The Instituto de Tecnología Química (ITQ) is a joint research centre created in 1990 by the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) and the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) located at the UPV Campus.
The ITQ is an international reference centre in the area of catalysis and new materials (specially zeolites) and also in photochemistry. Due to its excellent fundamental and oriented research level and to its multidisciplinary character, the ITQ has the possibility to develop research in different disciplines having an extraordinary flexibility and capability to adapt itself to new research challenges.
The ITQ has specialized personnel as well as forefront facilities for research development in the field of chemical technology and materials. It has close to two hundred researchers from all over the World including CSIC and UPV research professors, tenured scientists, invited professors but also engineers, technicians, administrative staff and finally many post- and pre-doctoral students.
The research at ITQ is carried out through Regional, National and European funded grants and also through some projects funded by own resources. Besides, ITQ obtains a substantial part of its funding from R&D agreements with multinational companies from all around the World. Finally, it is to be mentioned that part of the revenues of ITQ come from royalties of licensed technologies developed at the institute.
ITQ also offers an appropriate environment for the formation of technician and scientists through doctoral theses, masters in science, final year projects, and postdoctoral stays, both in the fields of basic and applied research.