In IDP we believe R&D&I has the mission of transforming our services and processes to provide differential value to our clients and society. For that reason, we look for the best ideas and take part in large innovative projects together with partners that are leaders in technology all over the world.

  • In IDP we consider the investment in R&D&I as a strategic pillar and for that reason we invest 4.2% of our annual turnover in R&D&I.
  • The culture of innovation has become the real driving force for change and distinction at IDP.



Construction of the digital twin of an industry, infrastructure or building with the aim of optimizing their maintenance, operation and security processes by means of their simulation in the digital model for its later deployment in the physical asset.


We help our clients to make decisions about their project in an immersive way through virtual and augmented reality, and it also helps us to explain the asset in a different way even for training.


Construction of a layer of artificial intelligence on the Digital Twin realized, that, from learning of the situations, automates the actions to realize.


Implementation of a new economy based on the principle of “closing the life circle” of products and services, with the aim of keeping their value throughout their whole life cycle, and so to minimise the generation of waste.


In recent years we have been awarded more than 35 R&D&I projects financed by calls for proposals from both the European Union (Horizon Europe, Horizon 2020 and the 7th Framework Program for Research and Development) and the Spanish Government (Retos, Feder and Missions) in consortium with more than 150 companies and research centers of 23 nationalities, for a value of 15 million euros in our company's share.


PROJECT “Digicheks”

DigiCheks project, "Digital environment for the management of permits and compliance in building and construction" financed by the EU and framed in the call: "HORIZON-CL4-2021-TWIN-TRANSITION-01" aims to create and demonstrate a new unified environment based on digital technologies that allow interoperability and communication between platforms, to facilitate the management of construction permits, adhering to the principle of sustainability, quality and efficiency of implementation.
DigiChecks proposes to build a digital framework that implements the following steps to overcome the obstacles shown and pave the way for a more agile approach to managing and processing permits:

Step 1: Standardized permissions ontology.
Step 2: Digitization of Permit Processes.
Step 3: Building Permit Rules.
Step 4: Integration of the previous steps in a Permissions Service (API).

During the project, the DigiCheck solutions are based on 3 different pilots in collaboration with the stakeholders of the Consortium where it is expected to lead to applications capable of revolutionizing the digitization of permits and compliance in construction and streamlining of regulatory changes that will facilitate their implementation in large-scale construction works in the European Union.
IDP will lead the implementation and development of the Digital Twin platform, which includes the BIM and GIS models, integrating all the components developed in previous phases. Additionally, you will work on user interface development and connection to data sources, as well as VR visualization, associating to specific 3D data and assets for compliance checks.
The project has a total budget of 6.53 million euros over a period of 36 months. The condominium is made up of:  
  • FCC Construcción SA, Fundiación Tekniker, IDP Ingenieria y Arquitectura Iberia SL, Ibermatica SA, PFK Attest Inncome SL (Spain)
  • Building Digital Twin, Neanex Technologies, Universiteit Gent (Belgium)
  • Digital Construction BV, Semmitech BV (Netherlands)
  • Bureau Veritas Construction (France)
  • Create CMBH (Austria)


The SCENARIOS project, Strategies for health protection, pollution Control and Elimination of Next generAtion Refractive Organic chemicals from the Soil, vadose zone and water, funded by the EU and framed in the call: "H2020-LC-GD-2020-3" aims to contribute to the "Green Deal" objective, which is the "zero pollution ambition for a toxics-free environment" and aims to devise and demonstrate a complete set of technological solutions and state-of-the-art strategies for the detection, quantification, control and elimination of PFAS from the soil.
The project will also design a set of solutions to control and remediate contamination of drinking water, agricultural soil and groundwater contaminated with PFASs. All these solutions will be in line with the principle of green chemistry, near-zero energy, sustainability and circular economy.
Similarly, SCENARIOS wants to significantly improve human health and ecosystem protection by creating a knowledge base beyond the effects and exposure to PFASs in unprecedented detail, using molecular systems biology, toxicogenomics and phenotypic screening, supported by bioinformatics and chemoinformatics.
During the project, SCENARIOS solutions will be implemented in 4 cases in EU industrial sites in operation and in a public health institution. The activities carried out should present industrial and social results in which the measurement of pollutants and health monitoring provide an excellent environment for the implementation of the Green Deal.
IDP will lead the implementation of the third demonstration on drinking water treatment and will act as manager of the other pilot demonstrations. It will also participate in work package 9 by performing the cost analysis and economic impact assessment.
The project has a total budget of 11.9 million euros over 48 months. The consortium is made up of:

