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The Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias S.A. (ITC, or Canary Island Institute of Technology) is a publicly-owned company, created by the Canary Island Government by Decree 139/1992, 30th July, whose activities encompass the fields of Research, Development and Innovation, all in the service of Canary Island companies. It forms part of the Regional Ministry of Employment, Trade and Industry of the Canary Island Government.
The general objective of the ITC is to make a decisive contribution to fostering innovation and technological development and to consolidate a knowledge-based economy in the Canary Islands.
The ITC has a highly qualified staff of technicians and scientists and has many projects and services in operation among the different areas that make up its Structure, composed of three operational division: Technological Research and Development Division: Technological Innovation Division and the Central Services Division; thus responding to the needs identified in a range of key sectors for the development of the Canary Islands, including the energy sector, entrepreneurs, training and new technologies.
One of the aims of the ITC is to develop, offer incentives and channel the R+D work and technical services that directly or indirectly provide support to the industrial development of the Canary Islands, placing special emphasis on applied research and the transfer of R+D to the companies of the Canary Islands. All these initiatives are conducted with their own resources or via co-operation agreements signed with the two Canary Island universities and regional, national and international R+D centres.
The ITC’s R+D activity is currently conducted in the following areas: Renewable Energies, Water, Mechanical Engineering, Bio-technology, Environmental Analysis, Institutional Services in Industry and Energy, Data Processing and Display.
Why is the ITC participating in the Carmac Project?
As the lead partner of the CARMAC Project, the ITC’s mission includes managing and co-ordinating the project and the other partners, to seek to attain the objectives initially established. On the other hand, it will also have to implement and supervise the dissemination and promotion of the project’s general outcomes and activities.
The Water Division of the ITC (R+D Division) will also work actively in many of the technical tasks. It is participating in all the project activities and directly co-ordinates some of them. These include the work on rolling out management and user information systems for users of the bathing areas of European Macaronesia and the study to designate new bathing areas. The Centre will also design techniques to identify fungi in the sands and validate the micro-biological analyses in sea-water as a contribution to the study of the sanitary quality of the sands on beaches.
The ITC will work together with other partners on a simulation model of the plumes coming out of the waste water outlets in order to assess and predict potential risks of pollution in coastal and bathing areas and in the evaluation of alarm systems for waste water pumping stations and their application in Macaronesia.
In response to the problems faced in scattered settlements and hotel establishments on the coast, the ITC will make proposals to optimise the urban water treatment system, municipal management seminars, recommendations for treating waste waters and the evaluation of technologies based on pilot waste water treatment projects on a small scale.
Finally, the centre will also work on developing an information system and a smart consultant for the selection and use of waste water treatment technologies
     

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