LEITAT is a Technological Centre specialized in production technologies, developing R&D activities in the areas of engineering, material science, environment, biotechnologies and renewable energies with deep knowledge and experience in technological transfers to several industrial sectors. LEITAT is recognised by the Spanish Government as a CIT (Centre of Technological Innovation) and is one the 5 Technological Centres that is accredited by the Regional Government of Catalonia. LEITAT is also a member of FEDIT (Federation of Technological Centres in Spain) and the IT Network of the Catalan Regional Government. The centre offers the knowledge of professionals from different areas such as biomedicine, nanotechnology, biotechnology, smart systems, construction materials, energy harvesting, environment and health & safety, among others.
The Human and Environmental Health & Safety (HEHS) Division provides scientific, technological, and legal support to different industrial sectors, with the aim to ensure that their facilities, their processes, and mainly their products, are safe. The group participates in different national and international research projects on the health and safety area. Besides these research activities, the HEHS department offers technological support to industry by conducting a wide range of experimental toxicity studies and by offering consulting activities in the areas of environmental and industrial safety legislation.