itdUPM, develops technological and organizational innovations in order to satisfy the basic needs of some of the most vulnerable communities in Africa and South America, such as access to water and energy, sustainable management of natural resources, basic habitability, prevention and management of natural disasters and humanitarian crisis.
In order to ingrain these innovations and to have long-term effects, itdUPM designs and develops jointly actions in which public administrations, NGO’s, business industries and international organizations collaborate side by side.
Researchers working in itdDATA are focused in activities such as:
- Hazard and Seismic Risk in Central America
- Earthquake resistant designs
- Emergency plans
- Multi-actor partnerships in humanitarian actions
- Energetic innovations in refugee camps