Technology Centre (COORDINATOR)

Contact Person: Julio López |

Mechatronics Department – Industrial Services Area /

AIMEN Technology Centre, with over 45 years of experience in R&D+I to improve the competitiveness of the industrial fabric, is nowadays a national leader in research and in providing technological services in the field of materials and advanced manufacturing processes, highlighting joining and laser technologies applied to materials processing. It is present in the main sectors of the Spanish economy, such as automotive, shipbuilding, metal mechanical, aeronautical and energy.

The Laser Applications Centre of AIMEN, opened in 2014, works in the materials processing with laser technology, performing in-house research and collaborative projects with companies. It is currently the largest in Spain in its category, both as researchers and investment.



Contact: Fundación CTA-HEADQUARTERS |

CTA is an aerospace test laboratory specialising in testing for development and certification of aerospace materials, systems and structures. Located in the Basque Country in the north of Spain, CTA was established in 1996 to meet the aerospace technology and certification needs of aircraft component manufacturers.

CTA's main objective in R&D field is to support the technological activities of its customers by applying technological know-how obtained through R&D projects.

CTA has broad experience under R&DT projects at a regional, national and European level, including programmes such as FP5, FP6 and FP7, Clean Sky (I and II as core partner) and Horizon 2020, all of which with a very high success rate.

CTA bases its activities on the following pillars:

  • Experience
  • Know-How
  • Capacities
  • Technology
  • Quality