EURECAT – Fundació Eurecat
Eurecat is currently the leading Technology Centre in Catalonia, and the second largest private research organization in Southern Europe. Eurecat manages a turnover of €50 Mio and 650 professionals, is involved in more than 200 R&D projects and has a customer portfolio of over 1,600 business clients. Eurecat is currently participating in more than 60 EU-funded collaborative projects, mainly in the Horizon 2020 Programme. In addition to this wide experience at European level, Eurecat is also a strong player in the various R&D programmes sponsored by the Spanish and Catalan administrations. Technology transfer is also an essential activity in Eurecat, with 36 international patents and 7 technology-based companies (eight in Spain and one in Latin America) started up from the centre.
Eurecat R&D, innovation and training activities span from Industrial Technologies (metallic, plastic and composite materials, manufacturing processes, autonomous and professional robotics, functional printing and fabrics, simulations, sustainability and Chemistry) to Digital Technologies (Digital Humanities, Big Data Analytics, IT Security and Smart Management Systems, e-health, data mining and multimedia technologies) and Biotech (Omic science and Nutrition & health). Additionally, EURECAT has been accepted by the European Commission as a KETs (Key Enabling Technologies) Technology Centre in order to collaborate with SMEs on close-to-market research and innovation activities.
The eHealth R&D group of EURECAT has a strong expertise in: technologies for rehabilitation support and remote therapy; interoperability of medical applications and electronic health records; evidence-based medical decision support systems; medical oriented social networks; accessible and assistive technologies for the elderly and the disabled; ontologies for representing medical knowledge; and technologies for supporting nutritional research. All this expertise is deployed in the EMAPS-Cardio project where Eurecat is in charge of data analytics and modelling.