  • Comet, Universidad de Castilla la Mancha, Lomartov, SL y IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, SLU, (Spain)
  • Institute of Chemical Engineering Science y National Technical University of Athens (Gr eece)
  • Università del Piemonte Orientale “Amedeo Avogadro”, Università del Salento, Azienda Ospedaliera Nazionale SS. Antonio e Biagio e C. Arrigo – Alessandria, Polo d'innovazione di Genomica, Genetica e Biologia SCaRL (Italy)
  • BEN-GURION UNIVERSITY OFTHENEGEV y Sensoil Innovations Ltd (Israel)
  • Luxemburg Institute of Science and Technology (Luxemburg)
  • Bundes Institut Fuer Risikobe Wertung (Germany)
  • Nova Mechanics Limited (Cyprus)
  • Tampere University (Finland)
  • University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Envytech solutions AB (Sweden)
  • Geo (Denmark)


The Hypergryd project, funded by the EU and framed in the call: "H2020-LC-GD-2020" of the Framework Program for Research and Innovation RIA, has as main objective to develop a set of cost-effective, replicable and scalable technical solutions to enable the integration of technologies based on renewable energy sources (RES) within thermal grids, as well as their link with electricity grids.
It includes the development of innovative key components, in parallel with innovative and integrated ICT services, consisting of a scalable set of tools for the proper management of the increasing complexity of systems from building to Local Energy Community (LEC) levels to accelerate the sustainable transformation, planning and modernization of district heating and cooling (DHC) networks towards the fourth and fifth generation. HYPERGRYD also aims to develop real-time management of electrical and thermal energy flows in the complex of coupled energy networks, including the synergies between them.
During the project, HYPERGRYD solutions will be implemented in 4 live-in-labs (LiLs) in 3 representative climates and use cases provided by the consortium, with special consideration of their cost-effectiveness and potential replicability.
IDP Leads work package 4, taking care of the development of the BIM-GIS model-based HYPERGRYD PaaS and the integration of other tools/services, as well as heterogeneous data/information through an ICT environment and open APIs, as well as visualization tools.
The project has a total budget of 5.9 million euros over a period of 42 months. The consortium is made up of:

  • Armengol & Ros Consulting Engineers Associados, Comet Gesinco, SL e IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, SLU, (Spain)
  • Kunglia Tekniska Hoegskolan y Ranotor AB (Sweden)
  • Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, RINA Consulting, SA, R2M Solution SPA, Parco scientifico tecnologico per lambiente environment park torino SPA y Accademia europea di Bolzano (Italy)
  • Sorption Technologies GmbH, Encoord GmbH y Grid Singularity GmbH (Germany)
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Gussing Energy Tecnologies GmbH, Ochsner Warmepumpen GmbH y Sonnenplatz Grosschonau Gmbh (Austria)
  • Instytut Maszyn Przeplywowych Im roberta Szewalskiego Polskiej Akademii Nauk (Poland)
  • European Innovation Marketplace ASBL (Belgium)


The CircThread project, funded by the EU and framed in the call "H2020-LOW-CARBON-CIRCULAR-INDUSTRIES-2020", of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Program, has the main objective of unblocking access to product data and enhance them as information for decision-making by all the actors involved in the life cycle of products, accelerating circularity and reducing carbon emissions.
CircThread will provide a methodology and framework to facilitate the exchange of information flows, governed by safe and reliable management standards, throughout the chain of the extended life cycle of products, components, their materials and chemicals, and information related to circularity, the environment, society and the economy.
The project will create a data system on a cloud-based platform and will be implemented in 3 demonstration clusters in Italy, Slovenia and Spain, spread across the entire life cycle chain of household appliances (including washing machines and dishwashers) and energy systems (including boilers, photovoltaic systems and batteries) to test 7 use cases of circularity and associated business models.
The project has a total budget of 9.8 million euros over a period of four years. The consortium is made up of:

