About the Institute

The Institute for Ecology of Industrial Areas (IETU) is a research institute acting under the Minister of Climate and 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.


CIRC4Life virtual OPEN INNOVATION CAMP, 27th-28th May 2021

EU funded H2020 research project CIRC4Life (No 776503) is organising its second Open Innovation Camp on 27th and 28th of May, 2021. This time the Innovation Camp will be held virtually.  Join the CIRC4Life partners as an external expert at our OIC, bringing together circular economy experts and practitioners from across the world. The event aims at validating circular economy business models and key innovations enabling implementation of these business models. Implementation of ...

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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