CIDETEC is a private organization for applied research founded in 1997. Located in the city of Donostia-San Sebastián, CIDETEC is comprised of three international technological reference institutes in Energy Storage, Surface engineering and Nanomedicine.
CIDETEC Energy Storage is specialised in creating new battery technologies according to specific challenges, and its ultimate transference to the industry. The institute has the capacity to develop complete products and processes and offers material validation, pilot manufacture, pack engineering and battery testing services.
CIDETEC’s overall workforce consists of 170 employees, 95% of whom are university graduates and 50% PhD holders. Its volume of activity came up to € 12.3M in 2017. CIDETEC Energy Storage involves up to 55 specialized researchers distributed into two technological units:
Materials for Energy -38 researchers with a background of chemistry; electrochemistry and materials- and Systems Engineering -17 researchers, mainly electrical and mechanical engineers-. CIDETEC Energy Storage has an outstanding performance in EU funded projects, particularly belonging to the framework of EGVI –the European Green Vehicles Initiative contractual private-public partnership-. Additionally, CIDETEC Energy Storage cooperates closely with the industry in the context of bilateral, direct contract research and product development projects, both at the National and International level.
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