At Eurecat we have specialist research teams in place, working on European applied research and innovation projects in a wide range of technological disciplines and fields.

Eurecat collaborates in strengthening Europe’s innovative capacity and laying the foundations for the science and technology of the future in the region. Eurecat is currently leading the Optogenerapy project, which is developing a biomedical implant for autonomous drug delivery; Preventomics, with the aim to develop a biomarker-based system for sending dietary advice and personalised healthy habits to prevent diet-related diseases; Diamond, a data analytics project to obtain knowledge, recommendations and support in gender inclusion in transport systems; FormPlanet, the European Open Innovation Test Bed to strengthen the competitiveness of sheet metal forming industry and Sharework, a collaborative robotics project, among others.

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Development of fibre-based smart materials along with an integrated platform with the aim to manufacture new products with multi-sectoral applications in consumer electronics and lighting, among others. The project 1D-NEON explores ground breaking concepts that will provide cutting edge advances in the design, sustainable manufacturing, testing [...]



Project to improve the monitoring system of chronic neuromuscular diseases by the integration of biomechanical sensors into the 6MWT or six-minute walk test. This test measures the number of metres a patient is able to walk in six minutes and is currently one of the standard [...]


ACE – Annulus Closure Expandable Device

ACE (Annulus Closure Expandable Device) project develops an innovative solution for the herniated disk management with the aim to solve a clinical challenge that until now had not been addressed. The innovation of the project presents a product that adapts to the movements of the spine, [...]



Development of adaptive methodologies for e-learning applications and tools for the digital support of the learning to improve processes efficiency and the capacity of students. The ADeAPTIVE project implements pilots to measure the learning adaptability of different student groups such as entrepreneurship, applied computing, art and [...]



Aerial Robotic training for the next generation of European infrastructure and asset maintenance technologies. Currently, industrial sectors such as energy, transport, oil and gas, and chemical industries spend considerable amounts of resources to ensure their assets’ operational integrity. For that reason, alternative approaches for inspection and [...]



New European network of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) to stimulate the implementation of high robotic technologies and Artificial Intelligence in the agri-food industry. The AgROBOfood project develops a network, formed by universities, research centres and innovative companies with the objective of create innovation ecosystems at local [...]



AIRPOXY reduces the production and maintenance costs of composite parts in the aeronautic sector by introducing a novel family of thermoset composites that preserve all the advantages of conventional thermosets but can also be reprocessed, repaired and even recycled. To achieve so, project partners develop and [...]



Development and implementation of digital and circular water use innovations to promote a sustainable use of water and advancing sustainability process of industries. The AquaSPICE project aims at materialising circular water use in the European Process Industries, fostering awareness in resource-efficiency and delivering compact solutions for [...]



Assistance technologies related to the Brain Computer Interfaces (BCI) to improve physical and social autonomy, as well as the quality of life of people suffering disabilities. BackHome project develops a solution that allows to cover the needs of these people and offer inclusion services and teleassistance [...]



Development of a software and hardware integrated solution with the aim to ease the production, postproduction and distribution of 3D audio and binaural audio. Throughout the BINCI’s project, lasting 18 months, project partners have developed innovative acoustic measurement methods, as well as 3D audio software tools: a [...]



The BIP-UPy project (bioactive polymers based on ureido-pyrimidinone) aims to develop new bioactive polymers for a new generation of biomedical implants. The project develops novel biomedical implants capable of providing specific bioactivities, biodegradable and mechanical efficiency according to its clinical application. The new implants are developed with [...]



Light olefins and aromatics using light hydrocarbons (C1, C3 and C4) by implementing new procedures, involving innovative catalysts synthesis methodologies and novel reactor design and processing, demonstrating their improvement in sustainability and economic scalability in existing industrial processes. BiZeolCat project shares the vision of an innovative [...]



A modular set of innovative training units addressed to future workers on technical and scientific sector. The Brain@Work project has the aim to deepen knowledge about existing Information Literacy (IL) for the STEM (Science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines, and to upgrade the training offer of [...]



Development of a smart and energy efficient blind that reduces the energy expense of buildings and monitors their efficiency parameters through environmentally friendly processes and at an affordable cost of work. The BRESAER project, focused on the rehabilitation of sustainable buildings, promotes a new façades and [...]



Innovative and affordable solutions for advanced car body shells manufacturing and lightweight material strategies for railways, innovative doors and train modularity. The CARBODIN project, coordinated by Eurecat, has the objective to contribute to the next generation of passenger trains that will be lighter and more energy [...]



