CETAQUA, CENTRO TECNOLÓGICO DEL AGUA, FUNDACIÓN PRIVADA
Carretera d’Esplugues, 75, 08940 Cornellà de Llobregat
(+34) 933 124 800
Cetaqua Barcelona (Spain) is a technology center that was set up in 2007 by Aigües de Barcelona (Suez Group utility), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC). Cetaqua is a model of public-private collaboration that was created to ensure the sustainability and efficiency of the water cycle while taking regional needs into account. This model has consolidated as a benchmark in the application of the academic knowledge to water and to the environment by creating products and services that benefit society.
This model has subsequently been applied to other centers in Galicia region (Spain), Andalucía region (Spain) and Chile which are independent of each other but follow the same structure of the water utility of Suez group, local technical university and CSIC. The four centers are independent foundations but share a common strategy and work in collaboration when needed.
Cetaqua is part of the international network of R&D centers of Suez which is one of the European Union’s premier suppliers of environmental services in the waste management and water sectors. With +80,000 employees, Suez, which is present in the five continents, is a key player in circular economy for the sustainable management of resources. The link with the private sector is key to guarantee the transfer and exploitation of Cetaqua’s projects results.
Cetaqua is currently working on a portfolio of over 40 publicly funded collaborative projects, including 14 LIFE projects (12 of which it coordinates), 11 FP7 and 5 H2020 projects as partner; 16 projects with national funding, as well as over 50 projects currently receiving private funding from Suez and other external companies. With 75 researchers, experts and specialists: 30% of permanent staff are PhD graduates or students and 9% are Scientific and Technical Advisors from different universities of reference.
Name and Surname:
Albert Serra Compte
(+34) 680 31 64 74
Institute for Ecology of
Industrial Areas, Katowice, Poland
|This project has received funding from the European Union’s LIFE Programme and is co-financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management, Poland and the Ministry of Agriculture, Hungary|