Participant No. 2 – Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TECNALIA, Spain)
Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (Tecnalia) is the leading private and independent research and technology entity in Spain and the fifth largest in Europe. Tecnalia in 2010 employed 1,437 people (164 PhDs), had a turnover of 121 M€, filed 53 patents, had 3800 clients, and created 8 spin-offs. Tecnalia is very active in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), having already gained 169 projects and coordinating 34 of them.

The division of Tecnalia in charge of this project is the ICT-ESI Division. It was launched in 1993 by an initiative from the European Commission and with the support of leading European companies and the Basque Government with the objective to contribute to developing the Information Society and to increasing industry competitiveness by means of knowledge, innovation, continuous improvement, and the promotion and dissemination of Information Technology. Moreover, ICT-ESI has been an active player of the ARTEMIS and NESSI ETP and their equivalent Spanish platform PROMETEO and INES, as well as the FIA research community regarding the Internet of the Future.

Tecnalia has an extensive experience on EC Framework Programmes, and Eureka international projects, in particular, in ITEA, MEDEA, and CELTIC clusters. Recent outstanding European projects where ICT-ESI division has participated are SHAPE, with the participation in the development of the OMG standard model for SoA (SoaML), NEXOF initiative where the foundations for reference service architecture (NEXOF-RA) are being laid, and COIN, an IP intended to overcome interoperability and cooperation challenges of IT industry.

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