  • Fundación Cartif, IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia SLU, Cegasa Energía SLU, Atos Spain Sa, Onyx Solar Energy SL, Comet Gesinco SL, Reydesa SL, Ocu Ediciones Sa, Mondragon Corporación Cooperativa Scoop, Mondragon Assembly Sociedad Cooperativa (Spain)
  • Ekodenge Muhendislik Mimarlik Danismanlik Ticaret Anonim Sirketi, Sabanci Dijital Teknoloji Hizmetleri As (Turkey)
  • Sistrade - Software Consulting SA, Inesc Tec - Instituto de Engenhariade Sistemas e Computadores, Tecnologia e Ciencia (Portugal)
  • Ecowise Ekodenge Limited, Sofies Uk Consulting Limited (UK)
  • Skylabs Vesoljske Tehnologije Doo, Surovina Druzba Za Predelavo Odpadkov Doo, Gorenje Gospodinjski Aparati Doo (Slovenia)
  • BSH Elettrodomestici S.P.A, Ente Nazionale Italiano Di Unificazione-Uni, Altroconsumo Edizioni SRL (Italy)
  • European Environmental Citizens Organisation For Standardisation, Waste of Electrical and Electronical Equipment Forum Aisbl (Belgium)
  • Octopussy Agence pour la Creation et la Diffusion D'activites Culturelles Artistiques Technologiques Scientifiques (France)
  • Irish Manufacturing Research Company Limited by Guarantee (Ireland)
  • Deutsches Forschungszentrum Fur Kunstliche Intelligenz Gmbh (Germany)
  • Software Imagination & Vision SRL (Romania)
  • Aarhus Universitet (Denmark)
  • Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (Swiss)


“HYBRIS” Project

The HYBRIS project, financed by the EU and part of the "Hybridisation of battery systems for stationary energy storage H2020-LC-BAT-9" call, of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Framework Programme, aims to optimise systems as highly efficient, economic and sustainable hybrid solutions in micro-network applications. It presents a fully systematic, collaborative and integrated approach to the development and deployment of an innovative battery-based hybrid storage system, combining diverse and complementary state-of-the-art TRL 5-6 technology assets from leading industry, universities and OTRs, as well as ICT tools for viable and cost-effective optimization and further market introduction. All this by demonstrating and validating its concepts in 3 use case applications in 3 pilot sites in 3 countries (Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands). The project has a total budget of 3.99 million Euros over 3 years. The consortium is composed of:

  • IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia S.L.U.(COORDINATOR), LOMARTOV, Fundació Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya, COMET Technology, Hybrid Energy Storage Solutions Ltd. (Spain)
  • CNR ITAE, Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Europe SpA (TTDE), Solidarity and Energy ESCO ( Italy)
  • Tajfun HIL d.o.o. (Republic of Serbia)
  • I.Leco NV, Quares Consulting & Product Development. (Belgium)
  • Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique et aux énergies alternatives, Power UP, Kemiwatt (France)
  • For Your Energy Freedom(Netherlands)



The ACRÓPOLIS Project: Classification of rafts against potential risk combining GIS and Machine Learning, framed in the call "Challenges-Collaboration 2019" of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation of the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities of the Government of Spain, aims to build a system to help classify rafts according to potential risk. The system will optimize various processes using Machine Learning (ML) techniques, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and infrastructure asset management through BIM methodology (Building Information Modeling). The project has a budget of 560,000 euros over a period of two years and five months. The consortium is formed by:

  • IDP Engineering and Architecture Iberia, S.L.U (project leader)
  • Centro de Investigación CIMME.



