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The aim of TECNALIA in the Big Science is to offer solutions and services to different sectorial players in order to provide technological and applied research, by collaborating on specifications for equipments, systems and installations.

Providing special services, being a necessary partner to enable the creation of installations and instruments to develop Basic Science programs.

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Big Science Catalogue

  1. 1. 1 BIG SCIENCE TECNALIA I INSPIRING BUSINESS Big Science R&D solutions and technological services to enable the creation of installations to develop basic science programs.
  2. 2. 2 Inspiring Business 7 BUSINESS DIVISIONS VALUES IDEAS THAT CREATE VALUE 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5 6 6 7 COMMITMENT WITH THE FUTURE BUSINESS PERSPECTIVE RESEARCH TENACITY EFFICIENT CREATIVITY FLEXIBILITY CONNECTIVITY SALES NETWORK ASSOCIATED INNOVATION CENTRES BRANCHES ABROAD ALLIANCES HEADQUARTERS SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT ICT-EUROPEAN SOFTWARE INSTITUTE INDUSTRY AND TRANSPORT HEALTH TECHNOLOGICAL SERVICES TECNALIA Research & Innovation is the first private applied research centre in Spain and one of the most important in Europe. A combination of technology, tenacity, efficiency, courage and imagination. We identify and develop business opportunities through applied research. Inspiring Business is a unique and different vision: we visualise ideas that create value and provide creative and technological solutions that bring real results. INNOVATION STRATEGIES PRESENCE IN THE WORLD THIS IS US, THIS IS TECNALIA
  3. 3. 3 BIG SCIENCE TECNALIA I INSPIRING BUSINESS ONE HUNDRED AND TEN WORKING TOWARDS A COMMON GOAL: 1.500 1st OUR ACTIVITY IN FIGURES EXPERTS ON STAFF MILLION EUROS INCOME At TECNALIA we are organised in 7 fully interconnected Business Divisions. Cooperation works thanks to the transversality of teams, projects and clients collaborating with each other, combining experience, commitment and knowledge. Our best asset is our team, made up of more than 1,500 experts who work to transform knowledge into GDP in order to improve people’s quality of live by generating business opportunities for companies. We are committed with the future, with society, with the Earth and with our environment and this responsibility reinforces our values and provides focus to our activities. “TECNALIA transforms Knowledge into GDP to improve people's quality of life by generating business opportunities for Companies” DOCUMENT PUBLISHED IN SEPTEMBER 2013 GENERATING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH APPLIED RESEARCH. 4 APPROACHES TO THE WAY WE WORK WITH COMPANIES 3 TECHNOLOGICAL SERVICES VENTURES R&D PROJECTS TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION STRATEGY YOUR PROJECT BUSINESS INSPIRING FIRST PRIVATE SPANISH ORGANISATION IN ECONOMICAL RETURNS, APPROVED AND LED PROJECTS IN THE VII EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
  4. 4. 44 Big Science In a world that is increasingly aware that its natural resources are limited, the big challenges facing humans (energy, health, food, the environment, water, transport, etc.), can be met by tackling these issues with Basic Science and the technology arising from it. All relevant government bodies know that investment in science and technology are highly cost- effective and ensure the future development of the society they serve. On the other hand, insufficient investment would inexorably condemn technology, industry and the economy to dependency. Research Infrastructures contribute to the implementation of Europe 2020 Strategy and its Innovation Union Flagship Initiative, especially in the multidisciplinary domains of the "Grand Challenges". Research Infrastructures enable excellent research not being available without the access to these facilities, providing environments for excellent researchers to do outstanding Science at European and International level, contributing to benchmark research frontiers. In this wide challenge, the Industry of Science (IoC) represents the group of companies working for organisations engaged in conceiving, designing, building, operating and maintaining scientific installations and instruments in any field, thus contributing to the advance of science and technology and reinforcing technological innovation.
  5. 5. 5 BIG SCIENCE TECNALIA I INSPIRING BUSINESS 5 The aim of TECNALIA in the Big Science is to offer solutions and services to different sectorial players in order to provide technological and applied research, by collaborating on specifications for equipments, systems and installations. Providing special services, being a necessary partner to enable the creation of installations and instruments to develop Basic Science programs.
