Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades Gobierno de Canarias Universidad de La Laguna CSIC Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa

IACTEC: Technological and business collaboration space


Collaboration agreements:

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), through its public-private collaboration platform IACTEC, is interested in establishing collaboration agreements with other public and private agents of the European and Spanish System of Science, Technology, and Innovation, particularly with industrial organizations, with which to share knowledge, interrelations and complementary activities in research and development activities associated with advanced scientific instrumentation for astrophysics and its related disciplines.

Model agreements:


You may request a collaboration via

Other matters of interest:

  • The agreements are open to technically qualified European and non-European companies.
  • The agreements are subject to Spanish Law 40/2015, of October 1, as legally applicable to the public sector, and do not provide for remuneration to be given for contractual performance.
  • To ensure compliance with the Spain´s general principles of administrative action (Law 40/2015) and to guarantee the principles of competition, the agreements:
    • Do not imply any advantage in current or future contracting procedures in which the IAC is the contracting authority.
    • Do not have exclusivity.
  • In the interests of full transparency, these agreements with private entities are subjected to requirements that exceed even the stringency of the norms laid down in Spain's Law of Transparency which is rigorously observed at all times. The framework agreement and, where applicable, the specific agreements will be published in full.

Agreements in force:


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