CRIT organized a seminar with the collaboration of Tecnalia, an applied research center of the Basque Country born from the merger of 8 centers with a long and wide curriculum of industrial research and innovation. With around 1500 researchers, a turnover of € 120 million and almost 3,800 customers, Tecnalia is today the largest private research center in Spain and the fifth in Europe, behind Fraunhofer (Germany), TNO (Holland), VTT (Finland) and SINTEF ( Norway).
The purpose of the meeting will be to illustrate the main results of Tecnalia’s industrial research activities in the areas of advanced surfaces and composite materials. Furthermore, the seminar will be the opportunity to initiate contacts aimed at the joint realization of research activities between members, NFA members and Tecnalia itself.
The session will focus on technologies and research results obtained by Tecnalia in the context of collaborations with industrial realities at European level, including through participation in financing instruments such as the Seventh EU Framework Program. In particular, the knowledge and experience of the “Advanced Surfaces” group will be deepened, in particular on treatments to guarantee resistance to corrosion and wear, through the correct combination of materials, coatings and treatments. In addition, the main application areas of the “Composite materials” group will be displayed, with case studies of innovative materials developed for the purpose of reducing costs, eco-efficiency, multi-functionality and productivity.