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IKERLAN S. Coop. (IKERLAN) is a Spanish private not-for-profit Technology Centre created in 1974, member of Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA) and a technological R&D actor within the MONDRAGON Corporation.

 

IKERLAN is a point of reference for innovation, dedicated to advanced technology transfer to industry and comprehensive product development (from concept to implementation) for a wide variety of domains: transportation (railway and vertical), automation, industrial, medical, home appliances, etc.

 

IKERLAN works closely with companies to improve their competitiveness, through the application of technological knowledge to develop both innovative products and new tools and methodologies for implementation in design and production processes.

 

It has a staff of more than 250 qualified researchers and engineers, with diverse working-experience and capabilities that enable to tackle complex and interdisciplinary problems. As a centre of excellence in the transfer of technology, more than 850 R&D projects have been so far completed in cooperation with companies developing new products and implementing customised systems in design and manufacturing processes. Likewise, IKERLAN has been involved in many EU projects as a key activity to acquire the necessary knowledge for IKERLAN’s research lines to transfer technology to its customers.

 

In addition, it should be mentioned IKERLAN’s membership to several European (EERA JP Wind, MANUFUTURE-EU, EFFRA, ECSEL) and national (Basque Energy cluster, MANU-KET, LOGISTOP).

 

The main areas of interest are the following:

  • Structural Health Monitoring (SHM)
  • Floating wind control
  • Smart sensors

 

Expertise:

Control systems and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems.

 

Resources:

Ikerlan has been involved in many EU projects as a key activity to acquire the necessary knowledge to transfer technology to its customers. The facilities which IKR will put at the disposal of the project are Advanced Manufacture Lab, Structural Reliability Lab, Electronics, Information and Communication Lab that includes: reliable embedded systems.

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Contribution: SHM and Control algorithms

  • Ikerlan will participate in WP4 to assist in the design of the Smart Sensor to meet safety application, power consumption, processing and communication requirements.
  • Ikerlan will lead WP5 which has the aim of developing the Structural Health Monitoring solution for the mooring system through the application of data driven algorithms.
  • Ikerlan will participate in WP6 by leading T6.2 devoted to FOWT closed loop control algorithms for the mitigation of dynamic loads and the efficiency increase.

Control systems and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems.