Hyds was founded in 2006 as a spin-off initiative of the Center of Applied Research in Hydrometeorology of the Polytechnic University of Catalunya (CRAHI-UPC). Hyds business plan has been awarded in several entrepreneurs competitions, and its conception was supported by the Innovation Program of the UPC and the Center of Innovation and Business Development of Catalunya CIDEM.

Hyds formation was driven by the goal of transferring R&D into innovative operational solutions in the field of hydrometeorology. This opportunity emerged from the intense activity developed by CRAHI-UPC in collaboration with the Catalan Weather Service (SMC) and the Catalan Water Agency (ACA). Hyds has reinforced these synergies maintaining strong links with CRAHI-UPC, SMC, and ACA in an environment that fosters continuous innovation providing the basis for optimum development of leading edge technology and the unique possibility of testing Hyds products operationally.