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2011 Annual report

  1. 1. 2011 ANNUALwww.tecnalia.com REPORT
  2. 2. A WORD FROMTHE CHAIRMANThe establishment of TECNALIA Research & Innovation on 1 January2011 was the main event in the technological history of the Basque and Spanish Technology and Science system. Over this first year, wehave proven that this was so, and most importantly, we have proven that TECNALIA is necessary for the society in general and companies in particular. We are larger, with almost 1,500 on staff; but above all, we are different. We have revolutionised the world of research with our work philosophy: “Inspiring Business”, which perfectly summarises our mission and vision: “To transform knowledge into GDP to improve people’s quality of life, by creating business opportunities for companies”. This is reflected in our first Strategic Plan 2012-2014, which is based on five pillars: financial/economic sustainability, international relevance, research excellence, economic and social impact, and committed people. With this ambitious plan we hope to extend our staff to 1,750 people and to have a turnover of 170 million euros.Since we are convinced that innovation will be the trigger to change the economic model, we must strengthen our promotion of R&D&I, as the leaders in Europe do. We are now getting closer to these leaders, too: TECNALIA is number 24 out of thousands of private and public entities takingpart in the EU’s Seventh Framework Programme, and we are the first private one in Spain. We closed the year 2011 participating in 229 projects, but most importantly: leading 51 of them, thus meeting the level of trust that other companies and leading research organisations in their respective fields have placed in us. I would, therefore, like to thank and congratulate our staff, clients,the administrations, partners and/or collaborators and all those who have make TECNALIA a reality today. Thank you very much. Javier Ormazabal Chairman of TECNALIA
  3. 3. A WORD FROM THEMANAGING DIRECTOR We can safely say that in 2011 we obtained “good results in very complex economic climate”. Our turnover has reached 116 million euros. 56% accounted for income from the market and the remaining 44% accounted for strategic research projects. Our cash flow was positive - 9.1 million - which guarantees financial stability. Thanks to this, TECNALIA has invested 17 million euros, enabling us to increase project quality, provide greater added value in the services offered to clients, totalling more than 4,000, and improve infrastructures and equipment for the benefit of society. In 2011 we also managed to double our amount of international sales. Contracting has gone from 2.9 million in the international market to 6.2 million. This geographical paving of the way for TECNALIA has been possible thanks to our numerous international scientific-technological networks that help accelerate the generation of knowledge and increase the value contribution. Regarding European projects, from 2007 until last year we contracted a total of 229 projects, leading 51 of them. Thanks to this we have gained a return of 86 million euros over these last four years, and we are consolidated as the leading private R&D&I entity in Spain. We have backed a total of 28 technology-based start-up companies and maintained a stake in 21 of them. These companies have had a turnover of 10 million euros and they employ 158 people. We are facing 2012 with our responsibility towards nearly 1,500 people on staff in TECNALIA, knowing that our contribution will help to overcome the current economic situation through applied research, so that society will want TECNALIA to carry on existing. Joseba Jauregizar Managing Director of TECNALIA
  4. 4. COMPOSITION OF THE BOARDOF TRUSTEES OF THE TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION FOUNDATION
  5. 5. Composition of the Board of Trustees of the TECNALIA Research & Innovation Foundation CHAIRMAN VICECHAIRMAN VICECHAIRMAN JAVIER ASÍS IGNACIO SÁENZ SECRETARY DE GORBEA FÉLIX ORMAZABAL CANALES Federación Española IRAOLA Iberdrola, S.A. de Asociaciones de Ormazabal Corporate Fundidores Technology A.I.E.28 CORPORATE TRUSTEES 10 INSTITUTIONAL TRUSTEES BASQUE GOVERNMENT ALAVA PROVINCIAL COUNCILACCIONA, S.A. IBERDROLA DISTRIBUCIÓN ELÉCTRICA, S.A. Juan Ignacio Goicolea Luis VianaPedro Antonio Párbole Javier Morrás Pedro Gómez BIZKAIA PROVINCIAL COUNCILALMAVIVA, S.p.A. IBERDROLA, S.A. Edorta Larrauri Jesús PeñaLuigi Viscione Asís Canales Xabier Garmendia Olga Isabel Rivera GIPUZKOA