What is the Parc Científic i Tecnològic de Turisme i Oci?

The Parc Científic i Tecnològic de Turisme i Oci [Science and Technology Park for Tourism and Leisure, or PCT] was founded in 2006 by Rovira i Virgili University, the Vila-seca town council and the Province of Tarragona Hospitality and Tourism Business Federation (FEHT).

Façana del PCT

It is a jointly run coordination and management body for research, training, innovation and business development that arose as a result of collaboration between public and private stakeholders in one of the most tourism-oriented Mediterranean coastal regions.

The PCT's mission is to become an international hub for the tourism knowledge economy, generating an ideal environment for investment in tourism RDI and providing the knowledge the tourism sector needs to ensure its sustainable develop at both the local and wider regional scales.

Its objectives are:

  • To provide support for public and private stakeholders from the tourism sector to implement, assess and share new knowledge.
  • To promote innovation, technological development and sustainable growth.
  • To connect local stakeholders to international knowledge networks.
  • To catalyse and channel cutting-edge academic research.
  • To create and disseminate new tourism knowledge, especially in Catalonia, Spain, the Mediterranean and Latin America.
  • To promote lines of research in tourism by research groups at the URV.

Moreover the PCT has two office areas to house innovative business groups (IBGs), organisations and companies from the tourism sector.

The PCT received competitive grants to build its facilities from the Directorate General for Technology Policy of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Call for Applications for Science and Technology Park Infrastructure ACTEPARQ) and under the Catalan Government-Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation agreement.

PCT - Parc Científic i Tecnològic Turisme i Oci

PCT - Parc Científic i Tecnològic de Turisme i Oci de Catalunya
C/ Joanot Martorell, 15; 43480 Vila-seca (Tarragona)
T +34 977 394 871
F +34 977 395 502

Generalitat de Catalunya - Unió Europea - Fons Europeu de Desenvolupament Regional