Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

Facens inaugurates laboratory in partnership with Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

New space on campus reinforces the University Center's commitment to sustainability


(São Paulo, Brazil – DATE) – Facens University Center and Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions today inaugurated a laboratory for research and development, academic learning and professional training with the aim of developing sustainability projects involving both Veolia employees and Facens students. The space, located on the Campus for Higher Education, marks the beginning of the partnership between the French multinational organization and the University Center.

The partnership with Veolia, initiated through the inauguration of this laboratory, is another important milestone for Facens within the context of sustainability and partnerships with leading high-tech companies. In 2022, for the second consecutive year,  Facens was considered the most sustainable private higher education institution in Brazil, according to the UI GreenMetric ranking, which was made possible through initiatives such as the partnership with Veolia we now have available here on our campus," says Paulo Roberto de Carvalho, executive director of IP Facens.

The Laboratory at Facens Campus, dedicated to helping customers across all industries as well as the municipal sector achieve water and process sustainability, will be deployed by Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions,  providing opportunities for professional development and research initiatives aimed towards creating environmental value and resource sustainability.

“The implementation of this laboratory at Facens reflects our social commitment in the region and opens a brilliant path for the integration of future professionals in digital development initiatives for industries, in addition to the expansion of R&D capabilities focused on environmental solutions for the country and the region," noted Damian Serra, Technical Director for chemical and digital solutions at Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions  during the inauguration ceremony.

The ceremony was attended by the Academic Director of Facens, Fabiano Prado Marques;      the Executive Director of IP Facens, Paulo Roberto de Carvalho; and Mauro Cruz, Executive Vice President for Latin America at Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions.

About Facens

The Facens University Center is a Smart Campus, which aligns its mission and projects to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN, with all partners, employees, teachers and students, through research and solutions for smart cities, human and sustainable, recognized and awarded within and outside the country. Considered one of the best institutions of higher education in Brazil, with maximum grade (5) by MEC, the institution has 46 years of history, with a focus on the citizen and entrepreneurial development of its students, in the constant search for social and technological innovation. It currently offers undergraduate, graduate, and extension courses, covering the areas of Health, Engineering, Architecture and Urbanism, and Technology, among others. It is the 1st 5G Campus in the State of São Paulo, Brazil, in a green space with more than 100 thousand m², more than 50 specialized labs, and several Innovation Centers.


About Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions

With operations in 130 countries and over 10,000 employees worldwide, Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions (formerly SUEZ – Water Technologies & Solutions) solves the toughest water, wastewater and process challenges around the globe. Leveraging a comprehensive set of chemical, equipment and digital enabled services and products, the company helps customers optimize water resources and overcome process challenges. Veolia Water Technologies & Solutions serves customers across all industries, including food and beverage, metals and mining, power, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, chemicals, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, and utilities. Learn more at and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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