Javier Echávarri

ICT Technical Officer
Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial (CDTI)

Bilateral Meetings

  • Wednesday (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Wednesday (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
  • Wednesday (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
  • Wednesday (4:00pm - 6:00pm)
  • Thursday (10:00am - 12:00pm)
  • Thursday (12:00pm - 2:00pm)
  • Thursday (2:00pm - 4:00pm)
  • Thursday (4:00pm - 6:00pm)

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) is a Public Business Entity, answering to the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies. It is the entity that channels the funding and support applications for national and international R&D&i projects of Spanish companies. The CDTI thus seeks to contribute to improving the technological level of the Spanish companies by means of implementing the following activities:

  • Financial and economic-technical assessment of R&D projects implemented by companies.
  • Managing and fostering Spanish participation in international technological cooperation programmes.
  • Fostering international business technology transfer and support services for technological innovation.
  • Supporting the setting up and consolidating technological companies.

The CDTI employs over 300 people, three quarters of whom are engineers and graduates. Even though the bulk of the CDTI infrastructure is in Madrid, the Centre offers Spanish companies a strategic network of offices or representatives abroad (Japan -SBTO (Spain Business and Technology Office)-, Belgium -SOST (Spain Office of Science and Technology) and the Eureka Permanent Secretariat -, Brazil -FINEP (Study and Project Funder)-, Korea, Chile, Morocco, China, India, Mexico and the USA) to support their international technology activities.

Organization Type Public Organisation
Areas of Activities


  1. Services integration
  2. city platform
  3. sensors
  4. Internet of things cloud
  5. big data
  6. apps
  7. visualization
  8. geo information
  9. networks
  10. data analysis
  11. high technology
  12. high technology
  13. systemic view
  14. standardization
  15. city rooms
  16. security
  17. public safety
  18. emergencies

Funding for R&D and innovation projects in Smart Cities

CDTI offers a wide variety of funding instruments available to companies in order to fund their R&D and innovation projects in Smart City technologies. If you require funding to carry out a new idea in which you need to invest in development and innovation, we can examine a potential collaboration in the B2B sessions.

Keywords: FundingInvestmentPublic ProcurementFinancial support for startupsInternational R&D collaboration
Cooperation Offered
  1. Investment/Financing
Cooperation Requested
  1. Technical co-operation