TNO and TECNALIA collaborate on Digital Twins for Smart & Sustainable Cities

Societal impact
20 January 2023

TNO and TECNALIA Research & Innovation from Spain have announced a new cooperation agreement to establish a strategic partnership in applied research for smart and sustainable cities, mobility and enabling technologies, in particular Local Digital Twins. Representatives of both organisations signed a Memorandum of Understanding to this effect in Bilbao on 11th January 2023.

Green and digital transition in the built urban environment

Mr. Martijn Stamm, Director Mobility, TNO Mobility & Built Environment, and Mr. José Luis Elejalde, TECNALIA’s Energy, Climate and Urban Transition Director, welcome the opportunity to formalise the existing relationship and look forward to enhance the cooperation in the field of the twin green & digital transition in the urban built environment.

Mr. Bart Vuijk, TNO Sr. International Business Development Manager - Smart Mobility & Smart Cities, and Mrs. Patricia Molina Costa, TECNALIA Director of City, Territory and Environment, will lead the Steering Committee to promote collaboration activities such as joint proposals for projects with sustainable development goals, exchange and training of scientific personnel, exchange of scientific information and data from relevant research and development infrastructures, joint scientific publications and organization of joint workshops.


TECNALIA is a benchmark research and technological development center in Europe; with 1,400 experts from 30 different nationalities, focusing on transforming technology into GDP to improve people's quality of life, by creating business opportunities for companies. Its main scopes of action are digital transformation, advanced manufacturing, energy transition, sustainable mobility, urban ecosystem and health.

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