Who we are

Gradiant is the acronym for Galician Research and Development Center in Advanced Telecommunications (Centro Tecnolóxico de Telecomunicacións de Galicia). We are a private and nonprofit foundation established in December 2007 and created for the purpose of aligning the university’s knowledge with business demands. We play a key role in the generation and transfer of knowledge in information technology and communications (ICT) to companies.

Our Board

Gradiant is backed by a board that includes representatives of the three Galician universities (Vigo, Santiago and A Coruña) and seven companies from the sector of telecommunications like Arteixo Telecom, Egatel, Indra, R, Telefónica, Televés and INEO business association, which represents more than 80 per cent of  ICT Galician companies.

Gradiant Board of Governors:





The Center also has a commitment to quality and it has the certificate of Quality Management EN ISO 9001:2008 Systems and Project Management R & D + i UNE 166002. Both, guarantee the highest quality in the management of all processes and projects of the Center.

More about our Quality Management Policy

What we do

On one hand we bring together knowledge and scientific research along with creative production from Universities; on the other hand we “live” like a company, we are close to market’s demands and needs, and we understand the processes, needs and priorities of our clients.

Gradiant is an essential tool for companies to improve its profit through R&D, and close to market technologies designed for each customer or partner.

We become the R&D Department of many small & medium companies that are unable to have one. We can be even the perfect complement of bigger companies R&D department, assuming those risks that are commonly involved within innovation activities.

We play a key role in the generation and transfer of ICT knowledge, demonstrating that competing in the international arena from a place like Galicia is possible, through professionalism and excellence in R&D.

ICT is the future of markets… And our sight is always aiming to the future.


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