i2CAT is a non-profit technology centre which promotes R/D/I activities in the field of Information and Communication Technologies and Future Internet. The centre invests in a new model of innovation based on collaboration among private companies, public administration, the academic world and end-users, through an open innovation environment that is characteristic of the Internet culture.
The strategic goals of i2CAT are: (i) to integrate research and innovation; (ii) to foster co-creation in a quadruple helix model (university, company, public administration and users) ; (iii) to develop activities within an international and local framework; and (iv) to provide networking and multimedia infrastructures and advanced experimental platforms. i2CAT has an extensive experience in multiple National and European research and innovation projects, leading the implementation of Future Internet technologies in the main economic sectors (Health, Audiovisual, Industry, Culture, Telecommunications) in order to improve productivity and competiveness in companies and the well-being in society.
The main lines of research and innovation carried out by i2CAT are focused on the following fields: (i) Distributed Applications and Networks; (ii) e-Health and e-Inclusion; (iii) Networked Media and Mobile Graphics; (iv) Mobility and Ubiquitous Technologies; and (v) Industrial Internet.