Technology Center

ITG was established in February 1991 as a non-profit foundation by the Official Associations of Architects, Civil Engineers and Industrial Engineers of Galicia, and declared a foundation of Galician interest by the Regional Government of Galicia on 18 June 1991 (Registered in the Registry of Foundations of Galician Interest under no. 1991/6 – Tax Identification no. G15305923).

Along with the three founding members, the Foundation’s Board is made up of the Official Association of Mine Engineers of the Northwest of Spain, the Official Association of Marine and Ocean Engineers of Galicia, the Association of Agricultural Engineers of Galicia, the Galician Businessmen’s Association, the Research Vicerectorships of the Universities of A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo, and the Regional Government of Galicia.

They all share the duty to represent, rule and manage the Foundation and are solely responsible for approving the annual financial statements and establishing budgets. It is currently made up of 16 regular members and 5 honorary members:

CHAIRMAN Mr Antonio Couceiro Méndez
Official Association of Industrial Engineers of Galicia Mr. Francisco Pérez Rivas (Dean)
Mr. Manuel Antonio Medraño Fariña
Official Association of Architects of Galicia Ms.  Elena Ampudia Aixendri (Dean)
Official Association of Civil Engineers of Galicia Mr. Enrique Urcola Fernández-Miranda (Dean)
Official Association of Mining Engineers of the Northwest of Spain – Galician branch Mr. Jorge Dahl de Sobrino (Dean’s Delegate in Galicia)
Official Association of Marine and Ocean Engineers of Galicia Mr. José J. de Troya Calatayud (Dean)
Official Association of Agricultural Engineers of Galicia Mr. Pedro Calaza Martínez (Dean)
Confederation of Galician Businessmen (pending designation)
Regional government of Galicia Mr. Francisco José Conde López. Vicepresidente Primeiro e Conselleiro de Economía, Emprego e Industria
Mr. Román Rodríguez González. Conselleiro de Cultura, Educación e Ordenación Universitaria
Ms. Inés Santé Riveira. Directora Xeral de Desenvolvemento Rural – Consellería do Medio Rural
Mr. Antonio Basanta Fernández, Director Xeral de Pesca, Acuicultura e Innovación Tecnológica – Consellería do Mar
Mr. Heriberto García Porto . Director do Instituto Galego da Vivenda e Solo – Consellería de Medio Ambiente, Territorio e Infraestructuras
University of A Coruña (UDC) Mr. Salvador Naya Fernández, Vice-chancellor of Scientific Politics, Research and Technology Transfer.
University of Vigo (UVIGO) Mrs. María Belén Rubio Armesto, Vicerrectora de Transferencia
University of Santiago de Compostela (USC) Mr. Vicente Pérez Muñuzuri, Vice-chancellor of Research and Innovation
Honorary Trustees Mr. Juan Manuel Páramo Neyra
Mr. Antonio Couceiro Méndez
Mr. Ramón Molezún Rebellón
Mr. José Manuel Rey Pichel
Mr. José Manuel Hermida-Cachalvite Mangana
Mr. Gabriel López-Companioni Vázquez
Mr. Ángel Fernández-Armesto Rodríguez

Board of Directors

These are the members of the Governing Board of the Technological Institute of Galicia Foundation:

CHAIRMAN Mr. Antonio Couceiro Méndez
1st VICE-CHAIRMAN Mr. Francisco Pérez Rivas
2nd VICE-CHAIRMAN Mr Elena Ampudia Aixendri
SECRETARY Mr. Enrique Urcola Fernández-Miranda
VOTING MEMBER Ms. Manuel Antonio Medraño Fariña

General Manager

ITG’s General Manager is appointed by the Board of Trustees after being proposed by the Governing Board.

As a single-member governing body, he is the functional manager acting on behalf of the aforementioned Board and is responsible for the Foundation’s operational management.

Mr. Carlos Calvo Orosa has held this position since 1999. A graduate in Industrial Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, he has been a member of the Governing Council of the Spanish Federation of Technological Centers (FEDIT) since 2010 and is currently its President.

We are a national Technology Centre recognized by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the State Department for Research, Development and Innovation since 2012.

We are privately-funded and based in A Coruña, and our aim is to improve the competitiveness of companies, organizations and professionals through R&D&I and differential technology. The Internet of Things (IoT), Bidgata, Industry 4.0., Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence or nanotechnology are the tools we use in the industrial, energy, environmental and construction sectors, where we are present as the only certifying body in Spain that awards the international BREEAM® certification of sustainable construction.

We are certified by our own R&D&I and quality management system, as well as authorized by the National Accreditation Agency (ENAC) for the certification of persons, and we are members of the governing council of the Spanish Federation of Technological Centers (FEDIT) since 2010. ITG’s managing director currently holds the Presidency of this Federation, comprising 34 technological centers that employ 3,341 people and generate revenues of 247 million euros.


Improving the competitiveness of companies, professionals and organizations through better access to research and technological development activities and by fostering innovation and continuous improvement processes.


Being a cutting-edge Technological Center with deep roots in the industrial sector, which helps companies improve their competitiveness, works closely with the institutions and builds a model of organizational effectiveness.


The well-being of those of us who are part of ITG is the principle on which our culture is built. We are people committed to contributing value to society, promoting its progress through technological innovation. Honesty, trust, respect and an entrepreneurial attitude guide our conduct.

We encourage open dialogue, talent diversity and teamwork to make ITG the common project in which to develop our best personal and professional version.

XXV Aniversary

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