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)

MIMAN MBBR (2010*) CDTI Sólidos Sostenibles (2012*) MEC Mantenimiento Predictivo (2012*) Eco Innovation Cleanwater (2017*)
INCITE MBR Trainasa (2010*) FP7 SWAT (2013*) INNPRONTA IISIS (2014*) RETOS Renovagas (2017*)
INCITE ELAN Trainasa (2012) CENIT VIDA (2014*) INNTERCONECTA Smartic (2014) CIEN SmartGreenGas (2018*)
CDTI ELAN Vigo Aqualia (2013*) IDEA Regenera (2015*) FP7 Urban Water (2015*) LIFE Answer (2019*)
INNPACTO Filene (2014*) INNPACTO Downstream (2015*) CDTI WATER JPI Motrem (2017*) H2020 Mides (2020*)
INNPRONTA ITACA (2014*) FP7 All-gas (2019*) LIFE Icirbus4industries (2020*) RIS3 IDEPA Valorastur (2020*)
INNTERCONECTA Alegria (2015*) LIFE Biosol water recycling (2019*) D.I VIRTUAL CSIC UAB (2020*) INTERCONECTA Ad-visor (2020*)
LIFE Remembrane (2015*) H2020 Incover (2019*) H2020 Run4Life (2021)* WATERWORKS Maradentro (2022)
INNOVA Impactar (2015*) H2020 Sabana (2020*) H2020 Rewaise (2025) H2020 Scalibur (2023)
INNOVA E3N (2017*) LIFE Ulises (2022) H2020 REWATERGY (2023)
CONECTA PEME Medrar (2018*) LIFE IntExt (2023) H2020 BBI Deep Purple (2023)
WATERWORKS Pioneer (2018*) LIFE Phoenix (2024) H2020 BBI B-Ferst (2023)
CDTI BESTF2 Biowarnet (2018*) H2020 Nice (2025) RE-Carbón (2022)
LIFE Memory (2018*) Misiones Zeppelin (2024) H2020 Sea4Value (2024)
LIFE Metamorphosis (2020*) MISIONES Eclosion (2024) H2020 Ultimate (2024)
LIFE Zero Waste Water (2024)  
LIFE Infusion (2024)  
LIFE Reseau (2025)