Who we are

ainia, technology centre

We work to form an alliance with innovation

AINIA is a technology centre established in 1987 as a non-profit organization. With more than 25 years of experience in research, development and innovation, we work to motivate the competitiveness of companies through innovation. We are one of the European Technology Centres with the largest corporate social system with more than 700 associated companies and 1,300 clients.

AINIA belongs to the Spanish Federation of Technology Centres (FEDIT), the Network of Technology Institutes of the Valencian Community (REDIT), the European Food Institutes (EFI) as well as several entitites and associations, and it has entered into agreements and covenants with national and internacional organizations.

Recognitions and accreditations:

• Inscribed with the number 3 in the Register of Centres of Innovation and Technology
• Accredited by the National Accreditation Entity (ENAC) for testing food and water. (See list of accredited tests).
• Authorized to use international brand ENAC-ILAC MRA.
• Certified by the Spanish Association for Standardization (AENOR) for the design and delivery of training activities in the agrifood and related areas.
• Collaborating Entity in matters of public health and water by various regional and national administrations.
• Declared as a partner of the administration in the hydraulic control and monitoring of water quality and management for waste disposal to public water.
• Authorized by the Federation of Associations of Celiac Spain (FACE) for quantification analysis of foods gluten.


The mission of AINIA is to provide value to companies by leading innovation and technological development in a responsible and committed manner.


Our vision is oriented to be “a technological model by leading innovation in Spain in a sustainable manner.”


We are specialists in the following areas:
• Food and health
• Food safety
• Design and industrial production
• Sustainability
• Consumer


AINIA develops its activity around the world, and for this reason it relies on its own capabilities and an extensive network of contacts and alliances with relevant public and private entities.


• Research, development and innovation projects
• Analytical services
• Specialized training
• Food legislation
• Consumer studies
• Industrial services

for what purpose

We work to promote the competitiveness of SMEs and big companies through innovation in the entire value chain process

Cutting-edge facilities

The facilities occupy several buildings with more than 13,000 m2 and rely on cutting-edge infrastructures and advanced equipments for the performance of research and development and other support services to companies.
The laboratories are equipped with the most current and sophisticated measurement instruments, and rely on numerous techniques conducting rigorous capacity analysis.

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Success cases

We perform innovation projects with companies collaborating with new product development or the optimization of processes and products that improve their turnover. Know about some success cases of projects completed in recent years.

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International activity

Our active international presence during more than two decades allow us to identify markets and technologies; initiate relationships with governments, companies and international organizations necessary for the development of collaboration lines in research, development and innovation, and the generation of alliances and international projects with companies related with our lines of business.

international projects

Research, development and innovation projects

Our research, development and innovation projects are developed from a multi-directional perspective with team that include specialists from several technologies to offer integrated solutions. We develop our own projects in collaboration with companies and other research organizations.

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