  6. 6. 6 Big Science Segments PARTICLE PHYSICS Purpose-built particle accelerators and detectors. Accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before the beams are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. Detectors observe and record the results of these collisions. ENERGY AND ICTS The increased use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) require large amounts of energy to manage computation, transmission, storage and presentation of information. Reflecting on the new paradigm proposed by the sector and its confluence with the energy world. ASTROPHYSICS AND SPACE SCIENCE The development of Astrophysics has been very vertiginous and both observational instruments located on land and those falling in satellites provide a wide range of data that do not only advance our general knowledge but have an immediate application in our daily life. "The TECNALIA Strategic Vision identifies the organisation as a “private applied research centre of international excellence and great impact on local industry, that has become a driving force for people and organisations, in the process of consolidating and projecting itself in the emerging industry of science sector".
  7. 7. 7 BIG SCIENCE TECNALIA I INSPIRING BUSINESS FUSION SCIENCE Big Science Segments LCIS ENGINEERING AND INFRASTRUCTURES The buildings housing the Large Scientific Facilities (LCIs) have a unique character and therefore also require special construction skills. These are installations where lots of people work and research. That means an important resource management. Since the discovery of nuclear physics scientists have been working on using the energy of the atoms in order to obtain energy by Nuclear Fusion. Fusion has advantages that ensure sustainability and security of supply. BIOLOGY AND LIFE SCIENCES Biology examines life at the cellular level. Find new ways to cure disease. Survey marine organisms in their Puget Sound and Pacific Ocean habitats. Delve into the complex relationship between mathematical models and experimental results. "The European Spallation Neutron Source to be built at Lund, Sweden, will contribute to create 23,000 full time jobs and will increase the regional GDP in about 24,000 € (0.08% of annual growth) until 2040. The ESS in Lund, its effects on regional development." PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS. 2009 RÖNTGEN ÄNGSTRÖM CLUSTER. 2012
  8. 8. 8 Knowledge Areas CONSTRUCTION AND ENVIRONMENT • Support the design of new facilities and physic infrastructure (locations selection, environmental design for the facilities, mobility impact, best environmental practices). • Contribution to the civil work of singular features. • Infrastructure management, control and maintenance. • Advisory support on the initial definition, when advanced solutions are required (sound insulation, energy consumption, safety). • Urban development and integration in experimental buildings. • Scientific and experimental facilities, in different areas of knowledge (mechanics and structures, acoustics). ADVANCED MATERIALS AND PROCESSESENERGY EFFICIENCY • Design and development of power electronics equipment. • Control systems for power converters, and IGBT's. • Smart Grids. • Renewable energy systems. • Protocols associated with Smart Metering. • PLC-LV and PLC-MV technologies for Smart Grid Services. • Standards used in electrical substation automation. • Standards used for telecontrol in electrical networks and power system automation applications. • Development of new materials and their characterization in extreme conditions. • Heat treatments and surface coatings and conservation. • Lightweight alloys and atomic displacements. • Cell Structures. Multi-and nano- materials. • Composite materials and alloys with nano-particles. • Welding process (brazing, soldering). • Forming processes (EMF). • Laser processing. • Thermal spraying process.
  9. 9. 9 BIG SCIENCE TECNALIA I INSPIRING BUSINESS Knowledge Areas CODAC (CONTROL, DATA ACCESS & COMMUNICATION) AND RH (REMOTE HANDLING) • Autonomous navigation systems. • Handling systems based on parallel kinematics. • Remote handling. • Authomatization. • Mechanical of high performance materials. • Mechanical of high speed. • Complex data analysis and knowledge management: - Data acquisition. - Data Mining. - Artificial Intelligence Techniques. TESTING AND CERTIFICATION • Testing and Certification of electrical equipment. • Assessment of materials and components behavior against corrosion phenomena, stress, fatigue, etc. • Conformity evaluation of electrical equipment, diagnosis and maintenance of equipment in facilities and supplier qualification. • Environmental impact evaluation. • Chemical characterization, metallurgical and mechanical. • Design, manufacturing and maintenance failure. • NDT (Non Destructive Test) and special test.
