Objectives

Strategic objectives

The objectives of the institute are the generation, transfer and dissemination of new knowledge in the field of engineering in its broad sense. Through its lines of research the institute has an integrating activity between fields such as industrial production and process control, medicine and surgery, energy and the environment, simulation and modeling, maintenance of facilities and infrastructures, .. Collaboration with other institutions of the University of Valladolid in the development of master’s and doctoral programs, as well as other courses of specialization and ongoing training are also objectives of the institute. Also, scientific publications, patents, competitive research projects and contracts with companies and institutions, without forgetting the preparation of final master’s and doctoral theses, as well as the specialized training of researchers and technologists.

Operatives objectives

The operational objectives are established in terms of the indicators used by ACSUCYL for the five-year permanence of the IUI: a) member number academic, b) qualification of the same in terms of sexenios, c) scientific-technical productivity in terms of publications, d) productivity of transfer work in terms of patents, recruitment of competitive projects and contracts with companies and e) visibility as trainers of technologists and doctors measurable in terms of training courses and direction of master’s and doctoral thesis, all in the field of activity of ITAP. Five-year period after five years the institute must improve in the averaged set of the five indicators, either in quality, quantity or both. Mission: Enabling the effective transfer of knowledge and technology in the field of engineering, a bridge between applied research that It is developed at the University of Valladolid and the necessary innovation for institutions and companies.

Vision: ITAP is an effective bridge that connects technological knowledge in the field of industrial engineering and medical engineering with the needs of companies and institutions, in collaboration with technology centers.

Thematic around which the Institute is articulated: Research, development, innovation and transfer in the field of engineering in general, with special activity in industrial engineering and medical engineering.

Research areas: The members of ITAP work in different fields of engineering, which have been organized since their recognition as IUI around the following three major areas of research:

  1. Robotics and Computer Vision.
  2. Modeling, Simulation and Control of Systems.
  3. Environmental Technologies

Training: ITAP channels its training activities for university technologists and researchers through the completion of numerous end-of-degree, master’s and doctoral theses on the specific topics of the institute and directed by its members.

Activities to achieve the objectives:

– Keeping up to date on the state of science / technique
– Generate ideas and capture competitive projects
– Meetings with groups and networks
– Execution of the projects captured
– Carry out the justifications required by the funding agencies
– Prepare and defend papers in relevant congresses, subject to availability and funding
– Preparation of papers
– Management of final projects (TFG and TFM) and recruitment of talent
– PhD student management
– Direction of doctoral theses
– Meetings to attract contracts with companies
– Execution of the contracted Works
– Administrative management of the contracted works
– Evaluate the convenience of requesting patents
– Attend to the academic aspects of the institute (as a collegiate body)
– Preparation and delivery of training courses
– Promote bidirectional research stays
– Management of stays and researchers in training (hired)
– Evaluation Courts (TFM, thesis, …)