CETMA, Technologies Design and Materials European Research Centre, is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) based in Brindisi which carries out over than 20 years applied research, experimental development and technology transfer in the field of advanced materials (composites, polymers, bio-based and recycled ), ICT (development of specialized software for engineering, 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 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, knowledge generated by its researchers and technologists is used to solve innovation problems of its customers.
In this CETMA believes and invests every day.