TuRBO-SUDOE gathers 5 centers offering knowledge, 3 business associations demanding technology in 3 strategic sectors of SUDOE territory, such as agrifood, automotive and energy/ICTs (crosscutting) and an expert in training and technology transfer.

University of Burgos – UBU

The University of Burgos (UBU, Universidad de Burgos), main beneficiary of TuRBO-SUDOE project, is a public university established in 1994, but with a consolidated research vocation recognized with the distinction of Campus of International Excellence, CEI TRIANGULAR E3. The University of Burgos is composed of more than 7,000 students, nearly 800 lecturers and 63 research groups and its educational offer has been consolidated with the implementation of 25 degrees, 5 double degrees, 19 master’s degrees, 11 doctoral programmes and 19 own titles .

One of the objectives of its Strategic Plan is to transfer the knowledge generated at the University to the society and the business environment, through an active collaboration with companies in the region. These actions are carried out by the RRTO-KTO, which joins the Research Results Transfer Office (RRTO) – Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO). The RRTO-KTO is composed of 7 people and provides technical support, from knowledge protection and its commercialisation, entrepreneurship, technology valuation, dissemination and preparation of proposals to national and international programmes, which are directly related to the objectives of TuRBO-SUDOE project.


University of Málaga – UMA

The University of Málaga (UMA, Universidad de Málaga) is a public university established in 1972. With more than 36,000 students and 2,300 lecturers and 278 research groups, UMA offers 62 degree courses, 22 doctoral programmes, more than 60 master’s Degrees.

The Technology Transfer Office (KTO) was created 25 years ago to energise relations between the scientific community and the business world. Therefore, OTRI is responsible for identifying the techonological needs in socio-economic sectors so as to fill this technological gap between the public and private sectors, thus contributing to the implementation and commercialisation of R&D&I results produced by the University of Málaga.


University of Aveiro – UA

Created in 1973, University of Aveiro (UA) quickly became one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in Portugal. Now a public foundation under private law, it continues to develop and implement its mission to provide undergraduate and postgraduate education, to generate research and promote cooperation with society.

Attended by about 15,000 students on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, the UA has achieved a significant position amongst higher education institutions in Portugal, being one of the top universities regarding the quality of its infrastructures, the strength of its research and the excellence of its staff.

At UA, this project will be implemented by UATEC – Technology Transfer Office, created in 2006 and composed of 11 people. Its main activities are Intellectual Property Management, its Valorization (through Tech Transfer), the promotion of Academic Entrepreneurship and the promotion of the Cooperation with Companies, in line with TURBO-SUDOE activities.

University of Tràs-os-montes e alto Douro – UTAD

CITAB – Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-environmental and Biological Sciences is one of the 8 units of R&D of the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD). CITAB, which gradually became closer to stakeholders is focused on the agro-food and forestry systems using the production-chain approach to assure an upgrade and high level of technology and a more competitive and sustainable chain. It is composed of a multidisciplinary team of 268 members, with expertise ranging from fundamental sciences such as biology and chemistry to agronomists, forestry engineers and ecologists, which also benefits from input from scientific experts in mathematics, physics and several engineering disciplines.

Foundation Centro Tecnolóxico
de Eficiencia e Sostenibilidade
Enerxética – ENERGYLAB

EnergyLab is a private Technology Center, which aim is develop and improve the processes and products seeking to improve energy efficiency in industry, construction, transport and society in general. To achieve this goal, we carried out demonstration projects and applied research, enabling the development and validation of efficient technologies and/or renewable and its introduction into the market.

EnergyLab is a center of national and international reference, recognized in 2014 as a National Technology Center by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which specializes in promoting energy efficiency and sustainability with ability to direct, coordinate, manage and boost innovative projects related to every aspect of society, economy and environment.

Federación Empresarial
de Agroalimentación de la
Comunidad Valenciana – FEDACOVA

FEDACOVA: The Valencian Food Business Federation is the main representative of the agrofood sector of the Valencian Community, gathering more than 2.000 companies, which means that more than the 70% of the Valencian agrofood sector is part of the Federation. All types of companies are represented in FEDACOVA, from seafood importers to canned food, from retailers to food warehouses, encompassing the whole value chain of the Food Industry and a broad range of subsectors. FEDACOVA works closely with different universities both Spanish and international promoting collaboration with our companies. Turbo-SUDOE project then, fits perfectly with FEDACOVA’s priorities, which will allow us to improve the quality of the services we provide to our associates.


Clúster de Automoción
de Aragón – CAAR

Aragón Automotive Cluster -CAAR- is one of the economic and industrial references in the Region of Aragón after 8 years operating. It is also present in most of the socioeconomic and sectoral industrial forums at a Spanish level, and is developing an action plan to reinforce its European positioning and visibility. Turbo-SUDOE project lies completely within the subject of this action plan, which implies not only the internationalization of CAAR itself, but also of its partner companies and knowledge.


Mecanic Vallée – MV

Mecanic Vallée is a cluster of French companies in an interregional network of prime manufacturers and subcontractors in the mechanical field, on 3 major subjects among them: spare parts for automotive, and machines tools.

Founded and recognized as cluster in 1998, Mecanic Vallée gathered in 2016, 192 members, namely 144 manufacturers and 38 organisms, representing, in 2016: 12.500 employments and 2.200 M€ of turnover.

Mecanic Vallée cluster was created by manufacturers, economical partners and local authorities and that’s for their benefit that we direct our program.

Among our main objectives, Mecanic Vallée tries to support SME, face to the increase of Globalization and economics/ innovation changes.

We have managed many projects as, for examples:

  • Operation DO&ST for 2 years to gather and interoperate 3 manufacturers and their 15 subcontractors in their mechanical fields.
  • Umotique ® Project for 4 years to collect, share and develop best practices among companies, about energy efficiency, with 30 companies involved.
  • European Project MEMAN (H2020) about energy efficiency and flows, to study, share and spread off with 15 European partners.

Fundació Knowledge
Innovation Market
Barcelona – KIMbcn

KIMbcn is a non-profit foundation based in Barcelona which is positioned as a reference entity in innovation, technology and knowledge transfer and implementation of technology structures worldwide. Its mission is to improve the competitiveness and technological progress of companies through specialized services, positioning and consolidating a knowledge and technology transfer model globally. The aim of KIMbcn and its network is to cover all phases of the value chain of the implementation of dynamic models of innovation, internationalization and infrastructure. KIMbcn has been working with the European Space Agency since 2012 being its TECHNOLOGY BROKER in Spain in the field of space technologies. KIMbcn has a high quality training program (KIMTalent) recognized by the Euncet Business School, with ad-hoc methodologies and a practical plan of implementation in various areas.