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Desal+ Living Lab

A Living Lab is a real testbed and an experimentation environment where users and producers can co-create innovations.

Our DESAL+ LIVING LAB is a fully-equipped public-private ecosystem located in the Canary Islands where, researchers, managers, technicians, businesses, water bodies and knowledge institutions can cooperate and research, develop, test and validate water desalination solutions with water-energy nexus and the use of renewable energies approach.

Besides top specialists and researchers, our desalination-oriented testing facilities include variety scales of desalination plants, sea and brine water access, open-air land to demo, wind, solar and off-shore excellent conditions with research infrastructure and a specific regulated framework condition, water labs, field equipment, etc.

Multi-stakeholders cooperate in this Platform to promote and facilitate water desalination innovations and solutions driven by renewable energies and to increase R&D excellence and desalinated water-energy nexus knowledge.

Additionally to our co-create project activities, DESAL+ LIVING LAB provides the access to desalination infrastructure for testing and a range of research, technical and consultancy offerings along your R&D&i initiatives. From the Platform is offered:

  • - Technical and logistic support for the installation and testing of prototypes and new devices focused on desalination, related fields and renewable energy desalination.
  • - Technical support and consultancy for the development of projects of desalination technology, energy efficiency solutions and renewable energy integration to desalination.
  • - Training activities, educational programs, researcher internship, knowledge and technology transfer.
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Desal+ Living Lab Vision

Improving the future of desalination and the water-energy nexus

DESAL+ LIVING LAB converts this geographical environment of the Atlantic into a cohesive Platform between researchers, water public bodies and companies, which would respond to the lacks and technological needs of the sector. The Platform is born with the aim of increasing the investment in R&D&i in desalination, the knowledge of the water - energy nexus and allocating resources in a coordinated way, in order to develop solutions and demonstrative and innovative projects related to water desalination technologies and the applied use of renewable energies, in conformity with the priorities of RIS3 and Blue Growth - EU.