The technological centre known as the Components Technological Centre (CTC) was founded in the year 2000 as a private non-profit-making foundation. It has been recognised as a “Technological Centre”by the Ministry for the Economy and Competitiveness since 2008 under entry nº 79. Ever since then it has been the only technological centre in Cantabria to have been awarded this distinction, which recognises non-profit-making entities with the major objective of improving the competitiveness of companies by means of the generation of technological knowledge and which carry out R+D+I activities and develop their application.
The mssion of the Components Technological Centre is to enhance companies by means of the application of Science and Technology, designing practical advanced solutions for industry. The CTC intends to establish a close relationship with companies so as to develop innovative processes of technological transfer to increase the competitiveness of the industrial fabric and facilitate the companies’ access to international markets.
The Components Technological Centre provides knowledge applied to high-value solutions for clients. Its main objective is to consolidate itself as a centre of reference for innovation in Cantabria and as a qualified innovative agent on other markets.
Likewise the CTC aims to carry out market-orientated activities by means of its own technological solutions, to work on-line with companies and other research centres, and to achieve sustainable growth by means of a stable combination of financing by means of regional, national, and international open calls and projects with private companies.