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TECNALIA – Energy and Environment division

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Astondo Bidea
48160 Derio BI


TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION ( is a private, independent, non profit applied research center of international excellence. Legally a Foundation, TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing around 1,405 people (229 PhDs) and with income of 102.1 Million € in 2016.

The whole team at TECNALIA has one GOAL: to transform technology into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life through generation of business opportunities for industry. TECNALIA is committed to generate major impacts in economic terms, by means of innovation and technological development, by means of its six Market Divisions, namely

  • Energy and Environment,
  • Industry and Transport,
  • Sustainable Construction,
  • Health,
  • ICT
  • Technological Services.

In TECNALIA’s Energy and Environment division we generate and develop business opportunities for the different agents of the value chain within the Energy and Environment sectors, whereby we are a renowned technological agent in the development of innovative and sustainable solutions that face the energy and environmental challenges of industry and society.

  • Clean Environment


We help promote regional and urban sustainability, urban quality and comfort, mitigation and adaptation to climate change, efficient use of resources, sustainable management of the full water cycle, etc. so that industry and society can face environmental challenges.

  • Clear Future


We are working with the knowledge of past, current and future climatology to manage the availability of renewable energies (wind, sun), forecast the dispersion of contaminants, consider climate change scenarios, prepare for climate emergencies, etc.

  • Creative Energy


We focus on the generation of clean energies and the energy vectors of the future: wind power, solar power, marine energy, bioenergy and biorefinery, smart grids, energy storage, efficient energy management, materials for energy, sustainable mobility and electric vehicles, power electronics, etc.


Do not hesitate to contact us for anything of your interest. We shall very probably be able to help you, or in any case direct you to somebody who can.


TECNALIA – Energy and Environment division

TECNALIA – Energy and Environment division

Contact Person
Mikel Emaldi
Corporate Technology
(+34) 946.430.850
is SME contact

TECNALIA has since 1955 invested heavily in Applied Research laboratories which are in most cases also of use for industry, therefore we provide them with testing services of different kinds, including accreditations according to different standards (please consult our website, or consult us).

TECNALIA has over 50 years experience developing Technological Services for Conformity Assessment, Testing, Quality Control, Fault Analysis, Calibration and Inspection for companies to improve their competitiveness. We offer technological solutions that make our clients' business grow.



At TECNALIA we anticipate future challenges to view, identify and implement technological, imaginative and creative solutions providing added value and producing real results.

With our global presence, we transform technology into GDP to improve people´s quality of life by generating business opportunities for companies.

TECNALIA VALUE® is our business offer, oriented to the needs of companies. An offer allowing us to face challenges and complex issues, developing with our customers personalised solutions so that they can deploy their full potential, be more competitive and cost-effective.               


Consultancy on technology-based innovation strategies, pursuing business growth and diversification. Our technological know-how and business management allows us to help our clients identify and develop new business ideas, spotting opportunities and transforming them into results.


TECNALIA is a strategic partner for the development of new products and processes of for the improvement of existing ones. Flexible R&I projects that adapt to the needs of each organisation, with a clear focus towards the generation of value and the market, promoting the competitive future of businesses and society at large. TECNALIA provides privately funded R&I projects in some of the most relevant fields of technological implementation.

Most of our work is R&I related work in collaboration with enterprises, large and small.


Over 50 years of experience providing technological services specialised in the evaluation and diagnosis of materials, processes and products.

We have a highly-qualified technical staff with access to extensive laboratory facilities, focusing on the improvement of industrial competitiveness.

Several accreditations and national and international recognition awards certify the reliability of our services.


TECNALIA is the essential bridge between R&I and competitive business reality. We develop technological assets for business generation in the form of industrial property, know-how and investment in technology-based companies.

Examples of services provided include:

  • Scientific & technological
    • Study / initial design / Simulation
    • Proof of concept / Lab testing of basic experimental set-up/ Characterisation
    • Component/ breadboard / process development & testing
    • Prototyping (integrated system/ sub-system) development & testing
    • Product validation / certification
    • Pilot line / demonstration line / preseries

Service for Industry and SMEs