More than 100 people participate in Agrotecnio’s first teambuilding activity

The Agrotechnology Research CERCA Centre, Agrotecnio, was created in 2012 and since then has maintained a steady growth trajectory. With more than 150 scientists organised into fifteen research groups and linked to two Catalan universities, Agrotecnio is today one of the most important agrotechnology research centres in Spain. However, it had never brought together all the staff to get to know each other across groups and areas, until today.

In 2016, Agrotecnio was recognized as a CERCA center. The result of our evaluation confirmed that our activities are at the forefront of agri-food science nationally and internationally

The recognition of our work inspires us to maintain the high level of scientific research at Agrotecnio, enhancing our translation activities with industry and the community in general through the development of joint R+D+i projects


The new director of CERCA, Laia Pellejà, visits Agrotecnio

The new director of CERCA, Laia Pellejà, visits Agrotecnio

Dr. Laia Pellejà, new director of the Institució dels Centres de Recerca de Catalunya (CERCA) has visited Agrotecnio's headquarters to meet with its director, José Antonio Bonet and his team. The rector of the University of Lleida, Jaume Puy, who is also an Agrotecnio...

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Spirulina and alternative proteins open the Breakfast4inno

Spirulina and alternative proteins open the Breakfast4inno

The cycle of "innovation breakfasts" organised by Agrotecnio and the Agrobiotech Park of Lleida began today with a session dedicated to spirulina, an innovative food product produced from a microalgae rich in proteins, fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. In recent...

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Plant & Environmental sciences

Animal Sciences

Food Sciences

Agrotecnio in figures

Research groups

in plant & environmental, animal and food sciences recognized by the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Active projects

National projects

International projects

1,817,023 € financial amount. (2019)

Joint Research Unit with the

Forest Science and

Technology Centre of Catalonia (CTFC)

Doctoral Theses

in the University of Lleida (From 2014 to 2020)

Agrotecnio researchers

Senior researchers

Postdoctoral researchers

PhD students

ICREA Researchers

from 20 countries. 45% of whom are women.

ICREA Academia Researchers

Scientific publications

annual average. H-Index 55.


of our publications are within the 1% most cited papers:

among others in Nature, Nature Climate Change, Science, PNAS (Last CERCA Evaluation, 2018).

Agreements and special projects

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL

Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative

the International Wheat Yield Partnership


with companies in the agri-food sector.




(2020) 631,754 € Funds