TECNALIA is a private non-profit organization that was set up in 2010 from the merger of 8 existing technology research centres. TECNALIA is the leading private and independent research and technology entity in Spain, fifth largest in Europe. TECNALIA employs more than 1,500 people (almost 170 PhDs) and its turnover is 121Me, it filled 53 patents, had 3800 clients and created 8 spin-offs (2009). It is very active in the FP7 having already gained more than 170 projects, coordinating 34 of them.
The activities within this proposal will be carried out by: the two Bussines Units of Rehabilitation and Infrastructures, within the Sustainable Construction Division and with the support of the Programmes Unit, by Javier Larrañeta, who is Secretary General of PESI (Spanish Platform of Industrial Safety), and elected member of the Executive Board at ETPIS, coordinating the SafeInfrastructures initiative.