Research and development (R&D) includes activities that companies undertake to innovate and introduce new products and services. The goal is typically to take new products and services to market and add to the company’s bottom line.

EU-CONEXUS partners have all the necessary infrastructure and a team of talented researchers for close university-industry cooperation.

LaSIE‐Laboratoire des sciences de l’ingénieur pour l’environnement (Laboratory for engineering for the environment)
LaSIE is interested in the sustainability and protection of materials subject to the constraints of the environment. The Laboratory also works to improve the comfort and quality of indoor air in inhabited spaces. Its research also concerns the study of manufacturing processes and the energy recovery of resources of biological origin. (52 researchers, 55 Ph.D.s, 12 engineers/technicians)

LIENSs‐Littoral  Environment  et  Sociétés  (Coastal  area,  environment  and societies)
It integrates the skills of many disciplines that range from environmental sciences to human sciences through chemistry and biotechnology. Its research focuses in particular on the evolution of the coastal zone facing human, environmental and climatic impacts. (71 researchers, 22 Ph.D.s, 29 engineers/postdocs/technicians)

Observatoire PELAGIS (Observatory PELAGIS)
PELAGIS conducts observation and expertise programs on the conservation of mammalian and seabird populations. In addition, it manages the databases associated with these various research programs. The link of the Observatory with the Chizé Center for Biological Studies (CEBC) facilitates the use of monitoring data on the mammal and seabird populations collected by these two units. (12 engineers/technicians)

CEBC‐ Centre d’Etudes biologique de Chizé (Biological Research Centre)
The CEBC works on the knowledge of the ecology of wild animals confronted with the disturbances of their natural environment. Its research focuses on the evolution of local populations of mammals, reptiles and birds as well as that of marine predators of the French Southern and Antarctic Territories (TAAF). (19 researchers, 21 Ph.D.s)

CEIR – Centre d’Études internationales sur la Romanité (International Research Centre on Romanity)
CEIR’s research puts into perspective the foundations and transmissions of this Roman culture within a constantly evolving Mediterranean Basin. Based on a broad network of partners, the Center has real expertise in Mediterranean dialogue. (4 researchers, 2 Ph.D.s)

CEJEP‐Centre d’Études juridiques et politiques (Centre for legal and political studies)
Structured around three major areas (justices and trials, environment and territories, companies and insurances), the Center’s approach is firmly multidisciplinary. Recently he has been developing work in the field of digital law, in collaboration with other laboratories of the University of La Rochelle, including the L3i. (18 researchers, 25 Ph.D.s)

MIA‐Mathématiques, Images et Applications (Mathematics, Images and Applications). The two areas of excellence of the laboratory, processing and analysis of images, video and data and modeling the environment on a human scale closely combine multi‐disciplinary skills. (20 researchers, 9 Ph.D.s)

CEREGE‐Centre de recherche en sciences de gestion (Research Centre on management sciences).
The multidisciplinary research team in social sciences welcomes, encourages and follows the work carried out in the field of management sciences with a focus on sustainable development and the digital sector. (15 researchers, 3 Ph.D.s)

CRHIA‐Centre de Recherches en Histoire internationale et atlantique (Centre for international and atlantic historical studies).
Considered as a national and international reference on Atlantic history and the history of exchanges and international relations, the CRHIA conducts research at the interface between the maritime area and the continental French, European and global space. (24 researchers, 26 Ph.D.s)

L3i‐Laboratoire Informatique, Images et Interaction (Laboratory for computer sciences, images, and interaction).
Focusing on the issue of interactive and intelligent management of digital content, the work of its members focuses on the national and European socio‐economic issues related to this very promising field of research. (31 researchers, 35 Ph.D.s, 14 engineers/postdocs/technicians)
Laboratory of Applied Hydrobiology
The Laboratory of Applied Hydrobiology aims to adequately educate undergraduate students and postgraduate young scientists in the field of Aquaculture (fish, molluscs and crustaceans farming, phytoplankton and zooplankton culture), as well as to perform related basic and applied research in order to combine, in the most effective and rational way, production, protection of aquatic environment and welfare of farmed species. Its Infrastructure consists of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems (sea and fresh water) with a total of more than 200 tanks of various sizes and equipment and facilities.

Applied Biotechnology and Cell Technology Unit (ABCTU)

The ABCTU is an internal partnership between the laboratories of the Department of Biotechnology and the Center for Applications of Cell Biological Technologies (KEKYTE), established within AUA in order to promote both basic and applied research.

Molecular Biology Laboratory (MBL)

MBL has extensive experience in gene cloning, transcriptomic analysis, metabolite analysis, genetic transformation of plants and microorganisms, expression and characterization of recombinant proteins.

Laboratory of Cell Technology (LCT)
LCT has a long track record in toxicology research in vitro, in particular the assessment of toxicity of pesticides and mycotoxins, as well as research oriented towards the identification of natural bioactive compounds with pharmacological potential, in particular dopamine agonists/antagonists and anticancer drugs.

