The I3A handles between 200 and 300 local, regional, national and international projects each year. These involve basic or applied research orientations and the management of both publicly or privately funded budgets. Particularly, the groups of the I3A have participated in the last 5 years in more than 300 national research projects, including 25 of the prestigious CENIT program and 29 of the new innovation program INNPACTO, as well as 22 european projects.
We consider certain projects as being key projects due to their relevance, showing the quality of the Institute and its researchers. These include the following:
Sustainable production of next generation biofuels from waste streams: WASTE2FUELS aims to develop next generation biofuel technologies capable of converting agrofood waste (AFW) streams into high quality biobutanol.
Living tissues are regulated by multi-cellular collectives mediated at cellular level through complex interactions between mechanical and biochemical factors. A further understanding of these mechanisms could provide new insights in the development of therapies and diagnosis techniques, reducing animal experiments.
To date, Wi-Fi has been a highly successful technology present in our day‐to‐day lives. However, Wi‐Fi access points have spread without any coordination. That is to say, we install access points wherever we think fit. In principle this is reasonable, but there are places where there is such a density of Wi‐Fi networks that broadband is significantly diminished. Navajas.
WE@EU is a project of the FP7 ‘Regions of knowledge’ initiative leads by the University of Zaragoza and with the participations of five regions: Aragón (Spain), Provenza-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (France), East of England (United Kingdom), Galilee (Israel) and Malta.
European project. 4-year project. The RoboEarth-project exploits a new approach towards endowing robots with advanced perception and action capabilities, thus enabling robots to carrying out useful tasks autonomously in circumstances that were not planned for explicitly at design time. A series of six demonstrators will show the contributions of the project. The Action Recipe demonstrator will show robots creating/uploading and downloading/executing action recipes (abstract behaviour or algorithm descriptions in the RoboEarth database) to and from RoboEarth. 2009-2013.
Study of adhesives in food packaging. The SAFEMTECH proposal has two main scientific objectives: a) the study of the safety in use of adhesives produced at the GOGLIO company and used in the production of food packaging materials, and b) the development of active and intelligent packaging systems at industrial level. GOGLIO is a multinational company involved in the whole food packaging chain. It produces adhesives, printing inks, valves and laminates for food packaging. The research group GUIA of the Universidad de Zaragoza (UNIZAR) has considerable expertise in the study of the performance of adhesives in food packaging and their safety in use, as well as in the development and study of active and intelligent food packaging materials. The leader of the group is the inventor in four international patents in this area. The combination of intersectoriality and synergies between the two partners involved in this proposal will lead to the achievement of the objectives.