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Institut De Recerca I Tecnologia Agroalimentaries (IRTA)

Institut De Recerca I Tecnologia Agroalimentaries (IRTA)
IRTA was constituted in 1985 as a public corporation of the Catalan Government which activities are devoted to scientific research and technology transfer to the agro-food sector, and operates under private sector law. Thus, IRTA has a mission to contribute to the modernization, competitiveness and sustainable development of the agrarian, food, aquaculture and fishing sectors, as well as the provision of healthy quality food to consumers and, in general, to improve the welfare of the population.

IRTA’s cooperative system is constituted by 10 Centres and Experimental Stations and 9 associated ones which are distributed in 27 locations across Catalonia. IRTA has 597 staff personnel of which 225 are researchers (68% PhDs) and 372 are support personnel. During the last 3 years, IRTA has carried out investments worth a total of 19 million €.

Contact details
Dr. Joan Cerdà
Passeig maritim 37-49
08003 Barcelona
Tel.: +34 93 230 95 31
Email: joan.cerda(at)
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