Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation
Fundación TECNALIA Research & Innovation (Tecnalia) INNOVATION is a private, independent, non-profit applied research centre 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 1,378 people (164 PhDs) and with income of 102 Million € in 2013. . TECNALIA is committed to generate major impacts in economic terms, by means of innovation and technological development, addressed by 7 business divisions, covering economic sectors of Energy, Industry, Transportation, Construction, Health and ICT. TECNALIA has been granted over 250 patents and promoted more than 30 spin-off companies.
The Industry and Transport Division of TECNALIA 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
E-SEMA. Development of Electric Smart Actuator for gas turbine engines. Project reference: FP7-JTI-CLEAN SKY (296474). 2012-2015.
TESTHEMAS. Design and Implementation of a Load Simulator Rig and Ground Test Bench Adaptation Kit for a HEMAS Test Rig. Project reference: FP7-JTI-CLEAN SKY (325912). 2013-2015.
TOP-REF. Tools for Monitoring and Assessing Resource-efficiency in the Value Chain of Process Industries. FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7. 15/01/2014 – 30/06/2017
Eco-Process Engineering System for Composition of Services to Optimize Product Life-cycle, EPES. Project funded by the Framework Program 7 of the European Commission .
Main tasks and responsibilities within VULKANO
TECNALIA will lead WP6 devoted to the specification, development and implementation of a monitoring and control system for the proposed furnaces, one new and one retrofitted. It is expected that the results will be demonstrated within the different proposed use cases owners as part of WP8 and WP9. TECNALIA also will contribute with its expertise in advance materials supporting WP3. Additionally, TECNALIA will be a fundamental actor in WP2 as a participant in order to familiarize and take into account user requirements and processes constrains. Moreover, TECNALIA will take an active role in WP10 and WP11 for the exploitation, communication and dissemination of the achieved results.