Technological Centre

Interviews

Construction is one of the key sectors in Spain that, like many others, must face the main current challenges, such as the lack of digitalisation or the reduction of environmental impact. Today we talk to Francisco Vea Folch, Director of Innovation and New Technologies at Simetría Grupo, a company that has been working for more than 80 years in different fields, such as construction, energy,...

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Extraco is a construction company that began its operations in 1969. After positioning itself as a reference company in Galicia in its early years, today it is one of the 50 companies in the construction sector of revenue and presence at both national and international levels. Today we learn about its formula for success, its evolution over the years and perspective on the future challenges...

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IRIDRA is the first Italian company specialising in Nature-based Solutions for sustainable water management and it continues to be one of the few companys in the world is able to offer this type of solution to their clients. It collaborates in the NICE project, which CETIM leads, optimising green walls for the treatment and reuse of grey water. Today we talk to his partner, Anacleto...

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Grupo Nogar is a Galician business group with a track record of more than 60 years. Thanks to its loyal commitment to its customers and its strong commitment to technology, R&D&I and positive environmental policies, it has managed to position itself as a benchmark in the maritime-port, logistics and commercial market. Today we talk to its Head of R&D&I Department, Javier Sánchez, who will give...

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Norvento Enerxía is a Lugo-based company with four decades of experience in the renewable energy sector. Norvento develops and operates large renewable generation plants, designs and manufactures technology for energy generation and storage, and provides advanced energy solutions for self-consumption to industrial clients around the world. In its trajectory there have always been values based on research, technological development and innovation, as well as sustainability...

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Lantania Aguas, a Lantania Group company, collaborates with CETIM in projects focused on tertiary treatments for water reuse and on circular economy and efficiency of municipal WWTPs. Today we speak with Valentín García Albiach, Director of Public Works of Lantania Aguas, who has decades of experience in the treatment and management of the water cycle. Since you have known the world of water, how do you...

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Over the next three years, Aqualia, together with CETIM, will be the engine of the so-called Joint Research Unit AQUATIM, funded by the Galician Innovation Agency to foster cooperation between the research centres and enterprises that make up the business network based in Galicia. We spoke with Javier García Linares, director of the Aqualia’s Galician Delegation, about the strategic objectives of this project that seeks to recover resources such as nutrients or metals from the WWTP, as well as obtaining a fuel, green hydrogen.

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CETIM Technological Center is one of the 62 leading companies in different sectors that collaborate with the PERTE “Future: Fast Forward (F3)” to turn Spain into the hub of the electric vehicle in Europe. It is the largest business grouping in the history of the automotive industry in Spain, led by the Volkswagen Group and SEAT S.A. We talked to Marta Iglesias, head of Environmental Innovation and Materials in the SEAT R&D area, about the challenges to be faced in the coming years, the RELOAD project in which CETIM is participating, as well as other R&D collaborations already underway such as ECLIPSE.

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Entrevista CETIM a Francisco Javier Prego Martínez | Responsable del Dpto. de I+D+i de Misturas

The first prize in the Galician Innovative Materials Competition for the EMULCELL project was public recognition of the solid teamwork to make this “green asphalt” viable. The award also demonstrates that the circular economy and sustainable materials can be applied in any sector thanks to R&D&I and the commitment of companies such as Misturas S.A., which led the initiative. “The demand for more efficient and environmentally friendly materials and construction techniques will increase in the coming years,” says Francisco Javier Prego Martínez, head of the R&D&I Department of the company from Ourense.

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More than a decade ago, IDP decided to take a key step by implementing the BIM methodology in all the company's processes and in all the sectors in which the Group operated. The result, they had transformed itself into a 100% BIM engineering company fulfilling their objective of offering a differential service while incorporating all the benefits of this methodology. With the recent acquisition of...

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