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ETRA Research and Development, S.A. (ETRA)

ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A. (ETRA I+D) is BESOS project coordinator.

ETRA I+D, is the hi-tech unit within ETRA Group, one of the leading industrial groups in Spain. Its mission is putting in the market the most advanced solutions and services either directly or through the 10 companies of the Group. The main market areas of ETRA Group are Spain, South-Central America, South East Asia and the EU.

The activity of the company –with a sustained growth of turnover and employees over the years which has reached 250 M€ and 2200 staff in 2010- started in the 70’s and it is centred in the RTD, implementation and commercialisation of advanced real time control and information management systems applied to the sectors of energy, mobility, security and public services. The business area of Energy Management Systems accounts for a substantial 27% of the company turnover.

ETRA brings into the project its technological competence in the energy management domain, its market presence and exploitation capability, and a long success track record of managing successful EU RTD projects in the fields of ICT, control systems and energy –among others-. EMMA, TRACKSS, PECES, NOBEL, SmartKYE and BEAMS are recent examples of large FP6 and FP7 projects led by ETRA.