About the Institute

The Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU) is a research institute acting under the Minister of the Environment. The research and services offered by IETU focus on environmental challenges posed by industrialised and urbanised areas in the context of circular economy, resource efficiency, adaptation to climate change and mitigation of its effects.

With its expert knowledge and experience IETU supports local and state administration, as well as business entities. Offering a wide range of research and consulting services, we provide our customers with high quality products based on our expertise and 45 years’ experience. At the same time, IETU researchers and experts continue to develop new knowledge, methods and tools for faster and more accurate diagnosing the condition 

of the environment and forecasting environmental quality changes, taking into account their impact on other components of the ecosystem and human health. The state-of-the-art and the effectiveness of IETU’s R&D activity are based on stimulation of innovations and fostering their application, as well as on dissemination of research results and their use in environmental management and commercial technologies.


IETU in ECERA – the European Circular Economy Research Alliance

IETU takes part in the works of the European Circular Economy Research Alliance (ECERA) – an organisation established to promote the development of circular economy in Europe. ECERA is a voluntary collaboration network between European RTO’s, with the aim to strengthen and integrate scientific knowledge and expertise in the field of circular economy from an interdisciplinary perspective. ECERA founding members are: Tecnalia (ES), VTT (FI), VITO (BE), Wuppertal (DE), IVL (SE), ...

Ongoing projects


IETU’s offer includes research and services in the field of environmental protection and transformation.
We conduct our activity in the following areas:


of the urbanised environment

waste and resource

Site contamination




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