CETMA (Technologies Design and Materials European Research Centre) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) based in Brindisi (Italy), which carries out over than 25 years applied research activities on materials, processes, techniques and methods in order to develop and innovate products and services. It’s a no profit organization of public institutions and firms. Its specific thematic competences are focused on ICTs (development of specialized software for engineering, manufacturing and services), Advanced Materials (composites, polymers, bio-based and recycled ), product development, innovation market analysis. CETMA’s mission is to increase and integrate pervasive and enabling technologies as Materials and Structures Engineering, ICTs, Industrial Design. Founded in 1994, it was born from a public-private partnership promoted by ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development) with the aim to strengthen.
technology transfer and innovation processes of the National Industrial System and in particular of Southern Italy regions. Through the execution of research projects, CETMA generates new knowledge and enriches skills and abilities of its staff, promoting growth and consolidation of highly qualified human capital in the area. Knowledge generated by research projects and skills acquired by the staff are used to deliver advanced services and contract research to companies and institutions meeting and responding to their needs. Doing that, CETMA implements a concrete technology transfer, and the knowledge generated by its researchers and technologists is used to solve innovation problems of its customers. It therefore acts as connection and integration element among the various innovation players: producers, users and mediators of knowledge and innovation.