The Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the oldest and largest Spanish technical university, with more than 4.000 faculty members, around 38.000 undergraduate students and 6.000 postgraduates. UPM’s 21 Schools cover most of engineering disciplines, including Aeronautical, Agronomical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Forestry, Industrial, Mechanical, Mining, Nuclear, and Naval Engineering, as well as Architecture, Computer Science and Geodesy & Cartography UPM drives the technological development in Spain and plays an important role in European research and academic activities. Most of the international R&D activities performed by IT Spanish companies have been seed by UPM. UPM has been the largest Spanish public contractor to the European Commission (position kept in FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7). As an example, UPM participated in the 6th Framework Programme in 149 European R&D projects with more than 25 M€ of funding received from the European Commission.