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The Construction Technology Applied Research Group (GITECO) will coordinate one of the projects awarded in the last call of the INTERREG ATLANTIC programme. This programme promotes the cooperation between 37 Atlantic regions in 5 European countries, cofunding projects in the fields of Innovation and Competitiveness, Resource Efficiency, Territorial Risks Management, Biodiversity and Natural and Cultural Assets. The project, that GITECO will lead for 4 years, is called “Artificial Reef 3D Printing for Atlantic Area (3DPARE)” and its aim is to develop artificial coral reefs that help to preserve and recover the sea ecosystems of the Atlantic Area.
As benefiaciary partner of an ITN - Innovative Training Networks project, the Construction Technology Applied Research Group (GITECO) supports the education for research making the mobility among European countries easier. This fosters the innovation and transference of knowledge through the exchange not only of information but also of individuals. With the name “Sustainable, Accessible, Safe, Resilient and Smart Urban Pavements (SAFERUP!)”, this project aims to provide the European Community with innovative solutions that contribute with the urban setting of the future.
Last 12 September, in the European Commission Building in Madrid (Spain), the Final Conference of the DURABROADS project took place. The project was funded by the 7th Framework Programme and has been led by the Construction Technology Applied Research Group (GITECO) of the University of Cantabria. Representatives from the European Commission, from the roads sector in Europe, from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) of the USA and members of other related European projects attended.