Center for Applications of Cell Biological Technologies (KEKYTE)
LCT’s activities relate to the design of methods and products and the provision of know‐how and Research & Innovation services in a wide range of thematic areas, including: Evaluation of the activity of pharmaceutical agents, natural compounds and other samples with bioactive properties in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo; Evaluation of material biocompatibility in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo; Quality assessment of cosmetics; Development and application of diagnostic methods, techniques and tools; Creation and maintenance of cell culture depositories; Cell biology and biotechnology .
AQUA Center
Manages the activities of the team dedicated to conducting scientific activities on the following research directions: Hydraulic engineering and construction; Safety and risk associated with hydrotechnical constructions; Technology Processes in Water Treatment and Sewage Treatment; Natural risks; Water management and environmental protection; Renewable energies; Geographic Information Systems in the Field of Water Management and Hydrotechnical Facilities; Research and Development Laboratory in the field of Applied Automation Systems and Applied Informatics

Seismic Risk Assessment Research Center
Seismic response and fragility/vulnerability of structures; Seismic monitoring and seismic hazard analysis; Seismic response of the ground; Analysis of seismic risk and resilience; Assessing building safety at natural hazard (earthquake, wind, snow).

Ground Water Engineering Research Center
The main applications are the assessment of underground water resources, groundwater studies in urban environments, interaction between groundwater and infrastructures, aquifer management, vulnerability assessment, soil pollution control and remedy of contaminated areas, underground waste storage, studies of the unsaturated zone, GIS and spatial analysis in hydrogeology.

Space Geodesy, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and GIS
Applying GNSS systems in studies of crustal movements (geodynamics); Potential use of spatial technologies in geodesy (GNSS, SLR / LLR, VLBI); Implementation of GNSS and complementary systems in Romania (EUPOS, ROMPOS, EGNOS, GALILEO); Applications of spatial geodesy in photogrammetry and other fields (geodesic astronomy, topography, cadastre, navigation, GIS, construction); Applications of photogrammetric, remote sensing and GIS imaging in cadastre; Monitoring of geomorphologic and climatic changes, pollution expansion in three environments; Developing risk maps for natural or man‐made disasters.
KU subdivision Marine Research Institute
Is conducting fundamental and applied research on marine and costal environment and maritime technologies. The research infrastructure, relevant to the proposed project is available at the Coastal Environment and Biogeochemistry Laboratory and Fishery and Aquaculture Laboratory. Modern equipment available for observational and experimental research from the gene to the ecosystem level in both aquatic and terrestrial environments.

The KU Waterborne Transport and Air Pollution Laboratory
Covers research on waterborne transport efficiency and ecological parameters, analysis of complete spectre of fuels, engine and hull design and environmental performance.
Marine station in Calpe with 2 general laboratories and a wet lab of 80 m2 contiguous to the fishing port.
To develop manipulative experiments on marine organisms, the marine station in Calpe (Alicante) of the lMEDMAR‐UCV has a water close circuit system. The system is provided with a computer profilux 3.1T (eX) and sets of oxygen, pH, conductivity and temperature proves as well as filters, coolers, and heaters for experiment and control units.

An oceanographic boat and an inflatable boat.

7 fully equipped laboratories. The labs are equipped with a variety of sampling instrumentation and material to handle from invertebrates to microbiological samples, culture cell, and molecular biology.

Microalgae culture facilities

RESEARCH INSTITUTES:
Institute of Environment and Marine Sciences Research (IMEDMAR‐UCV); Institute of Philosophy Edith Stein; Institute of Socio‐Educational Research “Francisco Ferrer Luján”; Institute of International and Strategic Studies; Institute of Families and Human Development Research; Institute of Life Sciences; The Anthropology Research Institute; Institute of European Studies; Valencian Institute of Pathology; Ethics of the Economic Behaviours Institute; Institute of Muscle‐Skeletal Diseases Research; Institute of Research “San José de Calasanz”; Institute of Research “Doctor Viña Giner”; Institute of Research in Social Sciences; Institute of Sports Sciences Research; Institute of Human Rights Research “Benedicto XVI”.
UNIZD has several laboratories grouped in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Marine and Maritime Research (CIMMAR).
CIMMAR has a generic chemical lab with all the belonging equipment, HPLC and GC. The specific activities for marine research and marine ecology include: Shallow benthic research; Biological and ecological research.

Geospatial analysis laboratory (GAL)
Its basic aim is to implement scientific research, educate junior scientists, and apply new, modern knowledge and technology in developing new research methods. Performing and advancing scientific research within GAL is based on the application of geospatial analyses from the GIS and RS domains.

UNIZD research centers
Center for educational sciences: equipped with all modern tools for frontal and distance teaching. The center is also involved in the improvement of the teaching methods of UNIZD academic staff, of Ph.D. mentorship and in the development and implementation of lifelong learning courses and vocational trainings with industrial partners

Center for onomastic: particularly interested in research of traditional names of aquatic and coastal flora and fauna in different languages and dialects

Center for research of karst and coastal areas: multidisciplinary research in social, natural, geographic aspects of coastal areas.