A highly modular and collaborative autonomous ground robot for assisting construction workers on the transportation of heavy materials. The COBOLLEAGUE project develops an innovative highly modular, collaborative and autonomous ground robot with the objective to assist construction workers on the transportation of heavy tools and materials, [...]



Integrated and personalized management system based on participative, predictive and preventive medicine to provide a better quality of life to chronic disease patients. Connecare project develops a technological solution that allows a more efficient monitoring of the patient and a reduction of sanitary costs. The solution [...]


COPStrans – Technology analysis for the Operations Center of the São Paulo authorities applying MaaS and Big Data

Support for the recommendations of the São Paulo authorities to promote the design and implementation of a mobility system and integrate it with other modes of transport, promoting the concept of mobility as a service (MaaS). The project "Support for the SPTrans Operations and Control Center [...]


CuttingEdge 4.0

Novel material characterisation and data driven analytics to predict and avoid edge-cracking in safety related automotive parts. Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSS) have become the dominant material choice for lightweight construction in the automotive and transport sector for its good in-service performance, manufacturability and recyclability. However, [...]



With the generalization of Internet’s usage, thousands of data are created daily. The European project DECODE is a response to people’s concerns about a loss of control over their personal information on the internet and has the objective to develop a new model for the treatment [...]



DEMOWARE is an EU FP7 research project aiming at rectifying the shortcomings that hamper the implementation of water reuse by executing a highly collaborative programme of demonstration and exploitation, using nine existing and one greenfield site to stimulate innovation and improve cohesion within the evolving European [...]



Educational programme that aims to spread the issues related to Critical Raw Materials (CRM) through an in-field training programme, and a software tool to support engineers and industrial designers to promote a more responsible and sustainable materials selection process. Currently, materials are selected in mechanical design [...]



Self-diagnosis tool and protocols for obtaining knowledge, recommendations and support on how to achieve a fair gender inclusion in current and future transport systems. DIAMOND project promotes gender inclusion in transport systems through technologies for compiling and analysing data, such as machine learning, data mining and [...]



Digit-T project aims to support SMEs to understand the Digital Manufacturing, the related terminology, the expected benefits and at identifying application areas and use cases in their own companies. To achieve this, the project creates a coherent training system aimed to help SMEs by providing an [...]



European innovation digital hub, formed by centres of reference in robotics applied to the health sector to promote and accelerate the implementation of technological innovations in medical assistance. DIH-HERO project develops medical applications in the fields of diagnosis, treatment, assistance and prevention, and other services related [...]



A Pan-European network of 26 robotics Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) to promote and accelerate the knowledge and technology exchange among the different centres and facilitate the adoption of the latest robotic technologies in the field of Agile Production. The DIH2 project believes in the power of [...]



Modern Spent Nuclear Fuel Dissolution and Chemistry in Failed Container Conditions. DisCo project aims at enhancing our understanding of spent fuel matrix dissolution derived of the development and use of novel types of fuel, such as doped and Mixed Oxide Fuel (MOX). To achieve this, DisCo [...]



Consciousness-raising campaign among students and the society in the e-waste management, the life cycle of electronics products and related business opportunities. The E-M@S project organises campaigns to involve schools and creates high-value educational materials, with the aim to educate more than 100 secondary students in Europe, [...]



The Erica project aims to improve competitiveness of SMEs in the field of efficient and sustainable manufacturing through cooperation and knowledge transfer between clusters and technology centres. It includes the exchange of good practices between centres, a comparative assessment plan and a collaborative plan. Ultimately, the [...]



eSCALED project is expected to generate breakthroughs in the development of artificial photosynthetic leaves as photoelectrochemical devices and educate highly trained researchers. eSCALED offers 14 Early Stage Researcher positions for ground-breaking research on artificial photosynthesis and photoelectrochemical devices. Each PhD student works under the supervision of [...]



Development of new tests and computer simulation methodologies with the aim of predicting the life of the electric vehicle chassis components and selecting optimal materials. The Fatigue4Light project works on the application of new materials adapted to chassis requirements, such as advanced high-strength steels, special automotive [...]



European Open Innovation Test Bed (OITB) driving competitiveness to the sheet metal forming industries. The FormPlanet project responds to challenges of the sheet metal forming industry, optimizing the development, design, production and performance of high-strength metals while reducing production costs and time-to-market for sheet products. FormPlanet, [...]



