Coordinator: Fernando Branco
This thematic strand embraces the promotion of research results, developed by other thematic strands, whose main purpose is to improve civil engineering industries’ competitiveness, develop innovative products and procedures, and by improving the efficiency of existing ones.
The research developed at CERIS, or on its initial research centers ICIST, CEHIDRO and CESUR, had always the goal to achieve new products to be applied by the construction industry in real situations, with innovative solutions. This was achieved, along the past years, with many funded research projects involving CERIS and the construction/consulting companies, with a strong emphasis on “idea to business,” implying a robust involvement of industrial partners and using the interdisciplinary nature of CERIS.
From this partnership new Products or Prototypes, New Materials, Software Solutions and Special Testing Techniques were developed and implemented in private and public works, which are promoted by this thematic strand.