Cetemmsa was officially opened in 1992 as an Innovation and Technology Centre. It was created as the result of a joint initiative by the employers' associations and several public authorities aimed at facilitating the process of technological innovation and business development by offering support in the form of advisory services and the possibility of sharing technical resources. Today, it is recognised by regional, national and international organisations and bodies as a technology centre of reference in the field of technological research and development for the industry and particularly the SMEs.
The capacities of the research and IT teams of CETEMMSA are distributed in a multidisciplinary scientific and technological range of expertises: Chemistry, Electronics, Telecommunications, Physics, Industrial Engineering and Textile Engineering, Computer Engineering. At present, the staff of Cetemmsa, its main asset over the years, forms a permanent expert team of fifty professionals and the support of over thirty regular external collaborators.
Cetemmsa organizes itself in different groups of research with a clear vision towards markets and applications: Energy & Photonics, Health & Wellbeing, Smart Materials, Electronics & Sensors, Smart Textiles and Radio Frequency Identification - RFID. Our main ICT research areas are:
Cetemmsa's premises include three laboratories: Textile electronics lab (Smart Objects - deposition techniques), Smart Materials and Devices lab (materials preparation and characterization), RFID lab.