The WISE-INSPECT: Water InfraStructurE automatic INSPECTion project, within the framework of the Technology Transfer Experiments (TTE) call of the RIMA (Robotics for Inspection and Maintenance) project, aims to develop a system that can reduce human intervention in the inspection process of groundwater and inland water infrastructure (supply, storage and sewerage systems) through the use of autonomous flying robots (Drones).
The autonomous drones are able to increase the performance of the inspection process of the water supply and storage system, which is characterized by long and narrow distribution channels (60 - 300 cm) and reinforced concrete tanks of difficult access, and generate digital models that can be evaluated from the structural point of view, integrating appropriate detection capabilities and damage detection algorithms. The project has a total budget of 300 thousand euros within a year and two months. The consortium consists of:

  • Hovering Solutions
  • IDP Ingenieria y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U.

“BIM2TWIN” Project

The BIM2TWIN Project: Optimal Construction Management & Production Control, funded by the EU and part of the call "Industrial Sustainability H2020-NMBP-ST-IND-2018-2020" of the H2020 program, aims to build a Digital Building Twin (DBT) platform for construction management that implements LEAN principles to optimize the process, shortening deadlines, reducing costs, improving quality and safety, and reducing the carbon footprint. BIM2TWIN proposes a comprehensive and holistic approach consisting of a platform (DBT) that provides a complete knowledge of the situation and an extensible set of applications for construction management, supporting a closed-loop Plan-Do-Check-Act construction. The project has a total budget of 6 million euros over a period of three years and five months. The consortium is formed by:

  • Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment, Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique, Orange and Spada Construction (France)
  • Technision - Israetl Institute of Technology and Intsite Ltd (Israel)
  • The Chancellot Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom)
  • Siemens, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum and Aarhus Universitaet (Germany)
  • Universita Politecnica delle Marche and Unismart Padova Enterprise SRL (Italy)
  • Fira Group Oy (Finland)
  • Tecnalia, Acciona Construcción and IDP Ingenieria y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain)


“STEFAN” Project

The STEFAN project: Tribological Solutions in the Railway Sector, which has been considered a CIEN Strategic Project by the Board of Directors of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology CDTi of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, aims to promote the development of new technological solutions in the field of materials, tribology and ICTs to address the problems that directly affect the behaviour and durability of rolling stock of operators and railroad tracks. IDP is leading the project and will be in charge of the development of the BIM-GIS modeling with the aim of centralizing all the information of the project in a digital information model to which each of the different agents involved will have access. The project has a total budget of 5.17 million euros over four years. The consortium is formed by:

  • IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (COORDINATOR), Arcelor Mittal, Brugarolas, NBI Earings, Rivi Group (Spain)
  • Collaborating companies: Metro Sevilla and Metro Barceloan. Collaborating centers: IK4-Tkniker and CIIM (UPV)


“SAMIS” project

The SAIMIS project for the design, development and implementation of an automated system based on a drone and technological tools for subway infrastructure inspection. The general objective is the design and development of a technological solution for the control and inspection in maintenance phase of subway infrastructures (such as tunnels, galleries, wells, urban sewage system and subway channeling networks, among others); based on the use of an unmanned aerial platform (UAV) and a technological tool geoBIM1 that allows in a later stage the automatic storage and analysis of the captured information. The project has a total budget of 600 thousand euros within 20 months. The consortium consists of:

  • Geocisa
  • IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U.


“PISCIA” project

The PISCIA project is an interoperability platform for water cycle services. The main objective of the project is the development of an experimental prototype of a BIM environment for the water sector capable of integrating, orchestrating and offering new water management services to operational and strategic managers. This prototype will allow the interconnection, management and intelligent orchestration of existing tools, systems, applications, and devices not only in the water infrastructure but also in other services offered to citizens (energy, health, banking, etc.). The implementation and use of open standards at the process level will maximize interoperability (syntax and semantics), homogenize the exchange of information and allow the derivation of new events based on the information exchanged, taking a step forward towards cross-domain interoperability. The project has a budget of 990 thousand euros over 27 months. The consortium is formed by:

  • Eurecat Foundation
  • Cetaqua
  • IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U.


