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TECNALIA welcomes UK Offshore Renewable Energy Centre at its facilities to show its research projects


TECNALIA's Chairman, Javier Ormazabal, and Managing Director, Joseba Jauregizar, together with the British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, led the meeting with the ORE Catapult delegation.

The British flagship offshore energy research centre wants to increase its collaboration with TECNALIA and Basque companies.


Photo (from left to right): Andrew Jamieson, CEO of ORE Catapult; Javier Ormazabal, Chairman of TECNALIA; Simon Manley, British Ambassador to Spain; Joseba Jauregizar, Managing Director of TECNALIA; Ignacio Martí, Technology Director of ORE Catapult.

This morning, a delegation from ORE (Offshore Renewable Energy) Catapult, the British flagship offshore renewable energy research centre, visited TECNALIA's facilities. The aim of the visit was to strengthen ties and to look for collaboration in R&D&I.

During the visit to TECNALIA Research & Innovation, the British delegation was able to discover more about TECNALIA, and go on a guided tour of the Smart Grids, Nanotechnology, Manufacturing and Transport facilities. They also visited the new InGRID research, development and certification of electrical equipment labs, which were opened on 16 February, and they shared experiences in the field of offshore energy.

Thanks to this meeting, TECNALIA and ORE Catapult were able to identify business opportunities and new areas in which they can collaborate.

TECNALIA has extensive experience in offshore energy projects. It has been working on different projects for ten years, promoting research, demonstration and use of devices for this kind of energy.


The UK government created the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in 2013. It is part of an R&D&I platform, together with another seven innovation centres, set up by Innovate UK, the government's innovation agency.

ORE Catapult is the UK's flagship technology innovation and research centre for renewable energy. It works with companies, academia and the government, with two goals: to reduce the cost of offshore renewable energy, and to help boost the UK's economy.

The UK is aware of that the fact that science requires an international effort, and that it is essential for British scientists to collaborate with the best scientists in the world. With this in mind, the government created the UK Science and Innovation Network - SIN.

It is a network that includes science attachés of the UK embassies and consulates all over the world, and is co-financed by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO).

SIN aims to respond to emerging scientific and political priorities in the UK, and acts as a catalyst for new joint projects.


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