Fundación Parque Científico Tecnológico Agroalimentario Aula Dei (Fundación PCTAD)
Susana Martínez Hernández, Directora de la Fundación Aula Dei
Avenida Montaña, 930
Areas of activities
- B. Agrifood Biotechnology
- Agriculture / veterinary / environmental
- Biologic control (plagues..) and bioestimulants of crops
- GM Crops
- Environmental cleanup / testing
- Other enhancement techniques (molecular marker..)
- Animal health / Veterinary
- Animal Food / Feed
- Functional Food
- Substance detection
- Food safety
- C. Industrial Biotechnology
- Residues valoration
- D. Services
- R&D services
- Biotechnolgy kits
- Professional services
- Training and spreading
PCTAD objectives are:
- Connect research centres and companies
- Support and encourage companies within the agricultural and environmental sector to look for scientific and technological solutions
- Transfer the results of the research centres linked to the Park to productive sectors
- Spread researchers work to enhance its visibility
- Ordering and promoting the existing technology offer
- Identify and provide solutions to new technology needs
- Foster the creation and consolidation of innovative companies within the sector
Products and services
- Management of R&D&i contracts between companies and research centres.
- Advice regarding R&D projects.
- Business incubator.
- Innovation and Creation of new technology based firms Programme. Spin off Programme.
- Cooperation networks for knowledge and technology transference.
- Transferring and putting the technology on the market.
- Regional, National and International Financing of R + D + i projects.
- Training: specialised postgraduate and advanced courses for professionals.
- Molecular Biology Service:
- Genetic Plant Improvement
- Genetic fingerprinting of individuals, varieties and species.
- Varietal Identification and filogenetic relationships
- Analysis of genetic diversity in natural and improved populations
- Identification of genes associated with agronomic traits of interest (disease resistance, increased production, improved organoleptic and nutritional properties ...)
- Food Safety Service:
- Analysis and detection of food residues
- Service of Quality and Technology of Vegetable Food:
- Solutions for the industry to improve product quality and optimize production processes
- Control, measurement and analysis of quality parameters of fruits and vegetables