“Sphere” Project

The SPHERE project is an Innovation Action for the Industrial Sustainability call of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020) which proposes the improvement and optimisation of the design, construction and energy performance of buildings, and management, reducing construction costs and their environmental impact while increasing overall energy performance. This concept of Digital Twin is in fact a distributed but coordinated database, which includes information from geometric objects that form a unique synchronized virtual model of reality. As has been demonstrated in other fields, the twinning of this virtual information model with reality significantly assists in decision making during each phase of the building's construction. life (manufacturing, design, construction, maintenance, operation, rehabilitation and even demolition). The SPHERE cloud ICT platform will allow interaction with different stakeholders during any phase of the asset with a Digital Twin model of the building information and a scalable set of different software tools, such as energy demand/performance simulation tools, decision support and coaching systems, BEMs or IoT enabled predictive maintenance algorithms. The project has a total budget of 12.83 million euros over four years. The consortium is formed by:

  • VTT Research, Caverion Suomi (Finland)
  • R2M Solution, De 5 Services(Italy)
  • Comsa, Eurecat Foundation, Comet Gesinco, Empresarios Agrupados Internacional, IDP Ingenieria y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain)
  • Octopussy Agenge (France)
  • Nederlandse Orgamisatie Voor Toegepast, Neanex International (Netherlands)
  • BASF Construction Chemicals Spain, Ascora (Germany)
  • Ekodenge Sustainability Engineering (United Kingdom)
  • CREE (Austria)
  • National University of Ireland Galway, VRM Technology, Enerit (Ireland)


“Hycool” Project

The HyCool project is an innovation action for the call for competitive energy with low carbon emissions within the framework of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) program, whose objective is to increase the current use of solar heat in industrial processes. To this end, the project proposes the coupling of a new solar thermal Fresnel CSP collector (FCSP) with specially constructed hybrid heat pumps (HHP) (a "two-in-one" combination of adsorption heat pumps and compressor-based heat pumps). The two main features of the HyCool system are Flexibility and Efficiency and will allow different strategies for a technically and economically viable system. During the Capital Expenditure phase, the simplicity will be oriented towards the search for ease in optimizing the design configuration, modular construction and ITS for commissioning. During the Operational Expenses phase, the optimal balance between the Flexibility and Operational Efficiency of the HyCool System will be oriented to maximize the profitability of HyCool in each individual case. The project has a final budget of 7.74 million euros over three years. The consortium is formed by:

  • Veolia Serveis Catalunya S.A.O., Associació Espanyola de Normalització, Bo de Debò, S.L. and Comet Gesinco S.L., IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain).
  • Eidgenossische Materialprufungs und Forschungsanstalt (Sweden).
  • Givaudan Suisse S.A. (Switzerland).
  • Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, R2M Solution SRL and Ciaotech Srl (Italy).
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH and Ecotherm Àustria GmbH (Austria).
  • Fahrenheit AG, Dr. Jakob Energy Research GmbH & Co. K.G. (Germany).
  • Ekodenge Muhendislik Mimarlik Danismanlik Ticaret Anonim Sirketi (Turkey).


“Houseful” Project

The HOUSEFUL project is an Innovation Action for the call Industry 2020 in the Circular Economy of the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020) that proposes an innovative paradigm shift towards a circular economy for the housing sector by demonstrating the feasibility of an integrated systemic service composed of 11 circular solutions. HOUSEFUL will introduce solutions to make resources more efficient throughout the life cycle of a building, taking into account an integrated circular approach in which energy, material, waste and water aspects are taken into account. This approach encourages new forms of implementation, increasing collaboration between stakeholders in the housing value chain to develop new circular solutions and services. The HOUSEFUL concept will be demonstrated on a large scale in 4 demonstration sites in Austria and Spain, adapting the concept to different scenarios, including social housing buildings. The HOUSEFUL project has an overall budget of 8.54 million euros over 4 and a half years, during which its solutions will be evaluated from an environmental, economic and social point of view. The results obtained will be used to define an integrated HOUSEFUL service that will be driven and promoted through a SaaS (Software as a Service). The SaaS will integrate a Circularity Tool to quantify the level of circularity of the buildings and will include different circular solutions that will be offered as services, encouraging the housing value chain to redesign the traditional business models towards circulars. The consortium is formed by:

