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.


Mod4GrIn – a new project to make cities greener already launched – Self-sustainable, smart module for city green infrastructure in climate change adaptation

On the 8th - 9th of September 2020 an introductory meeting of the Mod4GrIn project partners  - Self-sustainable, smart module for city green infrastructure in climate change adaptation (kick-off meeting) was held, this time in the form of a videoconference. IETU is the project leader and the partners are the Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO) and the Polish company CommLed Solution from Gliwice. The project received funding from the Norwegian Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 ...

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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