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 50 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.


Study visit of the delegation from Ukraine

A five-day study visit of the Ukrainian delegation began on the 12th of December this year in Katowice. It has been organised as part of the project focused on sharing knowledge on the transition of coal regions, financed by the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management with the support of the World Bank. Guests from Ukraine, who came to Poland from a war-torn country, were welcomed by Jakub Chełstowski, Marshal of the Silesian Voivodship and representatives of ...

Ongoing projects

DICE – DIgital health in Circular Economy

DICE aims to develop and demonstrate novel, circular and environmentally sound solutions to design, collect, directly reuse, refurbish, remanufacture and recycle digital health devices ...

City with Climate

{Play} The aim of the project is to improve the quality of life of the residents and to provide support in the pro-climate transition as part of specialist strategic consulting for cities ...


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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