The objective of the Joint Unit is to investigate into mathematical and numerical methods for solving mathematical problems found recurrently in daily activity and research projects of Repsol. In particular it will work in simulation and optimization problems of large complex, using either standard mathematical and computation techniques in the field of industrial applications, either by improving existing methods or developing new tools. For all this, both Repsol and ITMATI, undertake to collaborate for the next three years to meet the targets set in the different research lines of the Unit. In its fourth lines, and from the disciplines of the Applied Mathematics, Operations Research and Computer Science, Repsol seek, inter alia:
  • Increase the life of the batteries using electric vehicles
  • Improve the process of rapid recharge
  • Incorporate into decision making processes in production planning in industrial plants the uncertainty in prices, demand and quality of raw materials and products.
  • Infer rigorous and complex physic and chemical models from a small number of observations.

This new instrument that the Galician Innovation Agency provides to centers as ITMATI allows fructify the work done before and go beyond with the research, working directly and jointly, ITMATI and Repsol specialist, and the opening of a new and very cutting-edge research lines that are in the frontier of the knowledge in the energy sector. Formulas like this promote and certainly contribute to the strengthening and enhancing of the competitiveness of the industrial fabric.

We should keep in mind that the objectives proposed in the research lines of the JRU ITMATI-REPSOL, are not the formulated for use in a R&D projects , which usually seek direct applications to market. In the particular case of this Unit, its purpose is to acquire new knowledge that in the future may provide answer to new R+D+I projects, and  therefore to generate significant innovations for the sector. The institutional support is therefore very important at this early stage, and an adequate funding is more than justified.  Of course, in addition to public funding, it is also essential that companies see their support to these Units as an investment for the future, allowing them working jointly with experts to explore more deeply the great challenges  that they face in their day-to day and later allowed to incorporate important technological innovations in their processes and maintain a very strong differentiating character ahead competitors