FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (TECNALIA)
Parque Tecnologico de Miramon Paseo Mikeletegi 2, Donostiasan Sebastian 20009, Spain
Contact person: Amaia Castelruiz Aguirre, firstname.lastname@example.org
Brief description of the organization
TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION is a private, independent, non-profit research organisation. Legally a non-profit Foundation, TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology organisation in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing 1,419 people (164 PhDs) and income of 110 Million € in 2012.
TECNALIA operates in the following market sectors: Sustainable Construction, Energy and Environment, Innovation and Societies, Industry and Transport, ICT and Health and Quality of Life.
TECNALIA is very active in FP7, participating up to June-2013 in 353 projects and coordinating 76 of them.
TECNALIA has a strong market orientation aiming at achieving major impacts in economic terms, by means of innovation and technological development.
The University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV), TECNALIA and Donostia International Physics Center (DISC) are the founding members of Euskampus (2010, http://euskampus.ehu.es), a project with attained the qualification of International Campus of Excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education (2010). Euskampus partners with the PRES of the Universities of Bordeaux in the Euskampus-Bordeaux Transborder Campus. TECNALIA is an equal opportunity employer. Current ratio of female/male employees is 40/60. The current proposal will be carried out by the Sustainable Construction and the Energy and Enviroment Divisions.
The Sustainable Construction Division covers the whole value chain of the construction sector, from materials building and products to the buildings themselves, the city and the civil infrastructures. The division’s activity focuses on efficient use of resources (biobased materials, recovery materials from Construction and Demolition Wastes (CDW), high performance materials, energy efficiency, building industrialization and automation…), upgrading and life extension of buildings and infrastructures and urban regeneration, paying special attention to cultural heritage. According to its commitment with the European industry, TECNALIA is an active member of the main European technological platforms, as the European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) – member of the High Level Group – and its Research for Future Infrastructure Networks in Europe (reFINE) initiative, Energy Efficient Building European Initiative (E2B EI) – member of the Steering Committee and the Scientific Council -, European Steel Technology Platform (ESTEP) – Spanish Delegate in the Construction Group -, JPI Cultural Heritage and Global Change: A New Challenge for Europe – Member of the Advisory Board -, The Future Rail Joint Technology Initiative (SHIFT2RAIL).
The Energy and Environment Division experts have a large experience on strategic actions for an integral Energy sustainable development of regions, covering environmental, economic and social aspects. It has established different lines of research covering new materials, industrial sectors, energy efficiency in buildings and districts, renewable energy, Smart-Grids, Life Cycle Assessment & Ecodesign, having a large experience on training and engaging policy makers on the adoption of innovative policies. Now, Tecnalia leads a new proposal for the European ENERGY Research Alliance (EERA) to strengthen the European Strategic Energy Plant (SET-Plan strategies). The initiative for a new Joint Programme focuses on the economic, environmental and social impacts of the energy policies and technologies evaluated from a Life Cycle perspective.
Role and tasks in the project
TECNALIA will lead WP5, developing the information data models and the Decision Support System.
TECNALIA will also contribute in the development of the user interfaces with the 3D visualization of the information. Besides, TECNALIA will also perform as leader of Task 7.4 regarding the LCA analysis of the developed technologies in WP7. It will also take part in dissemination, awareness and exploitation strategies. Task leader also of 5.1 – 5.2 – 5.3.