Valorisation of foundry sands and dust in the ceramic tile production process replacing natural raw materials, such a red and white clays. The Foundrytile project, ended in July 2018, promoted the concept of circular economy, key to sustainable development, because it reinforces the industrial symbiosis between [...]



Implementation of intelligent control systems in four key domains of the blue economy, such as Smart ships, Smart ports, shipyard, and maritime surveillance. The GALATEA project is a continuation of the NEPTUNE initiative and maintains the same final objective focused on reinforcing and promoting the cross-sectorial [...]



New digital cloud-based genotype to phenotype platform relying on Big Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence and using large-scale publicly available and experimental omics datasets. The GLOMICAVE project, coordinated by Eurecat, addresses the need to build systems that allow the use of primary data analytical processes and [...]



GreenCharge project provides innovative cities with technological solutions and business models for cost-effective implementation and management of charging infrastructures for electric vehicles. On the other hand, it will provide a service for charge planning, including booking and billing for electric vehicle’s users. The GreenCharge system will [...]



Development of hybrid and organic thermoelectric materials to convert unused waste heat into electricity. The HORATES project is an Innovative Training Network (ITN), one of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), aimed at training a new generation of early-stage researchers able to face current and future challenges. [...]



Development of a new smart integrated Robotics system based on dynamic manufacturing processes and addressed to SMEs controlled by Internet of Things (IoT). The HORSE project has the objective to leap forward in the manufacturing industry proposing a new flexible model of smart factory involving collaboration [...]



Development and implementation of digital and circular water use innovations to promote a sustainable use of water and advancing sustainability process of industries. Innovative insulating and energy storage materials in building envelopes that have climate adaption capabilities. The iClimaBuilt project develops and implements advanced energy technologies [...]



Integrative cutting solutions to produce high performance automotive components with high-manganese (HMnS) steel sheet. Currently, there is a lack of knowledge about the effects of the cutting processes on the mechanical properties and formability of HMnS. This complicates their extensive industrial application because non-optimized cutting could [...]



Development of new models and methods to improve the design capabilities of the hybrid boxes, such as the wings of the airplanes, formed by metallic panels and composite materials components. INNOHYBOX project, coordinated by Eurecat, investigates the thermo-mechanical behaviour of hybrid boxes with the purpose to [...]



Innovative water recovery solutions through recycling of heat, materials and water across different and multiple sectors. The iWAYS project develops a set of technologies in order to increase water efficiency through three main solutions: exhaust condensation, water treatment and waste valorisation. Other than water, the project [...]



Development of an innovative AI-empowered Personalised Medicine system that bring medical “AI-empowered knowledge” to the tips of the fingers of clinicians and clinical researchers. The KATY project aims to develop an AI-empowered personalised medicine system built around two main components: a distributed knowledge graph that connects [...]



New manufacturing process that allows to use high-performance thermoplastic matrix composite materials reinforced with carbon fibre in the regional aircraft construction. The utilization of these thermoplastic matrix composite materials in the construction of regional aircrafts is limited due to the complexity of forming of these materials [...]



Development of a new process, based on microalgae treatment and cork filtration, able to remove nitrates and pesticides from polluted groundwater. The SPOT project, which has the objective to produce drinking water that meets the requirements established by the European Union, promotes the sustainability and resilience [...]



Development of a digital solution that allows patients to change risk behaviours before surgery. The LIVE INCITE project offers a digital solution with the aim of helping the patient to quit smoking daily and stop alcohol intake to face the planned knee and hip surgeries. This [...]



Logimatic developed a SLAM-based accurate localization and navigation system to automate the port logistics vehicles in order to increase the safety of workers, reduce the margin of error and improve the productivity and operational efficiency of loading and unloading tasks; featuring: Straddle Carrier retrofitting and automation. Autonomous [...]



Automated processes for aircraft quality validation through the use of robotics and artificial vision. The solution being developed by MAF explores new possibilities to realize the validation tests in a more quickly and efficiently way. With this, the use of robotics and computer vision is maximized [...]



Design, manufacturing and validation of the next generation of battery packs for the automotive mass-market. The MARBEL project develops an innovative and competitive lightweight battery with increased energy density and shorter recharging times with the objective to accelerate the mass market take-up of electric vehicles. The [...]



Development of a complete online training program on the most innovative micromanufacturing technologies. MIMAN-T project will provide an overview on all the Micro-Manufacturing Technologies (MMT) together with the technical and economical details. Indeed, this system is still missing, but essential to provide the SMEs with all [...]



