The Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) was created in 2001. It is a public law entity of the Generalitat de Catalunya and attached to the Department of Business and Knowledge, through the Secretary of Universities. and Research. The Agency is responsible for the execution of scholarship programs, loans, grants and other activities to promote university study, scientific and technical research and technological innovation in Catalonia.

Generalitat de Catalunya

The Generalitat of Catalonia grants aid to universities and research centers, as well as to companies for the development of an industrial doctorate project, in any field of knowledge and any business sector. The research project will be developed within the strategic framework of a company and, at the same time, within a research group of a university, where the doctoral student must carry out their research training, which must lead to a doctoral thesis within the framework of the Plan for industrial doctorates of the Generalitat of Catalonia.

Industrials PhD

The essential element of the industrial doctoral process is the research project of the company or institution in which the doctoral student develops his / her research training, in collaboration with a university or research center, and which is the subject of a thesis. doctoral. Industrial doctors thus act as bridges for the transfer of knowledge and help to strengthen relations between the industrial fabric of Catalonia and universities and research centers.


Auditek is a technical consulting company specialized in the management of aquatic facilities and beaches. Its activities include the development of innovative products for management and safety, design of control tools, implementation and monitoring of quality systems and standardization of processes and systems.

Rovira i Virgili University

The Doctoral Program in Sustainable City, Territory and Planning coordinated by Dr. Maria Yolanda Pérez Albert is a training proposal that contemplates an intensive specialization in a territorial-based subject and with a multidisciplinary perspective, combining researchers from different fields in the same program (among other geographers, architects, ecologists, physicists).


The Territorial Analysis and Tourism Studies Research Group (GRATET) is part of the Geography Department of Rovira i Virgili University. Its scientific activity focuses on the analysis of the impact of tourist and recreational activities on the transformation of the landscape, the organization of the territory and the generation of new forms of development at the local and regional level.


LifeguardPro is a company specialized in beach rescue and lifeguard equipment among other materials. They provide rescue tubes, rescue tables, wetsuits, uniforms and a wide range of materials to most companies that provide Lifeguard services on Catalan beaches.