CIDETEC and TECNALIA team up to offer integral energy storage solutions to the industry


The TECNALIA and CIDETEC Energy Storage Technology Centres combine capabilities to develop new technologies and energy applications based on the use of batteries for different industrial sectors. Emiliano López Atxurra, president of TECNALIA, and Eduardo Junquera, president of CIDETEC, were responsible for signing the strategic agreement between both entities.

With the signing of the agreement, one of the largest technology platforms in Europe will be created for the research and development of energy solutions with storage, with over 100 researchers. This alliance will allow the exploitation of existing synergies between both entities, in which TECNALIA will fundamentally contribute its knowledge in application integration and power electronics, among others, and CIDETEC Energy Storage will contribute its experience in the development of advanced batteries with the aim of becoming European leaders in solutions across the value chain. The strategic collaboration will focus on the development of electrification applications with energy storage in batteries for various industrial sectors, facilitating the integration of renewable energies in the electricity grid, improving energy efficiency and transport electrification. Other targets include the aerospace, aeronautical and maritime sectors.

This initiative is aligned with Europe’s objectives for 2030, which involve the development of new energy models, with energy storage playing a key role in electricity networks and in the mobility of the future.