Press release

TECNALIA at BIEMH22 in more than 60 exhibiting companies

16 June 2022
TECNALIA en la BIEMH22 en más de 60 empresas expositoras

TECNALIA is present at BIEMH22 in more than 60 exhibiting companies with new projects, doubling the space to showcase a new industrial company model

  • The research and technology development centre is bringing industrial development closer to the companies, positioning itself as a essential partner thanks to tried-and-tested solutions that have both an economic and a social impact.
  • TECNALIA has an almost 300 m2 stand at BIEMH22 that showcases the evolution of key work spaces in the new industrial company model through 20 state-of-the-art developments.
  • One of the highlights will be the industry’s most advanced quadruped robot with smart environmental recognition and mobility.
  • The developments on display incorporate technologies such as mobile and collaborative robotics, real-time inspection by 3D vision, applications with more intuitive interfaces for predictive data analysis, smart logistics containers, proprietary solutions for printed electronics, and virtual and augmented reality tools to interact with industrial environments without requiring travel.
  • A production area is also displayed where manufacturing adapts to various requirements thanks to an orchestration of multiple robots and mobile platforms, all of them interacting and coordinated in an intelligent way.

June 14, 2022. For over a decade, TECNALIA has been Europe’s leading research and technology development centre for smart manufacturing solutions. Thanks to its research into solutions to meet the needs of companies and society, TECNALIA is now at the forefront of the implementation of solutions from a multi-technological and multi-sectoral point of view. This research aims to have both an economic and a social impact.

At this new and long-awaited edition of the International Machine Tool Biennial Exhibition, after a four-year wait, TECNALIA aims to showcase what it has learnt alongside companies, which have had to reinvent themselves in an environment that has recently changed, in order to maintain the competitiveness and become more resilient.

TECNALIA has increased its work with industrial companies by more than 15% over the past four years. The number of companies with which it has developed projects and partnerships has increased by more than 30%, of which 75% were SMEs.

Now the most important international machine tool event has returned and TECNALIA is showcasing a new industrial company model at an almost 300 m2 stand, with every development carried out in this new industry. The stand is twice the size compared to previous years because the company firmly believes that now, more than ever, it is time to see, explore, experiment and find out which are the solutions available to the industry. All this is carried out by working together with other companies, as TECNALIA’s claim at the event says, Creating the new manufacturing industry together.

TECNALIA, the leading industrial partner

TECNALIA’s greatest endorsement is the collaboration with more than 60 companies which are also at the fair, as well as with institutions. This strengthens its commitment to building a better world through technological research and innovation.

To achieve these goals, TECNALIA promotes industrial companies where physical and digital manufacturing are hybridised, addressing each of the dimensions of impact that facilitate its competitiveness and sustainability in the future: a new industrial company model that is more automated, flexible, connected, intelligent, social, eco-sustainable, servitised and extended. This model can be visited and experienced first hand in the industrial spaces of TECNALIA’s stand.

A flexible production space to suit any manufacturing scenario

In order to meet the need for production systems that are much easier to configure and adapt to the increasing number of variations on products, TECNALIA will showcase at BIEMH22 a “streamlined production” space where manufacturing is adapted to various requirements through an orchestration of multiple robots and mobile platforms. All of these elements interact and are coordinated in an intelligent way, adapting together to different manufacturing and part transport operations, resulting in greater resilience, adaptability to change and productivity.

An innovation lab to devise disruptive solutions with a high impact

TECNALIA is also presenting at its stand the laboratory where industrial companies can conceptualise and mature new developments that connect physical manufacturing and digital elements to create disruptive solutions with a high economic and social impact that transforms both processes and products.

When it comes to showcasing the most disruptive innovation in terms of new robotic systems that collaborate with people and optimise ancillary processes in industry, one of the elements that stands out is the industry’s most advanced quadruped robot by TECNALIA and Plain Concepts, with mobile capabilities and smart environmental recognition that will accompany visitors in the stand.

The SPOT quadruped robot is one of the highlights of the collaboration between these two organisations, integrating these new robot models with developments in flexible robotics and AI technologies for various industrial applications: monitoring of industrial environments (both remote and autonomous), mapping of facilities, access to high-risk environments for people, etc.

The stand also shows the use of printed electronics technologies, with solutions patented by TECNALIA to develop industrial solutions that manufacture smart and high value-added products. The latter enable companies to transform their business models by integrating more efficient, lightweight, energy-efficient and more sustainable solutions.

The digital command centre that facilitates 360° control of the business

The stand also features a “Digital Command Centre” that centralises the applications that control all aspects of the company. This puts data intelligence at the service of people to help them work, with a 360° view that removes barriers and facilitates control any time, anywhere, in a natural and self-explanatory way that does not require advanced analytics expertise.

This space will allow visitors to access various monitoring, simulation and prediction applications that TECNALIA has developed with industrial companies to enable them to move forward in the smart control of all the key aspects of their business and in the digitalisation of their processes, for the improvement and optimisation of quality and for efficiency in the consumption of materials and energy.

Connecting with clients and high value-added services

The fourth space inside the stand shows how digital technologies are able to “open” physical facilities and facilitate a much more immersive, efficient and secure communication between an industrial company and its value chain, to collaborate and deliver services.

Visitors will be able to use first hand various interactive applications developed by TECNALIA to help companies to increase the connection of their services and facilities with their value chain.

First, these applications enable companies to deploy remote support solutions and provide customers with immersive visits and interactions with the physical facilities that offer the services. Secondly, they serve as an example of what is definitely going to be a much deeper transformation of their business models and exploitation of the product they manufacture, moving from conventional sales models to recurring revenue-generation models as clients use the machines themselves.


TECNALIA is the largest applied research and technological development centre in Spain, a European benchmark and member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. We work with companies and institutions to increase their competitiveness, quality of life of people and achieve sustainable growth.

We do so thanks to people who are passionate about technology and committed to building a better society. Its main areas of action are: digital transformation, smart manufacturing, energy transition, sustainable mobility, urban ecosystem, and personalised health.