CETMA is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) based in Brindisi, Italy which carries out for more 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 reinvesting all profits in research, training and technology transfer. It has 4000 square meters laboratories and offices and 85 employees as researchers, engineers, designers and project managers. 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.
CETMA is UNI EN ISO 9001 certified for research and development in the field of advanced industrial engineering and for the development of integrated engineering projects for industrial applications. Placed in a strategic position, in the center of the aeronautic Apulian pole, in the south of Italy, the last 15 years it focused its investments in the aeronautics field extending its facilities and competencies. Nowadays it is becoming more and more a point of reference for those companies that aim to invest in innovation in the field of composite materials.
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.
Involvement in the project:
CETMA participates in the project with its Materials and Structures Engineering Department (MAST), the main strength point of which is the availability of integrated competencies in the composites field: material and component design, testing, manufacturing process, materials properties, mechanical behaviour, simulation of material, component and process by finite element commercial software, certification issues in aeronautical field.