  10. 10. 10 References in Particle Physics Description: TECNALIA has developed the following initiatives: • Collaboration for the implementation of company equipment • Layout and facilities comissioning to process requirements • Training in both E-Beam and Brazing technologies. • Upgrade facilities to processes and specifications. ESS-BILBAO: SPECIAL WELDING FACILITIES01. CERN: ESSAYS ON LHC STRUCTURES02. ESS BILBAO: DEVELOPMENT OF ION OURCES: TECHNICAL SUPPORT03. Description: The specimen tested are support columns belonging to the new Large Hadron Collider particles accelerator installed 27Km in circumference between 50 and 150 meters deep in the French-Swiss border. Static tests conducted at the Laboratory of Experimental Mechanical and Testing about 5% of the total production and low process defined by EADS-CASA to ensure alignment between the LHC Cryomagnets 15 meters in length. TECNALIA’s test campaign was performed on 2 types of support SSS and Cryodypole made ​​of fiberglass. 300 component trials were made during two years. Description: Front-end test stand for ion sources allowing to test, develop and optimize ion sources and their working parameters. The first operational system, generates experimental data that can be contrasted with simulations to validate them. It also serves as test stand for control systems and hardware, and a small scale test of the data acquisition, logging and analysis that will be required for the accelerator. TECNALIA has supported the analysis of the electrical installation system, as well as the power source equipment.
  11. 11. 11 BIG SCIENCE TECNALIA I INSPIRING BUSINESS References in Astrophysics and Space Science Description: ESA Technology Transfer Programme Office (TTPO), aims to strengthen European industry by identifying new business opportunities for providers of space technology and systems. It enhances the know-how and competitiveness of these providers while broadening their business horizons. TECNALIA is the Spanish leader and representative for Technology Transfer to other complementary sectors. Description: The ExtreMat Integrated Project targets on the creation of new multifunctional materials, with complementary conventional materials development only. Based on an integrated approach, ExtreMat will dramatically push forward the limits in materials technology and will provide and industrialize new knowledge-based materials and compounds for top-end and new applications in extreme environments. TECNALIA has developed new materials and multi-material components. ESA: TRIBOLAB04. ESA: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAMME OFFICE (TTPO)05. EXTREMAT: MATERIALS FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS06. Description: TriboLAB is one of the instruments selected by ESA to be placed into the European Technological Exposure Facility (EuTEF) which is part of one of the International Space Station (ISS) at one of the external balcony of the European Columbus modules. The purpose of TriboLAB is to perform basic and applied tribological experiments to study the behaviour of lubricants and typical space mechanisms in the space environment. TriboLAB will carry out three types of tribology experiments. It will allow to evaluate the tribologic performance of a coating (POD) and to test the typical elements of a mechanism (BB, sealing systems). TECNALIA has contributed with the operation of the three types of experiments. Transfer of Space Technology Business Incubation Intellectual Properties Investment Support
  12. 12. 12 References in Fusion Science Description: The scope of this work is planning, preparation, specimen manufacturing, execution, evaluation and reporting of material characterization at a given temperature. The materials that TECNALIA characterizes are structural metals (steels, stainless steels, copper alloys, aluminium alloys, titanium base alloys, nickel base alloys, Tungsten, vanadium alloys), composites (glass/resin composites, carbon fibre composites), super conducting strands (Nb3Sn, copper, NbTi) and joints (welding, brazing..). Mechanical tests, physical properties measurements and microstructural analysis will be the activities provided by TECNALIA for a period of 4 years. ITER: CHARACTERIZATION OF MATERIALS07. ITER: TEST BLANKET SYSTEMS08. ITER: FIRST WALL PANNEL09. Description: The ITER blanket is one of the most critical and technically challenging components in ITER: together with the divertor it directly faces the hot plasma. Because of its unique physical properties, beryllium has been chosen as the element to cover the first wall. TECNALIA collaborates in the development of instruments for equipment, as part of the activities to support the conceptual and preliminary design of the European test blanket systems, by covering experimental activities, instrumentation development, qualification of functional materials, etc. Description: Front-end test stand for ion sources allowing to test, develop and optimize ion sources and their working parameters. The first operational system, generates experimental data that can be contrasted with simulations to validate them. It also serves as test stand for control systems and hardware, and a small scale test of the data acquisition, logging and analysis that will be required for the accelerator. TECNALIA has supported the analysis of the electrical installation system, as well as the power source equipment.
