The Eurecat technology centre is taking part in the Ebre Bioterritori Territorial Specialisation and Competitiveness Project (PECT), coordinated by el Baix Ebre County Council and 50% financed by the European Regional Development Fund, with the goal of promoting innovative and sustainable business models in les Terres de l’Ebre.

Specifically, Eurecat is heading the Living Lab Delta de l’Ebre which is to operate at Eurecat’s Amposta site. Here a facility will be set up to research and put forward innovation solutions tapping co-creation, co-design and co-management methodology with socioeconomic stakeholders in key strategic strands: climate change adaptation and mitigation; green infrastructure; water and sediment management in the final stretch of the Ebro, and ecotourism and responsible tourism. Measures will include setting up an environmental laboratory for aquatic ecosystems and reorganising the storage facility to fit and commission equipment for green infrastructure testing and design.

The Living Lab Delta de l’Ebre, which will be the primary physical venue in the region for hosting entrepreneurial discovery activities, will be part of the Living Labs network run by the Climate Resilience Centre (CRC) across Catalonia. The CRC is led by Eurecat and a centre of excellence which is a benchmark in Catalonia and an international pacesetter. It has been set up to drive research and innovation in adapting to the climate emergency while also seeking out transformational solutions to shift towards sustainable development and digitalisation.