Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

Tecnalia. Inspiring Business

Relevant Projects



EXPERIMEDIA: Experiments in live social and networked media experiences

The objective of PLAYHIST experiment is to demonstrate that the learning and engagement of visitors on museums and cultural centers can be increased through the inclusion gamification techniques of the historical contents. To achieve this goal, Tecnalia has transformed an Ancient Greek interactive film (actually played in the Tholos of the Hellenic Cosmos), in a multiplayer serious game in which visitors can choose their own 3D avatar for playing.

The new serious games will transform lots of exhibitions multimedia material in dynamic places in a permanent dialogue and interaction with their visitors.

Key Technologies: gamification, serious games, augmented reality



ARTIST - Advanced software-based seRvice provisioning and migraTIon of legacy SofTware

The service model that cloud computing offers, has great the potential of creating new business opportunities in companies that develop software. However, the transition to this new business model and technological paradigm is not easy. ARTIST is born with the purpose of helping software development companies in the transformation of selling software as a product, with a license-based model, towards software as a service (SaaS) following a pay per use business model. Bearing this goal in mind, ARTIST is developing a tool – supported methodology that facilitates the evolution, modernization and adaptation of non-cloud software towards a service – based one, ready to be deployed on the cloud.

Key Technologies: Model Driven Engineering (MDE), UML, cloudification patterns (e.g. multitenancy, persistence, security), optimization patterns (e.g. auto – scaling, horizontal and vertical scaling, cache, etc.), MoDisco, Acceleo, EMF, ATL.

Supported languages: Java and .NET (C# and Sharepoint)

Supported standards: UML, fUML, OASIS TOSCA, ISO Cloud Computing Reference Architecture, SPEM2.0.





When it comes to rate the quality of a web application, one of the most important factors is the usability. It is the most visible attribute since it determines the degree of satisfaction of the user with respect to the web application; It depends on which it is used or not. Happens that software engineering is concerned with those attributes of software related features internal system [reliability, safety, productivity] aside from the user's perspective. But in the case of web applications, they are designed to be used by users; there is an interaction between users and the web system.

Since 2013 we participated in the definition of Information Architecture and User Experience of the new work desk of the officers of the Department of Taxation and Finance, as well as applications and websites in the “ Diputación Foral de Bizkaia”

It may be noted as differential aspects of the project:

  • Methodology of agile development (SCRUMM).
  • Requirements and analysis of usability from a systemic point of view. Being the main objective the guarantee the consistency and efficiency of the designs defined by multiple agents participating in the development of applications.
  • Responsive Web Design optimized to secure the performance of massive data queries and execution of tasks.
  • Design multi-language: Basque and Spanish

Key Technologies: Scrumm



PROCEI - Improving the Productivity and Competitiveness of  Mexican SMES of the ICT sector  through the adoption of CMMI

PROCEI is a program of support to Mexican SMES that seeks to improve its competitiveness, through counseling and European technical assistance specialist, oriented toward new technologies and innovation of its production processes, allowing them to access European markets.

In this project TECNALIA works in accordance with the standards of international recognition in the field of software engineering (CMMI), endowing of solid quality management systems and processes of developing highly efficient.

Some of the advantages for the PYMES in which these management systems are implanted are:

  • Reduction between 10-15 % of the costs of production
  • Improving the methods of estimation and project control
  • Reduction of the times of delivery
  • Increase of customer satisfaction
  • Improvement of the quality of the product key technologies
  • Key Techonologies: Process Improvement, Quality Model,Quantitative Management and Best Practices





TECNALIA and EsiCenter promote the model and CMMI certification CMMI for MSMEs - Micro -Small and Medium-sized entrerprises in the IT industry of Colombia.

CMMI (Capability Maturity Model or Integration) is a model of evaluation of the processes of an organization that promotes the ability to develop highly efficient software.

 In accordance with the Policy Direction and IT Development of the ICT Ministry, the organizations that implement the CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) have predictable costs and meet their activities within the timeframes indicated, that without doubt leads to quality results in their business, contributing to the improvement of the competitiveness of the company, a factor that makes it distinctive among its competitors.

TECNALIA along with EsiCenter offer consultancy services for the diagnosis, planning, and support in the definition and implementation of improvements to the organizational processes of companies in the ICT sector Colombian, according to the CMMI model DEV Level 3.

Key Technologies: Process Improvement, Quality Model, Quantitative Management and Best Practices.




MOVEUS aims at changing the European users’ mobility habits by offering useful and personalized travel information services and providing meaningful feedback on the energy efficiency savings obtained as a result, i. e. on the real cost of mobility. 

