Research environments


Research environments

Aula Dei Science and Technology Park (PCTAD)

The PCTAD Foundation was established with the objective of establishing the Park and coordinating scientific research within the agricultural, food and environmental surroundings. It’s aim was to channel the research by the groups, centres and public and private institutions located in the area towards business demand; thus invigorating the agribusiness environment and providing added value for the Aragon business fabric.

A research and development environment that stimulates and manages the flow of knowledge and technology between universities, research institutions, companies and markets. Thus, it facilitates the establishment and growth of innovative companies through incubation, and provides other value-added services, as well as space and high quality facilities.

Its founding members were the Government of Aragon and the National Research Council. Other employers have been incorporated since, including the Ejea de los Caballeros Town Council and Cinco Villas Agricultural Technology Centre.

Objectives

  • Promote technology transfer between research centres and companies.
  • Support business research and development with the search for scientific and technological solutions.
  • Disseminate the work done by researchers as well as the technological supply portfolio (research, training and consulting).
  • Promote the establishment and consolidation of innovative companies in the biological, agricultural and environmental sectors.
  • Enhance the relationships between different companies and research centres and establish information and communication flows.

Services

  • R&D Contract management between companies and research organisations.
  • R&D consultancy.
  • Business incubation.
  • Innovation programme and creation of technology-based and spin-off companies.
  • Cooperation networks for the transfer of knowledge and technology.
  • Technology transfer and commercialisation.
  • Financial advice for regional, national and international R&D projects.

New headquarters in Ejea de los Caballeros

New headquarters in Ejea de los Caballeros
The collaboration agreement between the PCTAD Foundation and the Ejea de los Caballeros Town Council of April 14, 2010 brought these 2 entities together to expand the services offered to companies located in the Valdeferrín West industrial estate.

These new headquarters provide a collaborative framework for the organisation and delivery of services in the agricultural, food and environmental research field for both the Cinco Villas Agricultural Technology Centre and the companies on the Valdeferrín West industrial estate in Ejea de los Caballeros.

The aim is to promote the development of scientific and technological research and business innovation in the agricultural, food and environmental industry, as well as the incorporation of companies to the Park.

Cinco Villas Agricultural Technology Centre

Cinco Villas Agricultural Technology Centre
The Cinco Villas Agricultural Technology Centre was established as a private company owned by public bodies (the Ejea de los Caballeros Town Council and Zaragoza Provincial Council) and private agricultural organisations of great economic importance in the Cinco Villas: eg, cooperative banks, agricultural and livestock cooperatives, health protection groups and animal feed manufacturers.

The Technological Centre services are available to anybody involved in the agricultural sector: farmers, cooperatives, associations and companies.

The aim of the Cinco Villas Agricultural Technology Centre is the modernisation and improvement of the competitiveness of the agricultural sector via R&D in the region.

Information

AULA DEI SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY PARK

Avenida de Montañana, 930 – 50059 Zaragoza
Phone 976 713 305
www.pctad.com

CINCO VILLAS AGRICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

Aula Dei Science and Technology Park
Industrial Estate «Valdeferrín West». «Exión» Business Centre. Locales 5 y 6. 50600 Ejea de los Caballeros
Phone 976 667 586 – 679 100 152
www.ctacincovillas.com

SOFEJEA S.A. – Municipal Promotion Company, Ejea

Avenida Cosculluela 1 – 50600 Ejea de los Caballeros
Phone 976 677 277
www.sofejea.com