The priority operational areas of Lurederra in technological innovation include Nanotechnology, Non-Metallic Materials and Advanced Environment. These lines are specialized in different technologies which are applied multisectorally or in a “horizontal” way. Among the main sectors with which operates the center can be mentioned the chemical industry, machinery and equipment, food and agriculture, environment, construction, appliance and automotive.
Within the technological needs demanded by the clients of Lurederra it is noteworthy that they are mainly focused on the application or incorporation of nanoparticles to different materials (concrete, paints, cosmetics, etc.), the use of nanoparticles for catalytic and environment reactions, development of materials with improved properties (fire resistance, abrasion resistance, etc.), recycling and recovery of industrial waste (organic and inorganic) through innovative technologies (new recycling systems of plastic materials, biogas, etc.), development of active packaging (barrier materials, antimicrobial), designing of new purification systems for highly polluted wastewater, etc.