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Universidad de Alicante

José Luis Todolí Torró
Ctra. San Vicent del Raspeig s/n


We are the public university of reference in the province of Alicante. We highlight 4 research units at the service of INNDIH: 1) UNICAD - CAD/CAM/CAE research group: Dedicated to the development of advanced technologies for the design and customization of footwear, virtual prototypes, biomechanics projects, as well as tools for the protection of intellectual property of CAD/CAM/CAE applications and adaptations of machines and tools to the STEP-NC standard. 2) IUII - University Institute of Informatics Research: it is composed of more than 120 experts in different areas related to informatics. The IUII aims to be, in addition to a reference of support on information technology for small and medium enterprises and society in general, a common space for high quality researchers, with interdisciplinary training in the IT sector, with a common language where the philosophy of innovation and quality plays a central role. 3) groupM. Networks and Middleware : specialized in large infrastructures and network services. Our main areas of interest and expertise are distributed systems and computer networks, e-health, agile manufacturing or industry 4.0, smart cities (Smart City, IoT devices, LoRa networks, ...), and IT Governance. 4) AQuiA- Applied Chemical Analysis Laboratory: Our activity is focused on those areas in which the chemical characterization of a sample plays a preponderant role.

Technological capabilities

Big Data

Data collection and sensing


UA - AQuiA: Development and validation of electrochemical and spectroscopic sensors for the determination of different parameters used for quality control in the food industry.


  • Cities
  • Manufactura
Data collection and sensing


UA-GroupM: Scalable platforms for the collection and provision of value-added services


  • Cities
  • Salud


High performance processing systems


UA- UNICAD: Design and implementation of parallel geometric algorithms on multi-core platforms


  • Footwear


Predictive and prescriptive analytical technologies


UA- IUII (Smart Learning): Learning analytics, learning outcomes prediction, Adaptive learning


  • Education


Access to financing

Business development

Support for the design of new business models based on digital technologies, strategy, and vision for competitiveness in the market, support for the creation of new SMEs, support for entrepreneurs and mentoring – legal, financial, ethical.

Pre-competitive R&D and feasibility analysis for collaborative R&D projects

Feasibility study for participation in collaborative R&D projects to support the transformation of innovative ideas into demonstrable concepts. Includes support for the creation of consortia and administrative and technical assistance for the preparation of funding proposals.

Experimentation and demonstration

Digital maturity evaluation and technology roadmap

Assessment, advice, and organisational diagnosis of the company’s degrees of readiness for the adoption of digital technologies to face the challenges of the coming years. Creation of digital transformation plans to achieve the necessary maturity and assessments of the technological readiness of products or services.

Assessment and consultancy in the use of digital technologies

Consultancy and access to portfolio of R&D projects and results, guides, application sectors, best practices and success stories. Assessment to companies looking for innovative digital technologies to incorporate into their portfolio, including ethical assessment to ensure safe and ethical use of digitalisation for SMEs when necessary.

Support for the use of laboratories and technological infrastructures

Provision of digital technology infrastructures (access and support to HPC, technology platforms) and access to competence centres/labs/infrastructure for experimentation, development of digitalisation of products/services, and production of prototypes or first series for SMEs.

R&D in digital technologies, concept, design, demonstrators / pilots / prototypes / proofs of concept for new products.

Access to competence centres for individual/collaborative R&D projects with the objective of applying digital technology innovation to develop new products/services or improve existing ones. Access to design, technologies and solutions for new digitalisation products/services, from TRL4 to TRL7-8. Validation in the lab and with real customers. Textile sensing technologies, AI for data analysis and image processing, digital twin, VR and hearing, to pre-clinical and clinical testing.

Product demonstrations

Workshops, showrooms, and use cases for potential customers.


Business and entrepreneurship training

Training in financing opportunities is a key tool to boost the growth and development of a business. Through this training, entrepreneurs can learn to identify and take advantage of different financing options, both nationally and internationally. In addition, this training can also include elements related to business digitalization and entrepreneurship, as both are key to competing in an increasingly globalized and changing environment.

Training in digital technologies

Training in digital technologies is a key tool for keeping up-to-date in today’s world and being able to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital era. In the digital sphere, it is increasingly essential to have knowledge of different technological areas, such as Machine Learning, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, HPC…

R+d+i Projects



The Demonstrators are spaces provided by each center to show application examples and prototypes of the Technologies.


Access the infrastructures that each member makes available to companies and other centers related to each technology.

Experiment centers

Perform tests adapted to your company's process.