Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Spain



TECNALIA RESEARCH & 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 1,319 people (198 PhDs) and with income of 94 Million € in 2014.

The whole team at TECNALIA has one GOAL: to transform knowledge into GDP, meaning wealth to improve people’s quality of life by generating business opportunities for industry. 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.

TECNALIA is a key agent in the ERA – European Research Area, holding position 11th among RECs and 23th overall in EC’s 7th FP7 Monitoring Report (Final). TECNALIA actively participates in the governing bodies of several European Technology Platforms and partners in 377 FP7 projects, coordinating 81 of them; in H2020 TECNALIA participates in 61 projects, coordinating 9 of them, up to the end of 2014. TECNALIA is a member of EARTO and of EUROTECH, linking together the most important research centres in Europe. TECNALIA has been the more active organization in the ARTEMIS programme, participating in 27 projects and also in 2 ECSEL projects.

The University of the Basque Country (EHU/UPV), Tecnalia and Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) are the founding members of Euskampus (2010,, a project with attained the qualification of International Campus of Excellence from the Spanish Ministry of Education (2010). Euskampus partners with the PRES of the Universities of Bordeaux in the Euskampus-Bordeaux Transborder Campus.

Specifically AQUAS will be carried out by the Cybersecurity and Safety team of the ICT division. This team is focused on researching product and process security and assurance management systems to support the compliance assessment and certification of safety-critical systems in sectors such as transport, automation, and medical devices. Their solutions offer:

  • Support to knowledge management about standards, regulation and interpretations (store, retrieve, categorize, associate, search, browse)
  • Management infrastructure providing auditable and up-to-date information about safety assurance and certification assets
  • Support for assessment of standard/regulatory compliance and internal policies
  • Recommendations for adoption
  • Software Process Improvement

On the other hand, TECNALIA is an equal opportunity employer. Current ratio of female/male employees is 42/58 while the Cybersecurity and Safety team is currently composed of 46% of women. TECNALIA brings to the project its previous results and experience in projects in the domain that deal with the safety assurance topic, such as Safety and Security assessments, modelling experiences and standards requirements.

Relevant expertise

Participation in various projects like OPENCOSS- Open Platform for EvolutioNary Certification of Safety-critical Systems” (, EMC2 – Embedded Multi-Core systems for Mixed Criticality applications in dynamic and changeable real-time environments” (, SafeAdapt – Safe Adaptive Software for Fully Electric Vehicles” (, ARTEMIS CRAFTERS (2012-2015): (, and RECOMP (Reduced Certification Costs for Trusted Multicore Platforms) (

Main tasks


  • Study of extension of system models for incorporating safety and performance aspects. Development of safety and performance combined analysis.
  • Collaboration with OpenCERT / Polarsys project.