PROVINCIAL COUNCILBATZ S.COOP. IBERMÁTICA, S.A. Iñaki Errazkin Pedro Luis AriasBingen Aranzabal Iñaki Rementería UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRYCEMENTOS LEMONA, S.A. INDRA Iñaki GoirizelaiaIgnacio Manuel Machimbarrena Heliodoro RuipérezCONSTRUCCIONES Y AUXILIAR DE INGETEAM, S.A.FERROCARRILES S.A. Miguel GandiagaEduardo Etxeberria LANTIK, S.A. 6 INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEESARTECHE CENTRO DE TECNOLOGÍA A.I.E. Roberto IbarretxeJosé Javier Arteche NICOLÁS CORREA, S.A. Andoni Lorenzo Iñaki LópezEUROPEAN SOTWARE INSTITUTE- CENTER José Ignacio Nicolás CorreaEASTERN EUROPE Carlos Olabe Luis Goenaga ORMAZABAL CORPORATEGeorge Ivanov Sharkov TECHNOLOGY A.I.E. Félix Iraola Pedro Miguel EtxenikeFAGOR EDERLAN, S.COOP. Javier OrmazabalJuan María Palencia SEA EMPRESARIOS ALAVESESFEDERACIÓN ESPAÑOLA DE ASOCIACIONES Pascal GómezDE FUNDIDORES SDAD. FINANCIERA Y MINERA, S.A. - 3 NUMERARY TRUSTEESIgnacio Sáenz de Gorbea CEMENTOS REZOLAFUNDACIÓN BBK - BBK FUNDAZIOA José María EcharriFernando Irigoyen DONOSTIA-SAN SEBASTIÁN TOWN HALL VITORIA-GASTEIZ TOWN HALL ULMA HORMIGÓN POLÍMERO, S. COOP. 1 Representative, designation pending Iñigo BilbaoFUNDACIÓN METRÓPOLI PARA LA INNOVA- Mikel IzurietaCIÓN Y DISEÑO DEL TERRITORIO BILBAO TOWN HALL VICINAY, S.A. Jon Andoni AldekoaAlfonso Vegara Luis María CañadaGAMESA CORPORACIÓN TECNOLÓGICA, S.A. W.E.E. - HAIZERROTA A.I.E.José Antonio Malumbres José Manuel SorazuGRUPO IGUALMEQUISA, S.A.José Andrés Gorricho ZIV APLICACIONES Y TECNOLOGÍA, S.L. Norberto Santiago GENERAL MANAGEMENTGUARDIAN LLODIO UNIO, S.L.María Pilar Veiga MANAGING DIRECTOR DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR Joseba Jauregizar Iñaki San Sebastián
  6. 6. TECNALIA IS THEFIRST APPLIEDRESEARCHPRIVATE Mission:CENTRE IN to transformSPAIN AND ONE knowledgeOF THE MOST into GDP.IMPORTANT INEUROPE IMPROVING PEOPLE´SA unique QUALITY OF LIFEcommitment, BY GENERATINGan opportunity, BUSINESSa challenge. OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIES
  7. 7. VALUES 7 BusinessAt TECNALIA we identify and develop business opportunities,we turn these opportunities into competitive advantages forour clients with our attitude and methods: we observe with Divisionsintent, researching passionately and tenaciously; we create with We work based on our experience and expertise in each of theimagination and efficiency; we apply knowledge with audacity, markets in which we operate, with an efficient and proactiverigour and flexibility; we work from a position of experience and attitude, offering comprehensive solutions thanks to thespecialisation; we take a global perspective in all our challenges transversality of our Business Divisions.and we share comprehensive solutions. SUSTAINABLE COMMITMENT BUILDING WITH THE FUTURE BUSINESS ENERGY AND PERSPECTIVE ENVIRONMENT ICT – EUROPEAN RESEARCH SOFTWARE INSTITUTE RESPONSIBILITY EFFICIENT INDUSTRY & CREATIVITY TRANSPORT HEALTH INNOVATION FLEXIBILITY STRATEGIES TECHNOLOGICAL CONNECTIVITY SERVICES
  8. 8. TECNALIA 1.475 192 27IN FIGURES STAFF DOCTORS NATIONALITIES(31st December 2011) 116 MILLION EUROS INCOME 56% Private Contracts 30% Competitive Public Funding 14% Non-Competitive Public Funding 9,1 17 MILLION EUROS MILLION EUROS CASH FLOW INVESTMENT 4.059 28 93 CLIENTS NTBCs ESTABLISHED PATENTS IN OUR PORTFOLIO
  9. 9. TECNALIA, TECNALIA is a member of EARTO-EUROTECH and was given the EARTO Innovation Prize in 2011, together with SINTEF and TNO, for theirA EUROPEAN “Hyperspectral” project to detect electric and electronic waste.REFERENCE TECNALIA’s INVOLVEMENT IN THE EU 7FP (2007-2011) No. of approved 229 No. of 51 86 M€1 ST projects projects led ReturnPRIVATE SPANISHENTITY EUROPEAN RESEARCH RANKINGNo. 24ON THE LIST OF PARTICIPANTS 1. CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE 2. FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR 13. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON 14. KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN 15. ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTENIN THE SEVENTH FRAMEWORK FORSCHUNG E V LAUSANNEPROGRAMME 3. COMMISSARIAT A L’ENERGIE ATOMIQUE 16. DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET 17. THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH 4. MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR 18. DEUTSCHES ZENTRUM FUER LUFT UND FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV14th RAUMFAHRT EV 5. THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS 19. UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE 20. KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIERESEARCH 6. THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD 21. WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY ORGANISATION 7. CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES 22. UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN CIENTÍFICAS 23. LUNDS UNIVERSITET 8. CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE 24. FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH 9. IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & INNOVATIONTECNALIA is the first private Spanish entity in the Seventh Framework. TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINEProgramme in terms of participation, leadership and return. 10. EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE 25. UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH 26. STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIGAccording to the European Research Ranking, TECNALIA Research ONDERZOEK& Innovation is number 24 on the list of participants in the Seventh 11. NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK 27. TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT Framework Programme, and the 14th Research Organisation. ONDERZOEK TNO 28. UNIVERSITAET STUTTGARTCDTI highlights TECNALIA’s involvement in one of the four great 12. TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND ...European public-private partnership initiatives: Building the Future.It is involved in 22 European Platforms (in the Steering Committeeof 9 of them). Source: www.researchranking.org
  10. 10. Our international presence consists not only in structures owned INTERNACIONAL PRESENCEby TECNALIA but also through relationship networks and otherinnovative formulas of collaboration. This allows us to createdifferent typologies of TECNALIA’s presence abroad to increasesales, to be close to markets of interest and to accompany our(present and future) clients. Branches Abroad ∙∙ Mexico (Monterrey) ∙∙ Portugal (Caparica) Technological Nodes ∙∙ France (Montpellier) ∙∙ Italy (Pisa) ∙∙ Serbia (Belgrade) Shared Innovation Centres ∙∙ Colombia (Bogota) ∙∙ Bulgaria (Sofia) ∙∙ Egypt (Cairo) ∙∙ France (Anglet) Sales Network ∙∙ Colombia ∙∙ Korea ∙∙ Chile ∙∙ Brazil ∙∙ Panama ∙∙ Uruguay ∙∙ Argentina ∙∙ Bulgaria ∙∙ Peru ∙∙ Portugal ∙∙ France ∙∙ Finland ∙∙ Hungary ∙∙ Italy ∙∙ Canada Alliances ∙∙ JIIP: Brussels ∙∙ KEMEN: Latin America, Africa and Middle East
  11. 11. Ocean Power Renewable Energy Smart Grids FUTURE CHALLENGES Solar Power Electric Storage and Mobility The Energy System of the Future SUSTAINABILITY AS MEGA-TREND ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT New Materials Environment from Waste and Climate Change SUSTAINABILITY Prediction Systems AS MEGA-TREND Water Cycle Reduction of the environmental footprint of the built environment The Urban Environment Sustainable and SUSTAINABLE Intelligent Construction BUILDING Energy Efficiency Smart Transport in Buildings Systems Electric Cars: Electrifying Transport Sustainable Transport A Sustainable Future for Transport New Manufacturing New Drugs Processes New Biotechnology Smart Processes for Materials & BiomaterialsMaterial Transformation Manufacturing Processes Healthy Implants INDUSTRY AND Lifestyle Rehabilitation TRANSPORT E-Health Smart Manufacturing Systems and Processes Manufacturing HEALTH Smart Robotics the Future SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS Collaborative Robotics AS MEGA-TREND Ageing QUALITY OF LIFE OF Technologies PEOPLE AS MEGA-TREND for Greater Optimisation of Autonomy at Production and Life Cycle Home People with Disabilities Assistance Technologies Strategies, tools and Companies Methods for Innovation in SMEs Internet of Things INNOVATION ICT-EUROPEAN SOFTWARE Security Helping Institutions to Design and STRATEGIES Deploy Innovation Policies INSTITUTE Next Generation Networks A cross-connected Innovation Impulse Companies in the Elaboration and and Interactive Friendly Cities Policies Development of their Strategic Innovation Plans world “a friendly Planet” Ubiquitous Software QUALITY OF LIFE DIGITALISATION Interactive Contents OF PEOPLE AS MEGA-TREND Reduction of the Digital Gap AS MEGA-TREND
