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  • Funding Programme and call:
    Territorial Co-operation Programme INTERREG V A Spain-Portugal (MAC 2014-2020) / CROSS-BORDER co-operation: Axis 1 Stimulate research, technological development and innovation/ PI.1.a Improvement of research and innovation (R&I) infrastructures and of the capability to develop excellence in terms of R&I, and the promotion of centres of expertise, particularly those of European interest.
  • Start date:
    01/01/2017
  • End date:
    31/12/2019
  • Duration:
    36 Meses
  • Total budget:
    2.191.990,99 €
  • Budget for PLOCAN:
    245.000,00 €
  • Total funding:
    1.863.192,34 €
  • Funding for PLOCAN:
    208.250,00 €
  • Coordinator:
    ITC (ES)
  • Partners:
    ITC (ES) - ACIISI (ES) - ULPGC (ES) - ULL (ES) - FCCA (ES) - PLOCAN (ES) - ARM (PT) - IAGC (ES) - CIAEH (ES) – MANSURESTE (ES). 3os Países: APAUS (MR) - USTM (MR) - AGIR (MR) – ANAS (CV) - UNICV ANAS (CV). Otros: SOSLAIRES CANARIAS, S.L. (ES) - CANARAGUA (ES) – EMALSA (ES) - APP (CV)
  • Project website:

    http://www.desalinationlab.com/es/

Macaronesian Platform for advancing R&D excellence in water desalination and in knowledge of the link between desalinated water and energy

Despite possessing an array of desalination plants whose size and variety is unique in the world, there is no cohesive group of researchers within the Co-operation Area that responds to the needs of the Sector. It is necessary to support R&D&I in desalination (for domestic supply and agricultural use), to examine the interface between water and energy and to allocate resources in a co-ordinated manner to resolve challenges and for innovative and demonstrative projects related to water desalination technology and the applied use of renewable energy, in accordance with the RIS3 priorities and EU-Blue Growth. DESAL+ proposes to:

  • Create a combined research platform in the Co-operation Space.
  • Modernise, rationalise, strengthen and raise awareness of desalination infrastructure related to R&D&I.
  • Develop innovative solutions and demonstrative projects.
  • Increase training for researchers and joint participation in European projects as well as international collaboration.