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Contact personDr. Raúl Tabarés
StreetParque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Edif 700 
Address 48160 - Derio (Spain) 
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 Organisation details
Employees (in Depart.)250+ 
Organisation TypeNon profit 
 Research Focus

 Fields of activities:
» History
» Philosophy
» Cultural Heritage
» Virtual Museums
» Other social sciences
» Other humanities
» Anthropology
» Cultural studies
» Sociology
» Media and socio-cultural communication
» Other social sciences
» Computer sciences
» Information sciences
» Other formal sciences
» Business and Management
» Education (incl. training, pedagogy, didactics)
» Computational Social Sciences (incl. Social biomedical sciences)
» Journalism, mass media and communication
» Social work
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 Brief description of your activity focus
Digital Social Innovation/ Digital Skills/ e-Tourism/ Social Innovation/ RRI/ Digital Business Models/ Digital Commons

 Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
Fundación Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TECNALIA) (www.tecnalia.com) is the leading private, non-profit, and independent research and technology entity in Spain and one of the largest in Europe, employing 1,434 people (198 PhD holders). The foundation’s turnover was 99.5 M€ in 2014. In the field of Intellectual Property Rights, TECNALIA holds 88 patents or family of patents, which are either property of the foundation or exploited jointly with third parties.
TECNALIA is a key agent in the European Research Area, holding position 11th among RECs and 26th overall in EC’s 7th FP7 Monitoring Report 2013. TECNALIA was very active in FP7, participating in 377 projects and coordinating 81 of them; in H2020, the foundation participates in 83 projects, coordinating 17 of them, according to the results obtained by the end of 2015.
Tecnalia is organized in business divisions covering research and innovation activities in the fields of industry and transport, information and communication technologies, construction, energy and environment, innovation strategies, health and quality of life. Tecnalia is an equal opportunity employer because the current ratio of female/male employees is 40/60. It also has developed some initiatives to promote a gender equality plan in the human resources departments.
Tecnalia Ventures is wholly owned subsidiary, for the commercialization of innovative technology-based results, turning innovative technology assets into new profitable and sustainable businesses and generating economic value for society. Tecnalia Ventures focuses on accelerating the development of disruptive technologies to transform them into investable business opportunities and managing the portfolio of Tecnalia spin-offs, currently integrated by a portfolio of 15 start-ups in a wide range of sectors.
The Innovation Strategies Division will be the department that will lead this initiative in Tecnalia. Innovation Strategies is organized in three different business areas: Innovation Policies, Markets & Technology, and Technology & Society. It comprises a multidisciplinary team of 70 people with strong and diverse expertise on innovation management, culture and policies, social and workplace innovation, foresight, technology evaluation and impact assessment (social, economic and environmental). This unit has more than 15 years of expertise in innovation culture diffusion and has previously worked in several initiatives regarding these issues.
 Research Activities

 Project participation
Project #1
Project TypeH2020
Project TitleInnovative Social Investment Stregthening Communities Europe
Specific ThemeSocial Investment
Project websitehttp://innosi.eu/
CoordinatorManchester Metropolitan University
Project #2
Project TypeH2020
Project TitleHarnessing the power of Digital Social Platforms to shake up makers and manufacturing entrepreneurs towards a European Open Manufacturing ecosystem
Specific ThemeMakers
CoordinatorThe Young Foundation
Project #3
Project TypeH2020
Project TitleA neW concept of pubLic administration based on citizen co-created mobile urban services
Specific ThemeProsumerism
Project websitehttp://www.welive.eu/
Project #4
Project TypeFP7
Project Title: Responsible Research and Innovation in Business and Industry in the domain of ICT for Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing
Specific ThemeRRI
Project websitehttp://www.responsible-industry.eu/home
CoordinatorDe Monfort University
Project #5
Project TypeFP7
Project TitleTowards a European normative model for Responsible Research and Innovation globally, using constitutional values as a driver to inform societal desira
Specific ThemeRRI
Project websitehttp://www.progressproject.eu/
CoordinatorCentre for Professional Ethics at the University of Central Lancashire

 International and national projects beyond EU Framework Programme
1. ELAN Network – European and Latin American Technology based Business Network. EuropeAid (2015-2018). ELAN Network is a EuropeAid Grant project funded by the European Union through DG DEVCO. It is carried out by a consortium consisting of 31 key Research & Innovation (R&I) actors from Europe and Latin America and is led by TECNALIA. The overall objective of the ELAN programme is to increase and diversify the European Unions economic presence in Latin America, by generating sustainable collaboration initiatives among R&I actors in which knowledge is transformed into equitable socio-economic development. http://www.elannetwork.org/

2. EU-GREAT! European Guide and Recommendations for the combined funding of large-scale RDI initiatives. H2020 (2015-2016). Coordinated by TECNALIA. EU-Great! focuses on investigating the best approaches adopted and barriers encountered by stakeholders when combining funds from different public and private finance sources at European, national and regional level to co-finance large-scale RDI initiatives - specifically to translate successful research results and lab-scale prototypes into demonstrators, production pilot-lines, first market replications and commercialized products and services. http://eu-great.com/

3. APINNO: Action Project for Innovation. Erasmus+ KA2 (2014-2016). The APInno aims at fostering the collaboration between business and universities as one key issue to be targeted by developing an innovative approach and methodology for teaching one of the under-exploited concepts - Innovation Management (IM). http://apinno.unibit.bg/?page=info

4. CROSS (Citizen Reinforcing Open Smart Synergies) (2012-2016) is a project co-financed by the European Union within the framework of European Program (CIP Framework Program for Competitiveness and Innovation), born with the aim and the ambition to create an innovative ecosystem and a new mentality to deal with the challenges and difficulties arising from the economic crisis (ICT-PSP-325141). http://www.crossproject.eu/en/

5. TRANSCREATIVA (2012-2014) The purpose of the TRANSCREATIVA project is to position the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) within the SUDOE space as a good European practice capable of combining economic development (technology transfer) and social cohesion (entrepreneurship and improve the employability of unemployed youth). European Union’s Interreg IV B SUDOE Programme (SOE3/P1/E529). http://www.transcreativa.eu/en/project

6. TRES (Towards Regional spEcialisation for Smart growth spirit) aims to mobilize the innovation potential and capacity of regions towards smart growth. TRES aims to be a strategic policy intelligence knot for knowledge exchange and wide cooperation (for regional and inter-regional stakeholders) boosting smart policy processes and schemes towards a better future vision in global value chains. European Commission, INTERREG IVC Programme, Contract # 1243R4 (2012-2015) http://www.tr3s-project.eu/

7. INNOFUN - Funding Policies to bring Innovation to Finance/market/people. INTERREG IVC. (2012-2014) The project’s main objective is to improve regional policies concerning innovation funding in order to achieve the ultimate goal of making the selection criteria more flexible and reducing the communication gap between innovation and finance/market/people. The Access to information will be easier and the innovative ideas funding will be speed up. http://innofun.org/

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