CETMA (European Research Centre for Design and Materials Technologies) is a Research and Technology Transfer Centre based in Brindisi. With its 65 highly qualified employees, it is one of the largest private research centres in Italy among those not directly linked to large companies. It carries out applied and industrial research activities and offers technological consultancy to companies and institutions assisting them in the use of new materials and new technologies. It is a non-profit organisation that reinvests all its operating surplus in the financing of its research projects.
It has multidisciplinary skills ranging from materials engineering, computer engineering, industrial design and therefore offers integrated services of innovation in various fields of application. This approach is particularly appreciated by small and medium-sized enterprises, which can find in CETMA a qualified and reliable partner, able to assist them in all stages of product or process innovation investment. For its characteristics, CETMA is the only centre in Southern Italy listed in the web platform launched by DG GROWTH of the European Commission, that registers all those European centres that are able to assist small and medium enterprises in the introduction of innovative technologies.
CETMA can count on a wide experience in collaboration with all the main national and European public and private research centres, among which many Italian universities and numerous small and large companies. It is member of different organizations and associations that join companies and research institutions of regional, national and European level.
CETMA will be mainly involved in WP1 in the development of a DSS that will simulate and forecast the outcomes of the non-thermal treatments to simplify the technology implementation if the food industry and in the development of the 3D viscoelastic numerical model to optimize the film cast process of the active packaging material.