Tecnalia Ventures

We are TECNALIA Ventures, TECNALIA’s Deep Tech Venture Builder

We value TECNALIA’s investment in R&D and Innovation, identifying and managing business opportunities based on sophisticated technologies (deep tech), through a venture building process.

To do so, we connect the three main pillars of any innovation eco-system:

  • Generators of technology-based ideas (minds).
  • Managers capable of transforming technological ideas into business opportunities  (management).
  • Investors who support deep tech entrepreneurial initiatives (money).

Discover our portfolio of technological assets and deep tech start-ups (invested companies) and DeepTech4Impact, the deeptech accelerator that deploys all the technological potential of TECNALIA to boost start-ups.

As a result of this, TECNALIA obtained income of €8.1 million from the Sale of Industrial Property, which is a 6.3% of the total turnover (128 million euros).

  • IMPACT ORIENTATION: We are driven by the generation of impact in the Income Statements of our clients and our results back us up.
  • DEEP TECH BUSINESSES: in the businesses we promote, the competitive advantage is based on unique technological innovations and with protected industrial property, which lead to high-potential B2B opportunities, generating market disruption.
  • PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE: our experience in Deep Tech Venture Building enables us to transform technologies that resolve income statement problems of businesses into real business opportunities that are ready for investment.


Patents requested in 2022


Patents granted in 2022


Portfolio of patent families on 31st December 2022


Patents in portfolio on 31st December 2022


Software registration applications in 2022


Software registrations in portfolio on 31st December 2022

TECNALIA’s success rate in European patent applications granted since 2012 is 98%.

Furthermore, with 20 applications in 2021, it is ranked 4th  in the list of Spanish organisations that applied for the most European patents (2.2 applications for every 100 researchers).

Tecnalia Ventures


Invested Deep Tech start-ups on 31st December 2022


Job growth of invested Deep Tech start-ups in 2022


Turnover growth of invested Deep Tech start-ups in 2022


Capital attracted for invested Deep Tech start-ups in 2022


Invested Deep Tech start-ups active on 31st December 2022

Survival rate of the Deep Tech start-ups  launched since 2016: 98 % 

  • Innovative companies the ability to deploy corporate open innovation initiatives in order to identify business opportunities that enable them to diversify and renew their offer
  • Public and private organisations the possibility to design and implement deep tech start-up acceleration programmes, connecting management teams with technological and investment capabilities
  • Technological research and development centres the possibility to construct their venture building teams, which are capable of transforming technological assets into business opportunities and hence maximising their investment in R&D and Innovation.
RoboTT-NetJoining efforts of four leading European Research and Technological Development Centres to provide a European technological and business laboratory, developing business cases and pilots for entrepreneurial projects in the field of robotics. “We’re excited to be part of RoboTT-Net, as, together with its team, we’ve worked on a really cool pilot project concerning Automated Inspection of Chromed Parts”. Ion Arrieta, Deputy Manager at Automatismos Maser.
RED Centros Tecnológicos ADIMRA
ADIMRA Technology Centres NETWORKDevelopment of the marketing strategy of technological assets for a network of Argentinian technological centres aligned with our mission and vision. “Addressing Technology commercialization with actual companies is one of the most added value activities”. Sebastián Kossakoff, Association of Metallurgical Industries of the Argentine Republic.
Ministerio de la Producción de Perú
Ministry of Production of PeruTraining in technology transfer for professionals from different Peruvian universities and research centres. “I would like to congratulate TECNALIA Ventures for the course on technology transfer in Peru. It turned out better than anyone could have expected”. María Morazo, Programme Manager, Spanish Cultural Centre in Buenos Aires. Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID).
TATA Steel
TATA Steel Training to improve the Innovation and Technology Management System (“ITM System”) of TATA Steel and establishment of road maps for specific technological areas.
Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad (INCIBE)
Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE)Development of an entire entrepreneurial ecosystem around a cybersecurity acceleration programme from the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE).