Solutions Database

Solutions Database

This database compiles companies, research institutions, and other solution providers from across the world who can provide the technical expertise to help your city develop more sustainably. Oftentimes cities may wish to carry out sustainable projects, but lack specific knowledge or capacity. The listed solution providers have experience in supporting cities and regions to achieve their sustainability goals.

Solution providers can add their solutions by clicking here. All submitted solutions are subject to approval.  

(Please note: inclusion on the list does not denote endorsement from the IUC programme.) 


Solution Information

Solution Title

CERSUDS. Ceramic Sustainable Urban Drainage System

Solution Title (in English)


water; water managment; ceramic industry; green infraestructures,


Ceramic sector, municipalities, architects,


A sustainable urban drainage system (SUDS) that uses ceramic material of low commercial value as a permeable pavement system. For the Urban Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) we transform the current solution, consisting of a sealed surface with collection of urban runoff by means of point scuppers connected to a rainwater collector, to a permeable pavement formed by recycled ceramic pavers placed on draining bases that allow water infiltration into the ground, leading the excess to a channel formed by drainage boxes located under the bike lane.
SDGs and Topics

Sustainable Development Goals


Circular economy
Climate adaptation
Sustainable production/consumption
Water, waste management and sanitation
Solution Provider

Provider Name


Legal Form

Private non-profit Research Institute

Size (Employees)







Additional Information

Corporate Social Responsibility

Management System Certifications

Research and Development Activities

The Ceramic Industry Research Association (ITC-AICE) is a Private non-profit Research Institute recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness as Technology Centre by Royal Decree 2093/2008. ITC-AICE is committed to providing solid support for ceramic sector in the defence and enhancement of their strategic positioning in the current global context, principally through innovation-enabling research and development actions, but also through whatever activities might serve to foster the competitiveness and growth of the sector, always based on sustainability criteria and commitment to societal well-being. In 1969 ITC-AICE concerted an agreement with the Universitat Jaume I of Castellón in response to the needs of companies from the Spanish ceramic cluster, resulting in the Institute for Ceramic Technology (ITC). During its more than 50-year history, this agreement has articulated a successful university–business cooperation system that has borne its fruits, witness the significant development of the Spanish ceramic tile manufacturing industry. The competence attained through ITC-AICE’s wide-ranging research activity enables to extend its field of action to other types of processes and materials. Particularly ITC-AICE works in the field of ceramic processing, water management, and energy efficiency, and industry’s environmental impact minimization (innovative waste recovery solutions, wastewater treatment and emissions reduction), as well as in the functionalisation of ceramic surfaces and in the achievement of new technical performance and aesthetic features of products related to the habitat hyper-sector and other industries, such as high-tech tools advanced ceramics, automotive or petrochemical sectors. Its activities include products and processes improvement, residues and greenhouse pollutants reduction, control systems development, energy saving plans, etc. From the outset, as technology partner of the ceramic sector, ITC-AICE has undertaken several R&D activities in the ceramic and related industries, through projects funded by public bodies and by ceramic sector companies. Our multidisciplinary team is highly qualified in the following domains, offering a wide range of know-how and cooperation possibilities: • Advanced ceramics. • Environmental technologies. • New coatings and surface treatments. • Occupational safety and health. • Raw materials and products. • Simulation of processes and materials. • Smart manufacturing. • Standardisation. • Physical, chemical and mechanical characterisation.
Information for B2C


The demonstrator of the LIFE CERSUDS project is located in the municipality of Benicàssim (Castellón, Spain) and consists of the reurbanization of the section of Torre de Sant Vicent street, between Mossén Elíes and Tramontana streets, in an intervention area that occupies 3,209.41 m2 .

Reference Projects

Reference: LIFE15 CCA/ES/000091 website: