Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation (Tecnalia) is the leading private and independent research and technology entity in Spain and the fifth largest in Europe, employing 1475 people (188 of whom are PhD holders), and a turnover of 113 M€ in 2011. 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. Tecnalia is very active in FP7, participating in 295 projects and coordinating 68, what has meant a financial return of 110 M€. In the field of Intellectual Property Rights, Tecnalia has 24 patents pending, 108 patents granted and 3 patents licensed, with a return of 2M€ per year.
The Industry and Transport Division participates in this proposal. This division is focused on the design, manufacturing, maintenance and end-of-life of industrial products and services, for the improvement of its clients’ competitiveness in the following strategic sectors: foundry and steelmaking, machine-tool, automotive, aerospace, aeronautics, railway, construction, de-manufacturing and food industry.
Relevant network and experience in National and European projects
Tecnalia 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 ; 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 ), in the European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) and in the Advanced Research & Technology for Embedded Systems ( ARTEMIS ). Tecnalia participates also in the following Platforms: European Association for Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency ( A. SPIRE Aisbl ), European Technological Platform for materials ( EUMAT ), European Association of Automotive Centres ( EARPA ) and Intelligent Transport Systems Platform ( ERTICO ).
Principal team members involved in TOP-REF
Dr Fernando Boto is a Computer Scientist since 2001 from the University of the Basque Country (UPV). In July 2010 he started his activity in Tecnalia Research and Innovation where he is developing his interest in Artificial Intelligence with advanced applications for railroad, energy, industrial… sectors. He has published several scientific papers, all in international congresses.
Alberto Diez Oliván: Obtained a Computer Science Engineering degree at Universidad del País Vasco (UPV–EHU) in 2006 and also holds a Master of Science in Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence by the same University, degree that lets him perform software development tasks in different programming environments. Nowadays, he is a PhD student in the UPV-EHU, concretely in the Computer Sciences and Artificial Intelligence department, being his thesis related to Artificial Intelligence world.. His main research activities focus the main areas of Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning and Ambient Intelligence. In fact, he has been involved in intelligent software development tasks in many important projects, both at European level (InLife-InAmI, MANUVAR) and with industrial customers, targeting important sectors such as Renewables Energy, Railway and Machine Tool.
Zigor Lizuain received his B.Sc. degree in Industrial Electronics by Universidad Politecnica Alcala de Henares in 2000. He has worked as specialist in Configuration Standards, Safety Systems and Project Management in continuous processes for oil and gas, petrochemical and food industry sectors. He is working in Tecnalia since 2010 as Project Manager. He collaborates as professor for the ISA/CSFR Master on control and instrumentation.