Gradiant doubles its members and incorporates Abanca to its board


Gradiant adds Abanca to its board, increasing to 13 the number of entities that compose it

The R&D projects of the Galician centre are applied in 30 countries

Gradiant adds Abanca to its board, the highest governing body of the technology centre, and expands to 13 the entities that are part of it. Its inclusion has been approved with the unanimous agreement of all the trustees, who value the commitment of the main Galician bank to technological development. Abanca, which is the sixth largest Spanish financial institution in terms of assets, will also form part of the technology centre’s business council, which has doubled its members in the last two years and currently includes 18 large companies. This body transfers the technology needs of the companies to Gradiant’s managers.

The Gradiant’s board is made up of the three Galician public universities (A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo), eight of the main companies in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector operating in Galicia (Altia, Arteixo Telecom, Egatel, Indra, Plexus, R, Telefónica and Televes, which are joined by Abanca) and the INEO association, which groups together more than 60 companies in this field.

The Gradiant’s business council is made up of the business trustees of the foundation and the companies Cellnex Telecom, The business council meeting analysed Gradiant’s strategic agenda for the period 2021-2024, marked by the recovery plan established by the Spanish government, with the help of the European Union, after the social and economic crisis generated by the Covid-19.


Reference of the national R&D&I system

In 13 years, Gradiant has become a reference in the national R&D&I system and one of the main partners for Galician companies in improving their technological competitiveness. Since its establishment, Gradiant has developed projects for more than 200 companies in Galicia, especially small and medium enterprises. With a staff that reaches 100 employees, in 2019 it registered a turnover of 4.7 million euros and has launched more than 70 projects.

Gradiant has completed more than 340 projects since 2007. 8

In addition, he has led directly from Galicia the conception and development of technological applications in collaboration with institutions, public or private, from more than 30 countries.