Development of a complex material model for press hardening of steel, covering mechanical, thermal and metallurgical factors to generate an accurate prediction of the final behaviour of the material. The MiPre project has the objective to improve the accuracy of metallurgical and mechanical modelling to predict [...]



The aim of the MOOD2Be project is to address a very specific problem in the domain Component Based Software Development (CBSD) in Robotics: the correct design and implementation of the robot Behavior, also known as “Task Planning” or “Components Orchestration”. The project focuses specifically on the [...]



MoTiV’s (Mobility and Time Value) project main goal is to contribute to advance research on VTT, the value of travel time, by introducing and validating a conceptual framework for the estimation of VTT through a European-wide data collection. The MoTiV solution plans to develop a smartphone [...]



The European Union is facing a rapid increase in the elderly population, which together with the lack of effective caring solutions provokes having elders with physical and cognitive problems to be moved to nursery homes early. MoveCare project aims to develop and test an innovative multi-actor [...]



Automated and smart water resource management and environmetal monitoring tools with the aim of transforming and digitalising the urban water sector. NAIADES project aims to provide multidimensional intelligence on the water ecosystem through the introduction of Artificial Intelligence technologies, achieving a high-level of water management services [...]



Development of new Complex Phase Low Carbon Microalloyed Steels, by optimization of chemistry and thermomechanical processing, i.e. hot rolling and cooling, to simultaneously obtain refined microstructures and arrays of precipitate nanoparticles. The previously unexplored synergies between the elements Nb, Mo, V and Ti on precipitation before, [...]



Ageing population in advanced societies forces to increase efforts in order to support health and promote healthy habits among old people. The NESTORE project aims at combining different technologies to help old people to retain everyday life activities and keep in good health, physically and psychologically. [...]



Transformational circular economy solutions and systems around resource use in the water sector. NextGen project challenges embedded thinking and practices by bringing financially sustainable innovations to life. To achieve this, NextGen will deliver technological, business and governance solutions for water in ten high profile demonstration cases [...]



Activities between Europe and Latin American countries to strengthen research, training potential and industrial competitiveness as facilitators of the implementation of nano materials and advanced materials technologies in the health, water and energy areas in Latin America. NMP-DeLA project develops activities to build new skills that facilitate [...]



  Advanced manufacturing technologies, personalised design, the engineering of knowledge, sustainable production technologies and anthropometry and ergonomics to demonstrate that the personalised production of eyewear can be a profitable business of close optician-user contact, in addition to being sustainable and fashionable. The Optician2020 innovations are based [...]



Optinanopro project develops a new technology, based on nanotechnology, with the aim to create self-cleaning solar panels which will lead to increase their effectiveness and lifespan and to reduce the need for inspections. In the automotive sector, Optinanopro’s nanotechnology will enable the development of lighter parts [...]



Optintegral promotes new industrial manufacturing of screens process to increase heir efficiency, reduce costs and limit the amount of greenhouse gas emissions up to half. Optintegral project develops a sustainable and versatile solution to manufacture TOLAE LED displays for advertising and marketing purposes with hybrid in-mould [...]



Development of a new biomedical implant based on optogenetics technology – the combination of genetics and optics techniques to control and monitor activities of cells in a living tissue with light to activate cells to produce themselves the necessary drug (interferon-ß (IFN-ß) protein in this case) [...]



Personalised technological programme to prepare patients for surgery and provide follow-up, as a way to improve the outcomes of the operation. PAPRIKA project aims to improve the quality of life of patients who needs a surgery through a personalised program that allows a better preparation of [...]



Operational Platform to manage a fleet of semi-autonomous drones exploiting GNSS high Accuracy and Authentication to improve security and safety in port areas. The PASSport project designs and develops a new solution extending the situational awareness based on aerial fixed/rotary wing and underwater drones with the [...]



Development of innovative technologies with the aim to give a response to pathogen contamination emergencies. The PathoCERT project researches and demonstrates a collection of novel, cost-effective and easy-to-use pathogen contamination emergency response technologies, tools and guidelines, which will be field validated by the first responders. PathoCERT [...]



Pegaso-Fit 4 Future develops a mobile app with the aim to monitor and improve teenagers diet and healthy habits. The application, designed by psychologists, healthcare professionals and experts in responsive interfaces, uses a t-shirt and an intelligent bracelet to monitor the user’s daily habits. In particular, [...]



Digital Social Platform (DSP) with the best practices and experiences in water management in the industrial, social and political fields, to share them with experts from the sector and citizens. The European project POWER develops a new free digital platform that allows consulting water management initiatives [...]



