In 2011, CIMNE in partnership with the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) created the new FLUMEN Institute for River Dynamics and Hydrologic Engineering.
FLUMEN Institute is the outcome of the merging of the prestigious Flumen RTD group existing since 2005 at the School of Civil Engineering of UPC and CIMNE. This partnership brings together the numerical and experimental expertise of the Flumen RTD group in hydraulics with the broad experience of CIMNE on numerical methods, computer simulation and integration of decision-support systems.
The FLUMEN Institute is located at the Noth Campus of UPC. Its objectives are the promotion of RTD and technology transfer activities in the field of river dynamics and hydrologic engineering.
The FLUMEN Institute is equipped with modern experimental facilities for model scale testing of river dynamic and hydraulic problems, as well as with advanced computer simulation codes.
The Flumen Institute is directed by Prof. Josep Dolz from UPC.
In October 1989 was created Unesco Chair for Numerical Methods in Engineering by agreement between the UPC and UNESCO. This chair was the first of a series of UNESCO Chairs promoted by the UNESCO with different universities around the world.
The main goals of the UNESCO Chair of Numerical Methods in Engineering are to promote education, research and technology transfer in the field of numerical methods and their applications in all branches of engineering.
In resource-limited countries computational methods are especially useful because they enhance the ability of people to predict outcomes and optimize solutions before committing resources to specific investments.http://www.cimne.com/unesco
The Catalan Institute of Applied Research, Technology Innovation and Creativity (ARTIC) is an association of independent institutions that generates, captures, and transfers scientific and technological knowledge. The goal of ARTIC is to improve the competitiveness of companies, institutions and administrations and enhance the quality of life of citizens through research and innovation.
ARTIC links the expertise of CIMNE, Barcelona Media and the Fundació CTM Centre for Technology (two technology centers of the TECNIO network). Each of these organizations offers a distinct skill to the alliance, enabling ARTIC to make new contributions to the fields of Content Creation, Social Media Analysis, Security, Culture and Tourism, Energy, Environmental Technology, Numerical Simulation, Civil Engineering, Aeronautics, and Socioeconomics, among others.
ARTIC was created in 2013.
For more information visit: http://www.articalliance.com/