CIC energiGUNE is the research center of electrochemical and thermal energy storage, a strategic initiative of the Basque Government. CIC energiGUNE was born in 2011 to generate excellent research in materials and systems for energy storage, maximizing the impact on results to the Basque business fabric, through collaboration with universities, research centers, and companies.

CIC energiGUNE is a private non-profit foundation, located in the Alava Technology Park and a member of BRTA (BASQUE RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE). Today, it is considered one of the top 3 reference centers in Europe, thanks to the positioning of its research lines, its research team and its characterization, testing, and prototyping platforms that make it the reference laboratory in southern Europe.

Its highest governing body is the board of members, made up of public and private entities, which are responsible for reinforcing the possibility of rapid implementation and transmission to society of progress made in the field of research in energy storage.

Intending to be an international reference, the center works in an extensive network of collaborators, which includes platforms, clusters, initiatives, companies, universities, and centers, all references in the international field of energy storage. The objective of these collaborations is to obtain valuable results for both electrochemical storage applications and thermal storage applications.

Relevant figures

Excellence in research

  • 3

    Top 3 in Europe
  • 110

    publications / year
  • 80%

    publications Q1
  • 60%

    research lines

    Top1

    publications

Tecnology Transfer

  • 13

    patents
  • 40

    industrial projects / year
  • 15

    european projects / year
  • 1

    spin-off

General

  • 4.500

    m2 infrastructure
  • 140

    people
  • 125

    researchers
  • 14

    nationalities
  • 50%

    women / men
  • 58M€

    cumulative investment
  • 50M€

    Basq Gov. cumulative investment
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