CETMA, Technologies Design and Materials European Research Centre, is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) based in Brindisi which carries out since over 20 years applied research, experimental development and technology transfer in the field of advanced materials (composites, polymers, bio-based materials and recycled ), ICT (development of specialized software for engineering innovative applications, manufacturing and services) and product development. It is a non-profit organization and reinvests all profits in research, training and technology transfer.

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 the technology transfer and the innovation processes of the National Industrial System, in particularly of the regions of Southern Italy.

Through the execution of research projects, CETMA generates new knowledge and enriches the skills and abilities of its staff, thus favoring the growth and consolidation in the area of an highly qualified human capital. The knowledge generated by the research projects and the 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, as the knowledge generated by its researchers and technologists are employed to solve the innovation problems of its customers.

In this CETMA believes and invests every day.