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  Acciona, Spain


ACCIONA Infraestructuras is a leading European construction company developing and managing buildings and civil infrastructures under the sustainability principles. It has an international presence in more than 30 countries and its total turnover in 2008 was 3.6 billion €, employing 14000 people. It is part of ACCIONA Group, whose business lines are Construction, Real State, Urban-Environmental Services, Energy, Logistic and Transport.

Acciona has its own R&D Technological Centre of Madrid, composed by a multidisciplinary team of about 150 high qualified researchers, fully dedicated to R&D activities. Its main research lines are Nanotechnologies, New Construction Materials, Products and Systems, ICTs, Energy Efficiency, Geoengineering and Environmental Technologies. It has laboratories for soils mechanics and chemistry analysis, nanotechnology and advanced materials, industrialisation, RES integration in buildings, ICT, augmented reality and workshops for prototyping infrastructure components. The research groups that will predominantly participate in this project are Geoengineering and Environmental Technologies.