  13. 13. 13 BIG SCIENCE TECNALIA I INSPIRING BUSINESS References in Energy and ICTs Description: The Electrical Laboratory of TECNALIA is the leading independent testing laboratory in Spain and Portugal. This Laboratory has gained long time expertise in the field of the conformity assessment of products of distribution companies, as well as in the technical requirements and certification processes demanded by the electrical utilities. As a singular station, TECNALIA operates the highest rated and most extensive independent power test facility in the southwest of Europe, fitted with sufficient capability so as to perform short circuit and high current testing (up to 200kA) on a wide range of high and low voltage electrical equipment, as well as making and breaking tests on low voltage equipment. Description: The Neutron Absorbers Material are key in the system of storage of worn-out fuel, attenuating the neutron radiation to reduce the thermal resultant stresses of the heat build-up for these radiations. TECNALIA has evaluated commercial Neutron Absorbers Materials, as well as different layers projected by High Velocity Oxygen Fuel (HVOF), which incorporates Boron, developed internally. ON-SITE HV CABLE TESTING10. PLATFORM FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT TESTING11. NEUTRON ABSORBERS MATERIALS12. Description: TECNALIA’s Mobile Laboratory offers testing commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of underground cables and high-voltage submarine cables, through a Variable Frequency Resonant System Type WRV 80/260 (66 to 400kV). TECNALIA is recognised as a reference centre in Partial Discharge measurements and, as an independent testing laboratory, has taken part in international alliances for common projects.
  14. 14. References in LCIs Engineering and Infrastructures 14 Description: The Grand Telescope of Canary Islands (GTC) incorporates EMIR wide-field, near-infrared, multi-object spectrograph proposed for the Nasmyth focus. It will allow observers to obtain from tens to hundreds of intermediate resolution spectra simultaneously, in the nIR bands Z, J, H, K. A multi-slit mask unit will be used for target acquisition. EMIR is designed to address the science goals of the proposing team, providing a robust second-generation instrument for GTC while providing an observing mode unique among 8m class telescopes. TECNALIA has contributed developing new adhesives for cryogenic conditions. GTC: NEW ADHESIVES FOR CRYOGENIC CONDITIONS13. IAC: FEASIBILITY STUDY AND BUSINESS MODEL14. EST: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER STUDIES15. Description: The Institute of Astrophysics of Canarias (IAC) is an internationalized Spanish research centre. It has two headquarters and two observatories set in an environment of excellent astronomical quality, both constituting the European Northern Observatory (ENO). TECNALIA has developed the initial Feasibility Study and Business Model for the Astrophysics Technology Centre.   Description: SOLARNET (High Resolution Solar Physics Network) is the solar successor of OPTICON, as a common observing time allocation process for European Solar Telescopes (EST). The main objectives are to provide access to European Solar telescopes and instruments, and to develop data pipelines such that science-ready data is easily available for users of the ACCESS. TECNALIA has developed technology transfer studies between surface & space astrophysics.
  15. 15. 15 BIG SCIENCE TECNALIA I INSPIRING BUSINESS Clients and Agreements CLIENTS CERN EADS ESA: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER PROGRAMME OFFICE ESS BILBAO EUROPEAN SOLAR TELESCOPE FUSION FOR ENERGY INSTITUTE OF ASTROPHYSICS OF CANARIAS ITER AGREEMENTS Collaboration in the Industry of Science / The main objective of the collaboration is to joint forces in developing projects related to construction, operation and maintenance of science installations for accelerators and targets, paying particular attention to the spallation neutron source in Bilbao astrophysics. Collaboration between Ineustar and TECNALIA / The main objective of this agreement is to take advantage of the potential that may have in the new market of the Industry of Science by collaborative integration of the research, technological and industrial components within the INEUSTAR associated industries as in the science and technology present in TECNALIA Other Alliances / EARTO EUROTECH MIT-ILP FRAUNHOFER
  16. 16. TECNALIA Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia C/ Geldo, Edificio 700 E-48160 Derio-Bizkaia (Spain) T 902 760 000* T+34 946 430 850 (International calls) IÑAKI INZUNZA Big Science Director iñ BIG SCIENCE