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Research Fields

At present time, ITACA's research lines are grouped into five research fields. There is much collaboration across research fields and research lines, as scientists share their research and technical expertise with one another. This multidisciplinarity allows us to address societal challenges and find solutions to real-life complex problems.


Computer Science

Each new development or improvement of ICT technologies is a potential source of opportunities that can lead to pervasive and radical changes in our lives. The ITACA Institute’s research in this field focuses on these oportunities, seeking to satisfy both social and industrial needs.

Energy, Transport and Enviroment

ICT Technologies can generate growth and improvements in people’s lives in ways consistent with sustainable development, playing a key role in the Green Economy, an economy that is low-carbon, resource efficient, and socially inclusive.


Health and Wellbeing

Health is a precondition for economic prosperity. People’s health affects productivity, the availability and quality of human capital and public spending. The ITACA Institute aims to provide solutions to some of the health & wellbeing challenges that our society will have to face in the coming years.


Production Technologies and Materials

New-generation ICT technologies are opening new horizons for industry to improve processes and to develop innovative materials, products and services. The ITACA Institute’s research in this field focuses on the use and combination of Key Enabling Technologies.



The revolution in transmitting technologies has had a significant social, cultural and economic impact on modern society. The ITACA Institute’s research in this field focuses on obtaining a better knowledge of these technologies, regardless of their subsequent application.