Structural analysis
  • Material performance
Other activities
Energy storage systems for:
- Renewable integration
- Mobility
- Efficient buildings
Service for Industry and SMEs