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A greater future today

About us

CIDETEC is a private applied research organisation founded in 1997 with the aim of creating value for companies by attracting, generating and transferring technological knowledge. Its current workforce is comprised of 215 people, 80% of whom have a university degree and 40% have a PhD. Its turnover reached €15m in 2021.

Located in the Donostia-San Sebastián headquarters of the Gipuzkoa Science and Technology Park and with additional facilities at MUBIL, the Gipuzkoa Electromobility Hub, CIDETEC integrates three international technological reference institutes: CIDETEC Energy Storage, CIDETEC Nanomedicine and CIDETEC Surface Engineering.

The researchers and technologists that make up CIDETEC have the fundamental objective of transforming the organisation’s knowledge capital into industrialisable and sustainable solutions. For this reason, CIDETEC is involved in ongoing investment in the qualification of personnel and currently has 17 theses in progress, has published 192 ISI papers in the last 5 years, has 29 active patent families and has participated in the formation of 6 spin-offs. These indicators are the result of a clear commitment to innovation and excellence in research.

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Energy Storage:
– R&D in new battery technologies and materials
– Battery manufacturing and prototyping
– Cell modelling and simulation including cell digital twins
– Post-mortem analysis
– Module and pack engineering and prototyping
– Battery Pack modelling and simulation
– Energy Storage Solutions
– Battery Testing and Characterization
– R&D in Hydrogen production (electrodes and MEAs for fuel cells and PEM electrolysers)

Surface Engineering:
– R&D Focus Areas:
o Sustainable surfaces and materials
o Metallization of thermoplastics and fibre reinforced composites
o Smart surfaces
o Omniphobic surfaces
o Hygienic surfaces
o Post-processing of additive manufacturing
o Hydrogen production, storage, distribution and utilization
– Technological Services:
o Surface preparation
o Technical cleaning of parts and components
o Testing and characterisation
o Design and scaling of industrial processes


Automotive, aeronautical, maritime, public transport, energy sector, materials industry, battery manufacturers, space, oil & gas, healthcare, cosmetic & pharma, consumer goods, consumer electronics, construction, wind power, agrifood.