The Centro de Innovación Tecnolóxica en Edificación e Enxeñería Civil (CITEEC), directly linked to
Universidade da Coruña, was created in 2000 (inaugurated on June the 6th, 2000) with the purpose of improving
investigation and research in the field of construction, specifically civil engineering, always from an
experimental analysis approach. The CITEEC develops three key areas of activity, coinciding with the three pillars
of university research:
- Promotion of basic research: Conducting studies to expand knowledge in all fields
related to civil engineering. The realization of doctoral theses and degree dissertations is the mechanism that
promotes this kind of research, closely linked to the university departments.
- Applied research: Using any of the usual mechanisms for raising funds for research
(Autonomous Region government, Ministry for Science and Education, EU), the CITEEC serves as a support for
research projects in collaboration with companies and agencies.
- Consultancy to companies and institutions: The CITEEC is a very remarkable framework,
unique in the Autonomous Region of Galicia, available to businesses and intitutions through cooperation agreements
to support the implementation of projects or activities that require physical model studies, or infrastructure
studies in detail.