The center

The Foundation


TREASURE-Horizon 2020 Grant


CREDA is a partner of the TREASURE project. The aim of the project is to improve knowledge, skills and competences necessary to develop existing and create

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CREDA is a partner of the REFRESH project in Spain. The aim of the project is to reduce food waste across Europe

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Offer linked to a pred-octoral contract, in the area of agri-food chain, sustainability and food waste.

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The Foundation

The Center for Agro-food Economy and Development (CREDA-UPC-IRTA) is a private Foundation created by the UPC (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Catalonia Polytechnic University), and IRTA (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries / Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology) in 2005, with the aim to unify efforts and strengthen R+D capabilities and studies in the field of the agro-food economy in Catalonia, and to make these capabilities available to government and to the different administrations and the sector, in general.

Its main objective is to promote research works and to give technical assistance service in the fields of social economy and sciences applied to the agro-food sector, as well as that of contributing to the rural development of our society and to a better understanding of the complex relations which unite the agro-food sector with the territory and with the natural environment in which it develops its activity.

Board Composition:

CREDA is ruled by a Committee, a Delegate Commission and a Director, assigned by the Committee: Dr. José M. Gil, Professor at the UPC.

• Committee President: The Rector of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)
• Vice-president: The C.E.O. of the Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA)
• 4 Vocals named by the UPC
• 4 Vocals named by IRTA
• 1 Vocal jointly proposed by UPC and IRTA

Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia
ESAB Building
C/ Esteve Terrades, 8
08860 Castelldefels   (Barcelona)
Phone + 34 935521124
Fax + 34 935521121
CIF: G64068463
Foundations Registration Nr: 2214