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Instituto de Tecnología Cerámica

Emilie Bannier
Riu Sec University Campus, Avda. de Vicente Sos Baynat s/n 12006 Castellón. Spain


We are a professionalized, highly qualified team with infrastructure and technical and scientific equipment suitable for carrying out R&D&I projects and technology transfer to companies, with the aim of generating innovation and improving the strategic positioning of the ceramic sector on an international scale. We are based on the agreement between the Universitat Jaume I of Castelló (UJI) and the Ceramic Industries Research Association (AICE). University-business cooperation has given rise to the Institute of Ceramic Technology (ITC) in response to the needs of companies in the Spanish ceramic cluster.


Experimentation and demonstration

Digital maturity evaluation and technology roadmap

Assessment, advice, and organisational diagnosis of the company’s degrees of readiness for the adoption of digital technologies to face the challenges of the coming years. Creation of digital transformation plans to achieve the necessary maturity and assessments of the technological readiness of products or services.

Trend Observatory

Up-to-date information of market trends, technology scouting and competitive intelligence, assessment of market potential for new services and products after digitalisation.

Assessment and consultancy in the use of digital technologies

Consultancy and access to portfolio of R&D projects and results, guides, application sectors, best practices and success stories. Assessment to companies looking for innovative digital technologies to incorporate into their portfolio, including ethical assessment to ensure safe and ethical use of digitalisation for SMEs when necessary.

R&D in digital technologies, concept, design, demonstrators / pilots / prototypes / proofs of concept for new products.

Access to competence centres for individual/collaborative R&D projects with the objective of applying digital technology innovation to develop new products/services or improve existing ones. Access to design, technologies and solutions for new digitalisation products/services, from TRL4 to TRL7-8. Validation in the lab and with real customers. Textile sensing technologies, AI for data analysis and image processing, digital twin, VR and hearing, to pre-clinical and clinical testing.

Industrial property advice

Support for intellectual property rights and freedom to operate.


Training in digital technologies

Training in digital technologies is a key tool for keeping up-to-date in today’s world and being able to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the digital era. In the digital sphere, it is increasingly essential to have knowledge of different technological areas, such as Machine Learning, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence (AI), Big Data, HPC…

R+d+i Projects