TECNALIA is the largest centre of applied research and technological development in Spain, a benchmark in Europe and a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. We collaborate with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness, people’s quality of life and achieve sustainable growth. We do it thanks to a team made up of more than 1,400 people (44% women – 56% men) who are passionate about technology and committed to building a better society.
Our main scopes of action are: Smart Manufacturing Digital Transformation, Energy Transition, Sustainable Mobility, Personalized Health and Urban Ecosystem.
Our mission is to transform technological research into prosperity; TECNALIA’s research has a real impact on society and generates benefits in the form of quality of life and progress. And we work with the purpose of building a better world through technological research and innovation.
TECNALIA’s research has a real impact on society and provides specific solutions to the major global challenges.
David Garcia Sanchez
David has over 10 years’ experience on bridges and structures design, structural health monitoring and bridge inspection, civil engineering and offshore projects. Since 2016 Senior Researcher in the Infrastructures Area of Tecnalia participating in several national and international research projects. He is also an Honorary Lecturer of the Department of Structural and Mechanical Engineering at ETS of Civil Engineering, University of Cantabria.
Elena has significant experience in the analysis of climate change, the associated techno-economic impacts and definition of adaptation measures. She has generated adaptive policies, vulnerability and risk analysis of the energy infrastructure and the study of interdependencies with other sectors. She has developed strategies for climate proofing, the inclusion of climate change projections across the project cycle and evaluating options for increasing climate resilience of infrastructure.
Iñaki has over 7 years’ experience on research and development projects in the fields of construction, digitalisation, resilience and projects related with fostering innovation, dynamization, digitalisation and sustainability. He has participated in different European, national and regional research projects, including the use of BIM for the predictive management of road infrastructure vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
Jorge has over 15 years’ experience with his work at Tecnalia focussing on the analysis of climate change, associated impacts, the definition of adaptation measures and assessing their costs and benefits. He has assisted in the generation of adaptive policies, participating in the definition of various strategies and plans for different levels of government and adaptation pathways for infrastructures.
Maria is a senior researcher in climate change adaptation with experience in the development of local and regional adaptation plans and in the effectiveness assessment of these plans through monitoring and evaluation. She has assessed the exposure, vulnerability and risk related to climate change; defining adaptation objectives and actions (including nature-based solutions).
García-Sánchez, D., Aurtenetxe, J., Zalbide, M., Socorro, R., Pérez-Hernando, A., Inaudi, D. Technical management risks for transport infrastructures along whole life cycle: Identification and analysis, Life-Cycle Analysis and Assessment in Civil Engineering: Towards an Integrated Vision – Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering, IALCCE 2018, pp. 1435-1442.
CAF (2020). Guía para el análisis detallado de riesgo climático (Guide for detailed analysis of climate risk). https://scioteca.caf.com/handle/123456789/1631
García-Sánchez, D., Tárrago, N., Pérez, S., Herrera, A., Gutierrez, M., Robles, I., Socorro, R., Burón, J.L., Lenart, S. Historical records of events related to technical risks in bridges and viaducts, Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Life-Cycle Sustainability and Innovations – Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Bridge Maintenaince, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2020, pp. 1492-1498.