  12. 12. INSPIRING DAYS EUSKAMPUSTECNALIA13 AND 14 APRIL 2011 IN EUSKALDUNA INTERNATIONAL CAMPUSCONFERENCE CENTRE, BILBAO. OF EXCELLENCEOn the first day, 13 April, all the people from TECNALIA gathered at an event Corporación Tecnológica Tecnalia, made up of AZTI-Tecnalia, NEIKER-that presented “the new TECNALIA”, and showed how it works every day to Tecnalia and TECNALIA Research & Innovation, together with DIPCachieve its main goal: transform ideas into GDP through applied research. (Donostia International Physics Center), has collaborated with the University of the Basque Country‐Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea to developOn the second day, 14 April, nearly 600 clients, companies and institutions the EUSKAMPUS, International Campus of Excellence project.were able to get to know “the new TECNALIA”, and took part in the sevenworkshops organised to jointly identify and find technology-based business The aims of EUSKAMPUS are to form a hub for internationally relevantopportunities, derived from future challenges. training, research, transfer and innovation, and to turn this new concept into the cornerstone of social and economic transformation in the Basque Country.There was also a technology exhibition where visitors were able to find outabout more than 70 new business opportunities developed by TECNALIA. It also aims to become a teaching, science and technology benchmark for the European Atlantic Axis. To this end, the bases for this cross-border campus have been established in close collaboration with the Bordeaux University consortium, which have made up a “pôle de recherche et d’enseignement supérieur”. EUSKAMPUS is an integrating project in the knowledge value chain in the Basque Country, to promote the “education, research and innovation” knowledge triangle with international scope. euskampus.ehu.es
  13. 13. INGRID BUILDSMARTSMART GRID READY-TO-MARKETRESEARCH FACILITIES ENERGY-EFFICIENT SOLUTIONSIn 2011, in Bizkaia Technology Park, TECNALIA started to build one of the Today there is a need for the construction of buildings with very lowfirst facilities in Europe to conduct research on Smart Grids, at the service electricity consumption requirements as a key factor in the development ofof the electrical equipment manufacturing sector. the low carbon city.They will help to overcome the challenge we are facing of moving and TECNALIA works on the development of a methodology for the design,storing electricity in the most efficient way possible, to respond in real time construction, monitoring and use of residential and tertiary sectorto the increasingly complex requirements by generators and consumers. buildings, halving energy consumption in relation to equivalent traditional constructions.• Electrical systems for renewable energies• Smart management of electric power consumption Methodology validation will be done by means of the construction of 11• Equipment and components for power grids pilot buildings, thus positioning TECNALIA as a benchmark in the design• Smart grids of Zero Energy Buildings, an emerging market born from the application of the new European directives. 14 MILLION EUROS 3.500 M2 BUILDING 7 PLATFORMS 10.000 M2 PLOT
  14. 14. MARINE QUALITY OFENERGY SOFTWARE SERVICESINTERCONNECTION SYSTEM FOR MARINE ENERGY CMMI-ACQ IS THE INTERNATIONAL QUALITYCAPTURING DEVICES. STANDARD FOR SOFTWARE SERVICESOcean energy, such as offshore wind power, features significant growth TECNALIA and international consultant Everis have implemented, for theand its future prospects are incredible, having as one of its most important first time in a Spanish public body, the DGT Directorate-General for Traffic,challenges to transport the energy to the coast, an issue for which there is the CMMI-ACQ model, which is the international quality standard forstill no cost-effective solution. software services.Therefore, TECNALIA has focused on the development of a submarine The goal was to improve and rationalise all the internal IT network of thedevice allowing the connection of umbilical cables between the energy DGT, simplifying, expediting and guaranteeing the quality of its processes,generators to the coast evacuation cable. which is vital given that the DGT completes about 25 million transactions per year. The relations between the DGT and the almost 50 suppliers theTECNALIA has signed an agreement with INGEINNOVA to verify this body works with have also been unified and systematised.submarine device -christened as KANPAI- in the sea. For this they will builda full-size operational prototype that will serve to prove the technical and Thanks to the improvement of all these internal processes, the user shalleconomical viability of the system before starting the serial production. perceive, both at the DGT’s offices or through the Internet, a simpler and quicker processing of the procedures, and an improvement in the service and attention.