The PREVIEW project (PREdictive System to Recommend Injection Mould setup) aims to provide the mould injection industry with process control mechanisms that will reduce the time to set up a mould configuration, afford in energy consumption and waste material, and increase productivity due to the process flexibility. [...]



An innovative water recycling system based on a combination of existing biological and separation processes to decrease the environmental impact of the petrochemical industry. REWATCH project analyses and characterises the wastewaters produced by different European petrochemical plants in order to design and build a prototype plant [...]



New solutions and tools that allow comparing and choosing between different transport services and promoting public and shared transport. Ride2Rail project aims to integrate multiple (public, private and social) data sets and sources and existing platforms to promote an effective Ride Sharing practice of citizens, making [...]



Creation and implementation of robotics farming and agricultural solutions to protect crops. The Robs4Crops project aims to address and resolve the organizational and technological challenges associated with robotic farming’s widespread adoption. By building upon the existing agricultural machine, standards and best practices, the project shapes and [...]



Spins for efficient photovoltaic devices based on organic molecules. The organic solar cells (OSCs) have the potential to become an environmental friendly and economically profitable photovoltaic technology. For this reason, it is necessary to improve their commercialisation capacity to compete with established power generation and to [...]



Automation of the manufacturing process and operations of aerospace launchers to increase the number of units produced and reduce production time and cost. Currently, the production of aerospace launchers implies a complex process and multiple manual validation processes in order to guarantee the integrity and proper [...]



Sharework develops a human robot collaboration. It develops a system capable of understanding the environment and predict human actions by using artificial intelligence and process data in an environment where human safety is guaranteed. This way, the effective adoption of Human-Robot Collaboration on current automation lack [...]



A European acceleration program that aims to helping innovative companies and startups in the adoption and integration of flexible and wearable electronics (FWE) testing into their services and products, as well as experimentation and manufacturing support. The SmartEEs2 project, which is positioning as a follow-up initiative [...]



European reference platform in order to help MSMEs validate their compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation by designing and implementing easy-to-use and affordable tools. SMOOTH platform technological development and innovation is built upon several existing techniques, combining advanced technology in the area of machine learning, text mining, data [...]



Circular economy applied to the treatment of table olives brines based on solar evaporation. The LIFE SOLIEVA project aims to solve environmental challenges of the table olives sector (TO) processing water and update the environmental legislation related to use of water. The project focuses to demonstrate [...]



Collaborative network to develop and introduce innovative advances in the European cybersecurity field. SPARTA project aims to promote relevant innovations in this field, providing the resources needed to improve and strengthen the European cybersecurity industry and re-imagining the way cybersecurity research, innovation and training are performed [...]



Synergy-COPD develops a set of tools with great potential for application in clinical practice and biomedical research with the aim to prove the potential of computational medicine and the systems medicine approach and improve knowledge and understanding of COPC. With a holistic developed the most comprehensive existing [...]



Innovative technologies in the field of optical sensors and short, medium and long-range 3D devices to demonstrate their value in several key applications in the automotive, security, smart buildings, mobile robotics for smart cities and Industry 4.0 sectors. VIZTA project also focuses on multimodal 2D/3D imaging, [...]



Development of a research and flexible tool to collect and analyze parameters of the walk and relate them to the risk of falling of elderly people. WIISEL project creates a tool that combines a flexible software platform with an insole system with sensors. It is placed [...]



Development of regional aircraft thermoplastic composite windows frames using advanced and innovative industrial processes and Out of Autoclave composite manufacturing (OOA – alternative to autoclave process commonly applied for the aeronautic industry for producing high performance composite materials) with the aim of reducing the weight of [...]



Development of open and innovative practices for learning using digital platforms, tools and materials. The YNSPEED project has the objective to provide critical skills of using Internet and other skills that are nowadays compulsory for an active and responsible digital citizen. Such skills are essential for [...]



Brine treatment based on electrodialysis metathesis and valuable compound recovery processes with the aim of reaching a zero liquid discharge (ZLD) process. Zelda has the objective to demonstrate and disseminate the technical feasibility and economical sustainability of decreasing the overall environmental impact of desalination systems for [...]


Zero Brine

Innovative technologies for reducing industrial saline wastewater streams and derived environmental impacts by recovering and reutilizing minerals and water from the brine. Zero Brine project proves that minerals, such as magnesium, and clean water can be recovered from industrial processes for their reuse in other industries, [...]