Award to iMETland

July 4, 2016

Bioe Group PI Abraham Esteve, coordinator of iMETland, received the second prize for Best European Project during the ceremony of the XI Madri+d Awards held Wednesday at the Casa de America in Madrid. The Counsellor of Education, Youth and Sports of the Community of Madrid, Rafael van Grieken, chaired the event among other authorities.


iMETland core objective is to build and validate an application to scale of a device for the treatment of urban wastewater in small communities with a zero energy cost while pathogen free water for irrigation is obtained. The jury valued “very positively” both technological innovation proposed and membership of principal investigator to an emerging group.


With a budget of 3.5 million euros over three years, iMETland brings together universities, research centres and Spanish and international companies, with extensive experience and expertise in the field of water treatment, microbial electrochemical, information technology, carbon materials and the development of business and innovative communication strategies.


PONS Intellectual Property endows the prize with an analysis of patentability of results worth 3,000EUR.

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