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Centre of R&D+i (Research, Development and Innovtion) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, whose general purpose is:
To play an active and practical role in the design and implementation of a sustainable (competitive and responsible) model for the Information Society, based on appropriate, intensive use of Information Technology in the fields of:


  • Training and learning (e-Learning)
  • Business (e-Business)
  • Government (e-Government)



The Marine Biotechnology Centre (CBM, in Spanish) is a ULPGC research centre made up of the research groups in the field of Applied Algology and Biological Oceanography, who work in close cooperation with researchers from other national and international research groups. The collaboration of both research groups is currently based on new lines combining knowledge and techniques developed in eco-physiological studies and applied to marine vegetation and producers.


The Biodiversity and Environmental Management Centre is made up of the research groups in Chemical Environmental Analysis, Environmental Quality and Biodiversity and Conservation. It is an inter-disciplinary research centre that carries out research in the following areas:


- Development of new “clean” methodologies in chemical environmental analysis, marine pollution, atmospheric entries, marine biogeochemistry, marine plant systematics and ecology, conservation of biodiversity, palaeontology and palaeoclimatology in the Canary Islands, Coastal biology resources management, fisheries and fish ethology.
All the research groups of the Centre participate in European, national and regional projects.



The Spanish Algae Bank (BEA, in Spanish) is a national R&D+i service that is part of the Canary Islands’ Foundation Scientific and Technological Park of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC). Its basic objectives are the isolation, identification, characterisation, conservation and supply of microalgae and cyanobacteria. Apart from these functions, typical of all microorganism collections, the Spanish Algae Bank is a service that facilitates the development of a new bio-indistrual sector based on the culture and applications of microalgae and cyanobacteria.
The BEA has been a member of the European Culture Collections' Organisation (ECCO) since 2001 and of the World Federation for Culture Collections since 2003, and is included in the World Data Centre for Microorganisms (WFCC-MIRCEN), registration number 837. The BEA has been accredited before the Spanish Government as an international authority for the depositing of microorganisms in accordance with the provisions of the Budapest Treaty, under resolution 239 of 28th October 2005 of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization).

The Centre for Image Technology (CTIM, in Spanish) of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has been created with a view to promoting scientific and technical research activities in the field of Image Technology. The Centre for Image Technology constitutes a Research Centre in accordance with the provisions of the ULPGC’s statutes. Its headquarters are located in the Departmental Building of Computer Science and Mathematics, on the Tafira Campus, and it was founded in 2010, with the merging of several research groups belonging to the department of Computer Science and Signal and Communications Systems.

This R&D Centre stems from the Centre of Physico-chemical Instruments for the Development of Applied Research (CIDIA), aCIDIApproved by the Governing Board held on 29th June 1995. Its mission is to become a benchmark centre for Chemistry and Physics in both scientific research and in the field of the environment, offering highly reliable analysis techniques and technical-scientific consultancy for both the university and industry in the Canary Islands. It also aims to contribute technical and human equipment and know-how to the university community, as well as public and private companies, and to determine chemical and environmental parameters to enable quality parameters in the systems analysed to be monitored and controlled.
University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. ULPGC
C/Juan de Quesada, nº 30
- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - 35001 - Spain
(+34) 928 451 000/023
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