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.


On-line workshop – Digital services for circular economy in construction sector

14 July 2020, 9:30 – 11:30 am CET CINDERELA One-Stop Shop (CinderOSS) is a complete digital business environment providing  a variety of services to actors involved in value chains for urban construction works with the use of secondary raw materials (SRM) recovered from local/regional waste streams. CinderOSS services are to: simplify the process of developing circular business models  for construction companies, enable locally/regionally developed business value chains based on ...

Ongoing projects


The InfoSMOG-MED information and education project is focused on air quality. It is a response of the Silesian Voivodship’s inhabitants to the actual identified needs connected with air ...


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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