CARTIF Technology Centre

CARTIF is a horizontal, applied research centre, legally it is a private and non-profit foundation. Emerged from the University of Valladolid, its mission is to offer innovative solutions to companies to improve their processes, systems and products, enhancing their competitiveness and creating new business opportunities. CARTIF develops R + D + i projects financed directly by companies or through public funds obtained from competitive calls at national and international level.

CARTIF also advises public administrations (city councils and regional governments) in the planning and development of innovative projects with high economic returns. Since its foundation in 1994, the centre has pursued the same values and objectives: The main one is to contribute to the development of the economic and social environment through the use and promotion of technological innovation and through the development and dissemination of research. CARTIF is a multidisciplinary centre that develops its activity in multiple areas of knowledge focused on almost all economic sectors: energy, food, industry, construction and infrastructures, health and environment, with technological lines that respond to the main challenges in each of these sectors, such as smart grids, smart cities, energy efficiency, heritage, quality of life, circular economy, natural resources and biotechnology.

CARTIF has laboratories that provide analysis services to the centre itself and externally through a wide range of tests in areas such as energy, food, materials, manufacturing or 3D Digitization. It has laboratories such as Solid Biofuels and Materials, which have achieved accreditation under strict quality systems.

Role in the project

CARTIF is the Coordinator of Fusilli Project due to its recognized experience in coordinating similar large H2020/FP7 projects (URBAN Green UP, MAKING-CITY, etc.) and also being widely involved in all their work package activities. The Project Coordinator is responsible for day-to-day management and will ensure effective communication among partners, as well as project administration and financial management. The Coordinator will manage the project acting as a single point of contact of the FUSILLI consortium with the European Commission. In addition, CARTIF is responsible for the evaluation framework definition for actions implemented (Work Package 1: Network of Food 2030 Living Labs in 12 European Cities for Open Innovation) and for evaluation of KPIs and feeding Knowledge Community in urban food participatory long term planning towards food system transformation.


Julia Pinedo Gil