A set of user-centric mobility services will be deployed through smartphone-based apps: travel recommendations, in-advance traffic information, incident warning, eco-routing and carbon footprint metering, among others, offered. An effective incentive-based model will be deployed targeted to foster the use of shared and public transport.
TECNALIA works in the design, implementation and operation of a cloud-based mobility management platform with high-performance data analytics capabilities.

The platform will address the need to integrate the growing number of heterogeneous mobility data sources coexisting in a smart city by using semantic technologies. Inputs from Intelligent Transport Systems, in-vehicle devices in public transport fleets, open data, floating cars, crowd-sourcing (smartphones) and social media will be considered for the purpose. By the application of data mining techniques and algorithms, richer and valuable mobility information on the traffic status and the users’ habits will be inferred, stored and securely offered to service developers or third parties.
In addition, it will support travellers using their mobile devices with personalised real-time solutions to reach their destination according to their preferences, the traffic status and the public transport availability, by applying energy efficiency criteria and triggering habit changes towards sustainable transport modes.

Key Technologies: Semantics, Open Data




SWEPT – Securing Websites through malware dEtection and attack Prevention Technologies

Currently, website security is one of the main concerns in the cyber security field. It is difficult to fight against this threat because the foundational software currently used to develop or create web applications (such as web frameworks and content management systems - CMSs) do not provide adequate and easy-toimplement security mechanisms, and therefore the development of a secure web application depends, to a great extent, on the developer.

For this reason, the majority of developed applications are not secure by design and have to be secured afterwards via custom, complex and error-prone security measures. Besides, the web security solutions offered by traditional cyber security providers (e.g. application firewalls or other means) usually are not completely effective due to the complex solution implantation issues and due to the hardware resources consumption overheads and delayed response
times. In all the cases, a great deal of effort and investment from web site owners and administrators is required. This is feasible for organizations with the necessary resources, but is a problem for individual website owners and administrators, or small organizations with limited resources.

In order to overcome the current situation, SWEPT proposes a security solution that incorporates different cost effective security mechanisms and tools for automatically mitigating web site attacks, maximizing the security posture of websites with a minimum intervention from web site owners and administrators. SWEPT security solution will incorporate preventive and detecting security mechanisms and tools for automatically preventing and mitigating web site attacks, maximizing the security posture of websites with a minimum intervention of web site owners and administrators The project also proposes a certification model that will certificate the security level of a web application based on SWEPT security mechanisms.

Key Technologies : HDIV, Java, PHP



BETaaS - Building the Environment for the Things as a Service

The wide range of applications of sensor networks makes it possible that along with its increasingly reduced cost technology is more present in our lives. And that is why there are many and very diverse manufacturers of these sensors, which makes it difficult to offer a service to the consumer from the same platform.

For this reason, was born the BETaaS project, which aims to allow to develop simple applications on networks of sensors from different manufacturers, avowing knowing the specific Protocol of each sensor and provided support for security, trust, reliability and quality of service –level platform.

TECNALIA's role is to design and develop the context manager, based on semantics and PLN, which unifies information that comes from the various sensors, it infers new knowledge based on the context surrounding the sensors and generates unique names for each web service associated to each sensor or actuator.

Key Technologies: Semantic Technologies, Natural Language Processing (NLP), management of the context and sensor networks.



SAFEADAP - Safe Adaptative Software for Fully Electric Vehicle

SafeAdapt aims to cope with the challenges that arise from the increasingly complex solutions necessary to securely hold and efficient electrical functions and electronic (functions X-by-wire) in fully electric vehicles (FEVs). SafeAdapt will provide new concepts of architecture E/E (Electrical/Electronic) based on adaptation, compared to the concept of redundancy to meet the requirements of safety, reliability and cost efficiency, increasing the capacity to cope with faults that may appear on the system.

SafeAdapt follows a holistic approach for building adaptable systems in safety-critical environments that comprises methods, tools, and building blocks for safe adaptation. This also includes certification support of safety-critical systems in the e-vehicle domain. The technical approach builds on a SafeAdapt Platform Core, encapsulating the basic adaptation mechanisms for re-allocating and updating functionalities in the networked, automotive control systems. The SafeAdapt approach also considers functional safety with respect to the ISO 26262 standard.

Key Technologies: Systems E / E in automotive, FEV (Fully Electric Vehicles), Functional Safety (ISO 26262); Testing (SiL Software in the Loop, HiL Hardware in the Loop); Design based on models.



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