Working towards a better future

Aqualia assumes its responsibility to society and the environment by developing an R&D strategy that cares for such a necessary good for life as water. The company maintains permanent contact with the various agents in its surroundings to empower and improve the activity of the Innovation and Technology Department. Everyone in the organisation takes part in the innovation projects, from identifying opportunities to implementing the results, which are dedicated to improving performance in four key aspects:


To provide projects with the best resources, Aqualia participates in the main European, national and regional R&D programmes relating to water management. For this, Aqualia’s projects have co-financing from the Spanish government or from the European Union (7ºFP, LIFE, H2020, Eco-Innovation, etc.)
Currently, this effort has already generated five new products and processes that include new patents, thanks to the commitment of highly specialised personnel and a team of more than 30 persons dedicated exclusively to innovation.


R&D Project selection

(* Finished projects)

Detail view


Sustainability Eco-efficiency Quality Smart Services
CDTI Sólidos Sostenibles(2012*) Eco Innovation Cleanwater (2017*) MIMAN MBBR(2010*) MEC Mantenimiento Predictivo (2012*)
FP7 SWAT (2013*) RETOS Renovagas(2017*) INCITE MBR Trainasa(2010*) INNPRONTA IISIS (2014*)
CENIT VIDA(2014*) CIEN SmartGreenGas (2018) INCITE ELAN Trainasa (2012) INNTERCONECTA Smartic (2014)
IDEA Regenera (2015*) LIFE Answer (2019) CDTI ELAN Vigo Aqualia (2013*) FP7 Urban Water (2015*)
INNPACTO Downstream (2015*) H2020 Mides (2020) INNPACTO Filene (2014*) CDTI WATER JPI Motrem (2017*)
FP7 All-gas (2019) RIS3 IDEPA Valorastur(2020) INNPRONTA ITACA (2014*) LIFE Icirbus4industries (2020)
LIFE Biosol water recycling (2019*) INTERCONECTA Ad-visor (2020) INNTERCONECTA Alegria (2015*) D.I VIRTUAL CSIC UAB (2020)
H2020 Incover (2019*) WATERWORKS Maradentro (2021) LIFE Remembrane (2015*) H2020 Run4Life (2021)
H2020 Sabana (2020) H2020 Scalibur (2023) INNOVA Impactar(2015*)  
LIFE Ulises (2022) H2020 REWATERGY (2023) INNOVA E3N (2017*)  
LIFE IntExt (2023) H2020 BBI Deep Purple (2023) CONECTA PEME Medrar (2018*)  
  H2020 BBI B-Ferst (2023) WATERWORKS Pioneer (2018*)  
    CDTI BESTF2 Biowarnet (2018*)  
    LIFE Memory (2018)  
    LIFE Metamorphosis (2020)