ZABALA is an international R&D and Innovation consultancy firm with more than 35 years experience in supporting entities in the management of their RTD and innovation activities, as well as in technology transfer projects and activities. It is comprised by a remarkable team of +260 specialists (PhDs, engineers, economists, technical staff and lawyers). Its headquarters are located in Pamplona (Spain), having having 7 additional offices in Spain, Belgium (Brussels), France (Paris and Bordeaux), UK (London) and Colombia (Bogotá).
ZABALA provides consultancy services to a portfolio of +800 organisations (including SMEs, big companies, RTD centres, universities and public organizations), including the preparation, negotiation and management of R&D and innovation projects, the establishment of big consortia, the communication with EC and other public administration authorities as well as the development of studies for public bodies. ZABALA is also involved in numerous projects whether as partner or as coordinator.
As part of its services, ZABALA is specialized in providing services to public administrations in the definition of new support innovation tools and programmes and in supporting the exploitation of R&D results in regional, national and European projects.
ZABALA has strong experience in the coordination of secretariats of networks in different fields such as the ETP SmartGrids (www.smartgrids.eu) or the Market Place of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities (www.eu-smartcities.eu). Therefore, ZABALA has defined and developed all the content of the platforms of these networks, including the SPIRE Knowledge platform (www.spire2030.eu) and the Due Diligence Ready! portal (www.due-diligence-ready.eu).