Zabala Innovation Consulting

 Zabala Innovation ConsultingZABALA is a consolidated R&D and Innovation consultancy firm with more than 30 years experience in supporting entities in the management of their RTD and innovation activities, as well as in technology transfer projects and activities. It is comprised by a remarkable team of more than 220 specialists (PhDs, engineers, economists, technical staff and lawyers). Its headquarters are located in Pamplona (Spain), having offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Sevilla, Valencia, Bilbao, Vigo and Zaragoza. In Europe, ZABALA has its own offices in Brussels, London and Paris. At international level, ZABALA has an office in Bogotá, as well.

Currently, ZABALA provides, on a contract basis, consultancy services to a portfolio of 600 organisations (including SMEs, big companies, RTD centres, universities and public organizations), including the preparation, negotiation and management of R&D and innovation projects, the establishment of big consortia, the communication with EC and other public administration authorities as well as the development of studies for public bodies. ZABALA is also involved in several projects whether as partner or as coordinator.

As part of its services, ZABALA is specialized in providing services to public administrations in the definition of new support innovation tools and in supporting the exploitation of R&D results in regional, national and European projects.

ZABALA has strong experience in the coordination of secretariats of networks in different fields such as the ETP SmartGrids ( or the Market Place of the EIP on Smart Cities and Communities ( Therefore, ZABALA has defined and developed all the content of the platforms of these networks, including also the Network for Eco-Innovation Investment – INNEON ( and the new SPIRE Knowledge platform (