Greening the Islands Foundation


Gonzalo Piernavieja Izquierdo​

GTI Specialist Technical Partner

Degree in Physics by the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich (1993) (conversion of solar energy, physico-chemistry) and Post-graduate course on Energy and Environmental Management by the Technical University of Berlin, Germany (1994). 


His Diploma Thesis in Munich dealt with an experimental 1 kWp PV plant with solar-tracking, one of the first grid connected systems of Germany, installed 30 years ago. During his stay in Germany, Gonzalo Piernavieja worked at SIEMENS and at the Munich energy services company “Stadtwerke München”. 


From 1996 he is contracted by the Canary Islands Institute of Technology (ITC). From January 2018 to September 2019 he was Vice-Minister of Energy at the Government of the Canary Islands. He is currently ITC’s R&I Director (CTO), and coordinates 9 technological departments with more than 170 persons.

(Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias – ITC)

We are a government-owned company of private law attached to the Department of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Canary Islands Regional Government, with over 25 years’ experience committed to science and technology as essential pieces in the socioeconomic transformation and sustainable development of the Canary Islands. We contribute to the business fabric competitiveness opening the way to new areas of the industrial and technological sector.