Fundación PCTAD

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Contact information

Fundación Parque Científico Tecnológico Agroalimentario Aula Dei (Fundación PCTAD)
Susana Martínez Hernández, Directora de la Fundación Aula Dei
Avenida Montaña, 930
Zaragoza
Zaragoza
976716976
976715220
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
    • Food
      • Animal Food / Feed
      • Functional Food
      • Substance detection
      • Food safety
  • C. Industrial Biotechnology
    • Biofuels
    • Residues valoration
  • D. Services
    • R&D services
      • Bioinformatics
      • Biotechnolgy kits
      • Genomics
      • Metabolomics
      • Proteomics
    • 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