  • Institut de Tecnologia de la Construcció de Catalunya, Agència de l'Habitatge de Catalunya, Condicionament Terrassenc Associació, Fundació CARTIF, Sistemes Avançats d'energia solar tèrmica SCCL - Aiguasol, Comitè Europeen de Coordinació de l'Habitat Social AISBL, Water, Environment and Business for Development S.L. and IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain).
  • Alchemia-Nova - GmbH, Architekturbüro Reinberg ZT GmbH and Neues Leben Gemeinnützige Bau-, Wohn- und Siedlungsgenossenschaft Reg. Gen.m.b.H. (Austria).
  • Visum Limited (Ireland).
  • LGI consulting Sarl (France).
  • Turntoo B.V. (Netherlands).
  • Fondazione icons (Italy).
  • HOMEBIOGAS LTD (Israel).


“GeoFit” Project

GEOFIT is an industrial collaboration project for the Competitive Low-Carbon Energy Call within the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme (H2020) aimed at the implementation of cost-effective enhanced geothermal systems (EGS-Enhanced Geothermal Systems) in the rehabilitation of energy-efficient buildings. This involves the technical development of innovative EGS and its components, such as non-standard heat exchanger configurations, a novel hybrid heat pump and electrically driven compression heat pump systems and a set of heating and cooling components to be integrated with the new GSHP concepts, all of which are specially designed for application in energy-efficient retrofit projects. To make the new EGS viable in energy efficient building rehabilitation, a set of tools and technologies are developed, including: low invasive risk assessment technologies, site inspection and construction supervision techniques at the work place (SHM), control systems for cost-effective and optimized EGS in the operation phase and new specific tools enabled for BIM for the management of geothermal based rehabilitation works (GEOBIM platform). The project has a global budget of 9.84 million euros over 4 years, during which it will integrate these technical developments within a new management framework based on Integrated Design and Distribution Solutions (IDDS). The process promoted by IDDS will be materialized in the Retrofit Management Platform Geo-BIM (Geo-BIM tool). The consortium is formed by:

  • COMSA Corporación de Infraestructuras S.L., Sant Cugat City Council, Catalana de Perforacions S.A., Fundació Eurecat, Comet Gesinco S.L. Spanish Association of Standardization and IDP Engineering and Architecture Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain).
  • R2M Solution SRL, Università degli Studi di Perugia, IDS Georadar SRL and ITA Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies SIART - Sistemi Informativi Analisi Rischio Territoriale S.R.L. (Italy).
  • Ochsner Wärmepumpen GmbH, Fahrenheit AG and Carel Deutschland GmbH (Germany).
  • Nobatek (France).
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH (Austria).
  • Uponor OYJ (Finland).
  • National University of Ireland Galway and Comharchumann Fuinnimh Oileain Arann Teoranta (Ireland).
  • ENERVALIS (Belgium).
  • Lülea Tekniska Universitet and Kungliga Tekniska Hoegskolan (Sweden).
  • Groenholland Geo Energiesystemen BV (Amsterdam).


“PWDron” project

Collaborative project of industrial research, experimental development and innovation promoted by the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), which aims to develop a centralized system of automated monitoring of infrastructure implementation in linear civil works (highways, roads, junctions, railways and stations, actions of earthworks in large volumes, stability of slopes and piping networks) based on advanced technological performance drones, specifically developed within the project, as well as a new technological platform for data exchange, processing and distribution. The project will focus on the development of an autonomous industrial grade data acquisition vehicle, the development of a tool to generate 3D models and the associated point cloud, as well as its integration into the system through the creation of a three-dimensional BIM model integrated with GIS technology to obtain a GeoBIM model (geopositioned BIM), and in the assembly of data collection automation, its processing as a digital model and obtaining results applicable to the requirements of civil works. The project has a total budget of 900 thousand euros in a period of 18 months. The consortium is formed by:

  • FCC Construcción, S.A.
  • UAV Autosystems Hovering Solutions, S.L.
  • IDP Engineering and Architecture Iberia, S.L.U.


