Centro de Investigaciones Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT)

  • Centro de Investigaciones Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT)
  • Spain
  • ciemat.es

CIEMAT is a Spanish Public Research Institution (www.ciemat.es). Since its formation in 1951, it has developed and led R&D projects in the fields of Energy, Environment and Technology, placing the institution at the forefront of science and technology. As a technological research centre, CIEMAT fosters links between academia and industry. Its main activities include: to promote the introduction and improve the competitiveness of renewable energies on the energy market; to improve the efficiency and environmental quality of fossil fuels; to optimise waste management and safety of nuclear fission energy; to demonstrate the role of nuclear fusion as a future energy alternative; to assess the environmental impact of energy; to promote the development of environmentally-friendly technologies that respect the environment; to transfer horizontal technologies to industry; to improve scientific returns derived from CIEMAT activities; to strengthen industrial participation in international projects with high technological content; and to foster technology transfer, training and scientific outreach.

CIEMAT is the Spanish largest R&D centre on energy and will participate in EU-CELAC ResInfra with the ICT Division representing the Ibero American HPC Network (RICAP). In addition to coordinate RICAP, CIEMAT owns two European ESFRI (Solar Platform at Almería devoted to Concentrating Solar power and IFMIF-DONES devoted to materials in fusion), holds the Spanish representation in several fora such as EERA, ECRA, IEA-SHC, etc., and has participated in 77 projects co-funded by H2020 (as those of Feb 2019).