In compliance with Law 19/2014, about “transparency, access to public information and good governance”, and Law 21/2014, about “Foundations and verification of activities by public service associations”, in this section you will find detailed information about IREC.
The Catalonia Institute for Energy Research (IREC) was founded in July 2008 as an initiative of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
IREC is a public research institute with a public-private Board of Trustees with the participation of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the Spanish Government, Universities as well as representatives of the industry sector in the field of energy.
Its research, development and innovation (RDI) activities began in January 2009. Since its inception, the institute strategy and activities have been designed to contribute to the construction of a more sustainable future with excellent research and innovation in the field of energy. Led by internationally recognized researchers and experts in the field, IREC works closely with the Administration and the industrial sector to boost a local and global energy transition that ensures a more sustainable, equitable and inclusive society.
IREC is a CERCA member, an initiative of the Generalitat de Catalunya to support and grow outstanding and competitive research and innovation in Catalunya. The institute is also a TECNIO accredited centre, recognised as a technology developer, which also facilitates the transfer of research to industry.