Centro tecnológico privado ainia

We are a private technology centre with more than 35 years of experience in R&D&I.

With more than 700 associated companies and 1,600 clients, we are one of the European technology centres with the largest corporate social base.
We operate worldwide using our own expertise and an extensive network of contacts and partnerships with major public and private entities. Continuous innovation is the core of our culture and is our driving force towards ever increasing collaboration.



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We define our mission according to our main stakeholder groups


Providing innovative solutions with technological expertise


Enhancing emotional and technical talent, fostering a cooperative environment and personal connection


To guarantee technological positioning and sustainable growth


Influential innovation for a healthier and safer life

AINIA Values

Sustainable innovation

Our desire to contribute to society is what drives our innovation and creativity. We develop projects that generate innovative solutions in line with the Sustainable Development Goals in areas such as the circular economy. This results in more efficient and sustainable processes through the reuse and saving of water, biorefineries, bioproduction, biodegradable packaging, the search for new sources of protein to meet future food demand, and solutions to reduce food waste.


We are loyal to our principles. We build trust through honesty and transparency, and we are consistent with our commitments to all our stakeholders.

Personal connection

We work and cooperate to confront and resolve society’s challenges. Our priority is serving those around us. We listen to the client and internalise their needs.

Profitability for growth

We always look for the most cost effective option that fits with our purpose. We grow by innovating. We invest in technology and are committed to making sure that our projects are cost-effective.

In our technological centre, we strive to be your partner in innovation

We take risks and make commitments We solve problems by combining skills with a proactive focus. The majority of our work is conducted on a strictly confidential basis.

Our activity is centered on

  • R&D&I projects
  • Technological assistence
  • Analytical services
  • Specialised training
  • Food law
  • Consumer studies
  • Industrial services

Our areas of expertise are

Food for the future

  • Healthy and sustainable foods
  • New processes
  • New packaging
  • Consumer. Sensory studies and consumer research

Food quality and security

  • Food quality and safety
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Food security management

Health and wellness

  • Health
  • Wellness
  • Clinical equipment and systems

Green transition

  • Bioeconomy
  • Circular economy and efficient use of resources
  • Energy transition and climate change
  • Zero pollution

Digital transformation

  • Industry 4.0
  • Digital transformation of the value chain
  • Precision farming

Main areas of activity

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Facilities of

The facilities occupy several buildings spanning more than 13,000 square meters and are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and equipment for R&D and other corporate support services.

Our reference laboratories are equipped with the most up-to-date and sophisticated measuring instruments, as well as numerous technical methods, giving us a thorough analytical capacity. We have more than 140 ENAC (National Accreditation Entity) accredited trials.

We provide our partner companies with various conference rooms of different sizes, multi-purpose spaces and pilot plants.

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R+D+i Projects

Our R&D&I projects are developed using a multidisciplinary approach, with teams that include specialists in different technologies in order to provide comprehensive solutions. We develop our own projects and also in collaboration with businesses and other research organisations.

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