Technology Transfer: IACTEC


IACTEC has a highly qualified team of professionals in the fields of engineering and science integrated within the structure of the IAC. It has the technical support of the Institute, particularly the Instrumentation Division, which has 30 years' technical knowledge in developing cutting-edge technology.

The "Área de Carreteras, Movilidad e Innovación" belonging to the Cabildo Insular de Tenerife, has financed the employment of IACTEC´s researchers in the programmes "Space", "Large Telescopes" and "Medical Technology" through the "IACTEC Technological Training" project. Financial budget comes from Fondo de Desarrollo de Canarias, in the frame of the Marco Estratégico de Desarrollo Insular (MEDI)2016-2025.

Logos FDCAN, MEDI, Cabildo de Tenerife

This project has as its aims to:

  • Bring new technological skills to the IAC and its collaborative business environment in the market for advanced scientific instrumentation.
  • Generate human resources in engineering to enable existing and newly created businesses to surge forward with the encouragement and help of IACTEC.
  • Select first rate engineers and scientists of great development potential and train them as the first personnel integrated into IACTEC.

Privileged location
IACTEC Clean Room #1

From 2019 onwards, IACTEC will be located in the new Science Park of La Laguna, close to the IAC and the University campuses of the city. It will comprise a purpose-built headquarters (now under construction) that will offer businesses a space of more than 4000 m2, equipped with infrastructure, including offices, meeting rooms, clean rooms, multipurpose laboratories, storage areas, computer rooms, common areas, and underground parking.

The building will be integrated in a 30,000 m2 space, shared with other buildings for business and technological use ("Nanosustain" of the ULL), and an urban park with sports facilities, children's play spaces and 13,000 m2 of green space.

At the moment IACTEC offices are located in C/ Álvaro Martín Díaz nº 2, 38205 La Higuerita La Laguna Tenerife.

IACTEC provisional Headquarters


Contact us

We would be delighted to receive consultations and suggestions from you. Our addresses are listed in the Staff Lists. For general queries, please e-mail info.iactec [at] 

If you want to phone us, dial +34 922 605200