“ACTIV4.0” project

Collaborative project of industrial research, experimental development and innovation promoted by the RIS3CAT Communities (ACCIÓ), which aims at the transformation towards the digital management of the assets and processes in facilities and service provider networks through the development of the new concept of "Utilities 4.0", with the ultimate goal of offering a better service to the customer/citizen. The project has a total budget of 2.23 million euros over three years and will address the research and development of technologies that enable interoperability between machines, sensors and people through the Internet of Things (IoT) or People (IoP) and the ability to transform data into useful and reliable information, the aggregation and visualization of current or predictable information to make informed decisions and solve urgent problems at short notice or prevent their occurrence, the autonomous capacity for decision making of cybernetic physical systems or delegation to a higher level through multi-criteria optimization in case of conflict, the application of BIM technology as an integrating tool of relevant information for the design, operation and maintenance of facilities from advanced 3D representation models. The consortium is formed by:

  • Ferrovial Servicios S.A.
  • Gas Natural Fenosa Generación, S.L.U.
  • Gas Natural Catalunya SDG, S.A.
  • Aqualogy Business Software
  • Aquatec
  • Aigües de Barcelona
  • Eurecat Foundation
  • Computer Vision Center
  • Specific Research Center for Supervision, Safety and Automatic Control
  • Water Technology Centre
  • Worldsensing S.L.
  • IDP Engineering and Architecture Iberia, S.L.U.


“HARSHWORK” project

European project HARSHWORK promoted by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), which aims to increase the efficiency of handling parts that work in difficult environments through a software model that predicts and quantifies wear. The project has a total budget of 1.83 million euros over three years and will optimize operating costs by reducing maintenance periods, lowering costs and increasing the performance of the machinery. The results of the project are of great interest to mining companies and mining equipment manufacturers, as well as to a wider range of steel, engineering and recycling companies. The consortium consists of:

  • Consell general de Cambres de Comerc Industria i Navegacio de Catalunya, Fundació CTM Centre Technologic, MASIAS RECYCLING and IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain).
  • Boliden Mineral AB, LTU Business AB, Luleå University of Technology (LTU) and SSAB AB (Sweden).
  • Outotec (Finland).


“BIM4SAFETY” project

Project Challenges Collaboration financed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, within the framework of the State Program for Research, Development and Innovation Oriented to the Challenges of Society and the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and Innovation 2013-2016, for the use of BIM methodology for the development of a new monitoring system to improve safety in the construction phase of buildings and civil infrastructure - BIM4Safety. The consortium is formed by:

  • Vías y Construcciones, SA
  • Eurecat Foundation
  • Impemer
  • IDP Engineering and Architecture Iberia, S.L.U.


“INTERMODEL” project

European project INTERMODEL framed in the call Mobility for Growth of the Horizon 2020 program (MG-8.4ª-2015) that aims to develop a methodology and ICT tools to allow an advanced simulation of models of intermodal logistics platforms for railroads to support tasks related to the design and operational phases. The project has a total budget of 2.9 million euros over 3 years. The consortium is formed by:

  • Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), Consorci Centre d'Innovacio del Transport 8CENIT), Vias y Construcciones S.A. and BASF Construction Chemicals España S.L, IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain)
  • Bedeschi S.p.A., Contship Italia S.p.A. and Autorità Portuale della Spezia (Italy)
  • Zarzad Nadbaltyckich Inicjatyw Klastrowych Sp. z o.o. ZNIK (Poland)
  • Vianova Systems Finland Ltd. and VTT-Teknologian tutkimuskeskus Oy (Finland)
  • Kiruna Wagons AB (Sweden)
  • DHL Freight Germany Holding GmbH (Denmark)
  • Macomi B.V. (Netherlands)


“Metgrow+” project

European Metgrow+ project within the framework of the Horizon 2020 research and development program that aims to develop new innovative metallurgical technologies that allow flexible, profitable and sustainable designs in the valorization of low-grade metals in both primary and secondary resources. The project has a total budget of 7.9 million euros over 4 years. The consortium is formed by:

  • Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus Vtt Oy and Outotec (Finland)
  • Instytut Metali Niezelaznych and Profima Spolka Z Ograniczoną Odpowiedzialnością (Poland)
  • SP Sveriges Tekniska Forskningsinstitut Ab (Sweden)
  • Technical University Of Crete (Greece)
  • Hellenic Copper Mines Ltd (Cyprus)
  • D'appolonia Spa (Italy)
  • Kerneos SA (France)
  • Arche, Jm Recycling Nv, Universiteit Of Gent, Umicore, Vlaamse Instelling Voor Technologisch Onderzoek Nv and Katholieke Univertiteit Leuven (Belgium)
  • Sustainability Oriented Optimization SL, Fundacion Tecnalia Research & Innovation, Urbaser SA and IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain)


“Hermes” project

European Hermes research and development project, financed by the EU and framed within the Mobility for Growth "Smart Rail" call (MG2.2) of the new Horizon 2020 program, which aims to optimize the design for the manufacture of a new freight train wagon that will also use new materials and coatings in order to increase the load factor and will also be equipped with monitoring systems. The project has a budget of 6.7 million euros over a period of 36 months. The consortium is formed by:

  • Two European universities: Lulea Tekniska (Sweden) and Armines (France)
  • Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat (FGC), Fundación Centro Tecnológico de Manresa (CTM), ICL group and IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain)
  • Kiruna Wagon and SSAB Tunnplaet (Sweden)
  • Hempel (Denmark)


“IPAN – Introduce Your Popular Low Density Structural Panel” project

Research project "IPAN - Innovate Popular Low Density Structural Panel", within the framework of the 7th Framework Programme of Research and Development (ENV-2012.6.3 Innovative resource efficient technologies, processes and services) of the European Union, which aims to design the large-scale production process of structural panels in the wood industry, taking advantage of both wood waste and tree tops (in particular fast growing trees), optimizing the surface finish with innovative resins, minimizing emissions and resource consumption. The project has a total budget of 4.10 million euros over three years. The consortium is formed by:

  • Chimar Hellas (Greece).
  • Ciaotech, IBL, IMAL and Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy).
  • Stela Laxhuber (Germany).
  • European Centre for Soft Computing and IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain).


“DOF – District of the Future” Project

Research project "DOF - District of the Future", within the framework of the 7th Framework Programme of Research and Development (ICT-2013.6.4 Optimising Energy Systems in Smart Cities) of the European Union, which aims to develop an information and communication technology-based solution to facilitate the monitoring, management and optimisation of energy production and consumption in three districts of three European cities (Corby, Orleans and Sabadell). The project has a total budget of 6.24 million euros over three years. The consortium is formed by:

  • Dalkia, Ville d'Orléans and EdenWay (France).
  • Electric Corby (United Kingdom).
  • VTT and Fortum (Finland).
  • Telefonica, Exeleria and IDP Ingeniería y Arquitectura Iberia, S.L.U. (Spain).

“Smart Urban Management” Project

IDP has been honoured by the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Governments World (WeGo) which groups the world's major cities (Seoul, Barcelona, Paris, Frankfurt, San Francisco, São Paulo, Nairobi, Abu Dhabi, etc..) with the first prize in the category of Urban Management  as a world leader in the field of smart cities (smart cities).
Specifically the project transforms the current management of cities in an efficient model through intensive use of information technology and communication (TIC).
The project is transverse and is structured in 6 main lines of action:

  • Environment (waste management, water cycle, environmental parameters).
  • Mobility (active traffic management, public transport and parking. Boosting electric vehicle).
  • Energy efficiency (smart grid, smart building, efficient lighting).
  • Government and Citizenship (e-government, e-participation, open government and open data).
  • Competitiveness (co-working, telecommuting, e-learning, e-commerce).
  • Quality of life (phone-care, telemedicine, public safety and civil protection).