FUNDACIÓN TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (TECNALIA) is a research organization resulting from the merger of eight research organizations: Fundación Cidemco, Fundación ESI-European Software Institute, Fundación European Virtual Engineering, Fundación Fatronik, Fundación Inasmet, Fundación Labein, Fundación Leia and Fundación Robotiker. TECNALIA is the leading private research and technology entity in Spain and the fifth largest in Europe. TECNALIA employs 1,437 people (164 PhDs) and its turnover is 121Me, it filed 53 patents, had 3800 clients and created 8 spin-offs in year 2009. The part of TECNALIA’s Unit of Construction located in Azpeitia (former Fundación Cidemco) is specialized in meeting the technological demands of Construction and Building Industries. It has established different lines of research covering new materials, energy efficiency in building, thermal systems, biotechnologies and information and communication technologies (ICTs). Its multidisciplinary staff covers designers, architects or chemists to telecommunication, computation and energy engineers. 
Third MERITS newsletter - July 2014
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