R&D Activity

Pyro R&D Excellence is supported by the obtention of several funding sources for the innovation lines, and by the Innovation Certification Spanish Agency. Pyro is in the Innovative SME Register of the Spanish Ministry of Economy.

Pyro owns the patent WO2009004105 in the field of forest fire fighting and has applied for a new one in 2016 (P201630310) on Capsules fire fighting technology. 

Projects

  • 2014. European Commission Seventh Framework Programme: AF3 Advanced Forest Fire Fighting (GA nº 607276) "European Project, preparedness for and management of large scale forest fires". In this project we cooperate with public agencies, large companies at international level, universities and research centers in the research and development of new products. AF3 has as an objective to bring new technologies and systems to forest fire fighting, making possible to reduce risks over lives, goods and environments, ensuring the appropriate level of modularity and integration to adapt to the different scenarios that a forest fire emergency can generate. AF3 focuses specially in fires affecting critical infrastructures and wildland urban interfaces, during all the stages of the episode (prevention, alert, preventive intervention, fire detection, emergency management, rescue and documentation).
  • 2014. European Institute of Technology. Programme FIWARE: Smart Landscape Monitoring Solution. Development of IoT solutions for environmental monitoring in forestry environment.
  • 2014. European Commission Horizon 2020: Smart Fire Barrier (GA nº 684102) Market Feasibility study.


Dissemination and Scientific Activity

  • 2015 - Article - XIV World Forestry Congress, Durban, South Africa, 7-11 September 2015 Innovative tools to create active and passive protection layers against forest fires
  • 2015 - Article - VIII Simposio Nacional de Incendios Forestales SINIF, 7 October 2015 NUB-E, Nueva herramienta para la creación de cortafuegos químicos dentro del Proyecto Europeo "Advanced Forest Fire Fighting" (AF3)

Collaboration with UPV in research

  • 2007 - Poster and article "Sistema balístico para el control y extinción de incendios forestales en zonas inaccesibles" - XI International Congress on Project Engineering
  • 2008 - Article Revista científico/técnica DYNA "Sistema balístico para el control y extinción de incendios forestales en zonas inaccesibles" Vol. 83-5 p.257-264"
  • 2009 - Poster and article - V Congreso Forestal Español - "Vehículo Terrestre Para El Control Y Extinción De Incendios Forestales En Zonas Inaccesibles"
  • 2014 - Article - II Congreso Forestal de la Comunitat Valenciana - "Los sistemas de pago por servicios ambientales como herramienta para la prevención de incendios forestales"
  • 2015 - Article - XIV World Forestry Congress , Durban, South Africa, 7-11 September 2015 Advanced Forest Fire Fighting (AF3) European Project, preparedness for and management of large scale forest fires
  • 2016 - Article - II Congreso Forestal de la Comunitat Valenciana - "El carbono en los ecosistemas forestales valencianos"
  • 2016 - Scientific Coordination - II Congreso Forestal de la Comunitat Valenciana

Other collaboration among Pyro and UPV:

  • 2010 - Prize PORTAL UNIVERSIA, to best business initiative to project PYRO FIRE EXTINCTION by Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.
  • 2012 - Framework Collaboration Agreement Code: AG16516 for E.T.S. Ingeniería Agrónoma y del Medio Natural students internship placements.
  • 2014 - Pyro and UPV are partners in the "Advanced Forest Fire Fighting (AF3) European Project, preparedness for and management of large scale forest fire" FP7. Grant Agreement Nº 607276.
  • 2015 - Educational Cooperation Agreement 2nd May 2015 for external practices SS27077-1.