Tecnalia Research and Innovation

Tecnalia’s Computer Vision Research Group is part of the Industry and Transport division and has over 30 years of experience in the fields of image processing and intelligent systems’ development. Throughout these years, the Group has obtained 19 patents in the field of computer vision, has completed over 300 computer vision projects and its results have been published in prestigious scientific publications. Furthermore, it obtained the ONCE Foundation International R&D Award as well as the EARTO-2011 and EARTO-2014 European Innovation Awards.

The team specialises in image capture systems, signal improvement systems, image processing, robust segmentation against noise and vector image processing: hyperspectral, multidimensional 3D, 4D and nD, image spectroscopy, image content based analysis, visual similarity search as well as the extraction of relevant features, including colour, texture and shape processing.

The Group is focused towards applied research as well as the development of machine vision turnkey solutions. Their facilities include: two complete machine computer vision laboratories as well as two fully equipped workshops.

The main research lines are:

Quality Control

  • Surface quality control
  • 3D measurement control
  • Complex geometries
  • High speed processes

Deep Learning

  • Industrial applications
  • Bio-medical applications
  • Signal analysis and processing


  • New imaging and sensor modalities analysis
  • Remote sensing and spectroscopy
  • Remote composition analysis