  15. 15. MORE PROFITABLE SMARTFOUNDRY MATERIALSHIGH-POWER THERMAL PLASMA VARSTIFF: VARIABLE STIFFNESS STRUCTURE BASED ONFOR FOUNDRY PROCESSES DEFLATABLE STRATIFICATION TECHNOLOGYTECNALIA reduces Foundry costs through the “Plasma Torch”, a system VARSTIFF® is a patented smart fabric fully developed by TECNALIA, whosethat has revolutionised the industry since it provides great precision when singular feature lies in its variable hardness achieved under differentheating metal, thus reducing operation costs, improving the metallic pressure conditions.quality and saving energy. At atmospheric pressure, it behaves as a flexible and malleable material, butIt is a novel system that, by applying a High-Power Thermal Plasma, allows at moderate vacuum conditions (removing air) it reaches a hardness similarheating the necessary amount of metal, at a certain temperature and at the to that of a standard plastic. The process is reversible and can be repeatedprecise casting moment (when the cast metal should be taken out of the as much as desired and it can adopt different shapes in each case.furnace). It allows programming the temperature range in which they wish to VARSTIFF® is an active fabric opening a window for a new generation ofcast the metal and maintains it automatically during the entire casting time. uses and components. From car interiors, as a substitute for the boot shelf orThe success of the “Plasma Torch” has been immediate and thanks to the functional seats, to healthcare applications such as wristbands, elbow bandscommercial effort of SERT Metal, Fuchosa (Bizkaia) and Lingotes Especiales or immobilisers as an alternative to plaster or other conventional materials.(Valladolid) have already installed this device in their facilities highlighting It has also sport-related applications and might be used in professionsthe good performance of this new equipment. where safety clothing is needed, as a protection agent in shin bands, snowboarding garments, etc. “Courtesy of Lingotes Especiales”
  16. 16. SMART OPPORTUNITYLIGHTING MAPLUIX ALLOWS ENERGY SAVINGS WE IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP BUSINESSIN STREET LIGHTING UP TO 80%. OPPORTUNITIES FOR COMPANIESLUIX is a technology-based company specialising in Smart Lighting thanks “How do we identify opportunities for the companies?to the blending of wills from ACR Group, Eguzkitan and TECNALIA. We develop a tailor-made strategy, since each business is different and itsThe LUIX system regulates the illumination of streetlamps depending potential and possibilities are unique”.on the people and vehicles in transit in the street at a given moment.It progressively switches the streetlamps on and off, in the appropriate We evaluate the business and the environment, visualising its future andsequence and direction, depending on the prediction of pedestrian and translating all that into an Opportunity Map with ideas giving response tovehicle movement and direction. This is achieved by a device integrated in any strategic innovation challenge for that particular company.the streetlamp which is able to detect both presence and movement. The Opportunity Map is a flexible and adaptable performance solutionToday, economical and energy savings are a priority for city halls, since on which TECNALIA relies to co-design the innovation strategy jointlylighting consumption accounts for 55% of their energy expenses. In order to with companies by identifying business opportunities strengthening theirgive response to such a demand, the new system is being partially tested in competitiveness.different towns in Gipuzkoa and Navarre such as Gabiria, Tolosa or Uztarroz. From our technological know-how, the close collaboration amongst theOnce the efficiency of the system was proven, Isaba and Salinas, located different Business Divisions within TECNALIA and the far-sighted approach,in Navarre, have fully implemented it in every street. The installation works we focus towards a clear goal: to help companies to identify businesstook place in September 2011 and the estimated savings for these cities is opportunities and turn them into results.20,000 euros in just one year, with energy savings nearing 80%. OPPORTUNITY MAP ANALYSIS FOCUS ACTION
  17. 17. Inspiring Business IMAGINE + MAKE ITCOME TRUE

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