Get to know us

It's not about the size, it's about the attitude. It's not about "where," it's about "how." - And with whom. Innovation is about transforming knowledge and technology into commercial opportunities: with objectives, timelines and a clear budget. This is why our goal isn't just about obtaining funding, it's about making our clients' projects commercially successful.

Innovating, we are one

In 1986, José Mª ZABALA, a chemical engineer with a PhD in Applied Natural Sciences from the University of Leuven, had an innovative idea.

From his idea, Zabala Innovation was born, a consultancy firm dedicated to the comprehensive management of grants, subsidies and R&D projects.

Three decades later, Zabala Innovation has become a company that counts over 450 professionals, 13 offices and more than 10,000 clients.








Years of experience

A professional team that adapts to your needs

We help our clients choose paths towards growth. With a team of more than 400 professionals – agricultural engineers, industrial engineers, IT and telecommunications specialists, physicists and chemists – including over 50 PhD holders and 12 offices in strategic locations, we work with specialised profiles that understand our clients’ businesses and speak their language fluently.


At Zabala Innovation, we are committed to innovation ecosystems, and this is reflected through the actions we develop each year. We know the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to create new innovative business models that enable social progress; and for that reason, we integrate the SDGs in the company, particularly with goals that are exclusively involved in business activities and their management, both in the management of our company, and in helping our clients integrate the SDGs in their strategic plans.

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Together, Innovation Works is our reason to be, because we believe that by working together we make innovation work, and that is our reason for existing.

Because innovation has a multiplier effect when it is generated through collaboration.

Because we team up too innovate, both with clients and with the rest of the agents in the innovation ecosystem.

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