Our legal status as a private, non-for-profit, foundation enables us to position ourselves equidistantly at the intersection of three main social agents: companies, governments and citizens.
In our society that is ever more complex, dynamic and interrelated, it is essential that we have “facilitators”: institutions that work to foster understanding and cooperation amongst the private, public and voluntary sectors. Now, more than ever, great collective challenges and strategic projects require the participation and commitment of all agents of society.
For more than 30 years Institut Cerdà has been pro-actively promoting dialogue, collaboration and complicity amongst these three realms. Our role consists of building bridges, facilitating dialogue, promoting collaboration amongst the principal actors and developing governance.
Institut Cerdà has developed the calculation tool that provides reliable data relating fuel costs to overall container transport costs in the port area.
The tool has been developed by Institut Cerdà. It has been formally presented at the Port of Barcelona by Pere Padrosa, General Director of Transport and Mobility of the Generalitat of Catalonia; Mercè Conesa, President of the Port of Barcelona and Julián Arenas, Director of Innovation and Transport-Logistics at Institut Cerdà. The tool was launched as a result of the study "Fluctuation of the cost of fuel and the externality of time in road transport". This study, also by Institut Cerdà, analysed the different factors that affect the costs of the transport of goods by road.
The Repsol Foundation has announced the six companies that will be joining its business accelerator, the Entrepreneurs Fund. This initiative was launched eight years ago in collaboration with Institut Cerdà. It supports innovative energy projects, with the aim of enabling them to get to market as soon as possible and, in this way, to contribute to meeting the challenges of the energy transition. Those selected will receive up to 144,000 euros of financial support and also training and business advice.read more