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about UPM


Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) is the largest Spanish technological university specialised in all engineering fields and architecture. With two recognitions as Campus of International Excellence, its outstanding research activity together with its highly-qualified professional trainings, make UPM a really competitive university at international level. More than 2.400 researchers carry out their activity at the UPM, grouped in more than 200 Research Groups, 20 Research Centres or Institutes and 55 Laboratories, all of them committed to transform the knowledge generated into innovation advances applied to the productive sector, contributing to solve the challenges of the European citizens. UPM has 355 research and education collaboration agreements with institutions all over world (including the U.S., Canada, China, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico and Brazil) established through a devoted vice-rectorate for International Relationships. It is also a member of the Banco de Santander Initiative Universia, the largest Ibero-American network of universities. The intense collaboration with governmental bodies and industry guarantees that research at UPM offers real solutions to real-world problems. The dynamism of R&D&I activity at the UPM, together with the transfer of knowledge to society, are among its lines of strategy. These two commitments place UPM among the Spanish universities with the greatest research activity, both at national and international level. UPM highly innovation-driven commitment is showed by the application for around 40 patents/year and by the generation around 20 spinoff/year (70% survival rate). All this shows that UPM is an institution committed to the transfer of knowledge generated through its research structures to society, and its transformation into advances and technological developments applied to the productive sector.

Life Supporting Technologies (LifeSTech) is a research, development and innovation group, part of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Its activities are devoted to the design, development and evaluation of ICT based services and applications for the creation and promotion of new ideas, methods and technological solutions throughout the whole value chain of e-Health, e-Inclusion and Active and Healthy Ageing related organisations.


Team Members


Manuel Ottaviano, Professor

Maria Fernanda Cabrera, Professor