EURECAT is the Technology Centre of Catalonia. Providing the industrial and business sector with differential technology and advanced expertise, it offers solutions to their innovation needs and boosts their competitiveness in a fast-paced environment. Eurecat accelerates innovation, cuts down scientific and technological infrastructure costs, reduces risks and provides specialised knowledge for each company.
The range of services offered by the centre are primarily focused on: applied R&D, technological services, information technology consulting, highly specialized training, product and service development, and promotion and distribution of technological innovation.
Eurecat is the result of the integration of the most important technology centres from the TECNIO network (Ascamm, Barcelona Media, BDigital, Cetemmsa and CTM). Combines the experience of over 450 professionals and generates an annual income of €40M. The technology centre serves over a thousand businesses, participates in over 160 national and international R&D&i high level strategic projects, and has 72 patents and 7 spin-off. It is made up of seven centres in Catalonia and one more in Latin America (Brazil).
Eurecat it’s specialised in 16 areas, which includes robotics and autonomous systems, functional printing, functional textile, IT-Security, e-health, metal and ceramic materials, plastics and composites materials, innovative processes, innovative product development, simulation, sustainability, smart fabrics, Big Data & Data Analytics, audiovisual and multimedia tecnologies, Digital humanities, and Smart management systems.
Eurecat aims its services at all business sectors but especially at seven key strategic areas of RIS3Cat: Food, Energy and Resources, Industrial Systems, Design-based Industries, Industries related to sustainable mobility, Health Industries and cultural, experience-based industries.
Eurecat, innovating for business

The role of EURECAT in this project is focused on the design of mechatronic tool devoted to self-adaptive core of the die and its control panel. Moreover, the information of mechanism reaction as well as data automation of assembling phase are fundamental parts of light metal and plastic test in  view of web-service interface to ERP and PLM.


Eurecat - Technology Centre of Catalonia.
Parc Tecnològic del Vallès
Av. Universitat Autònoma, 23 08290 – Cerdanyola del Vallès (Barcelona)

Key persons involved in the project


Key Person


Dr. Manel da Silvais the Manager of the Light Alloys Unit of ASCAMM Technology Centre since 2009 and lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia since 2011. Ph.D. in Materials Science by the University of Navarra in 2006 and Master in Chemical Engineering by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2001. After obtaining the degree of Doctor, he spent 18 months as a Post-Doctoral researcher in CURAL-UQAC, in an NSRC industrial chair cofounded by Rio Tinto – Alcan. He has more than 10 years’ experience working on processing of aluminium alloys. He has been the technical coordinator of Ultra-SSM and FP7-SME-1 Ultragassing projects and involved in numerous R&D projects. He is currently involved in the technical execution of 4 FP7 projects.

Role in the project: Coordination of EURECAT activities in MUSIC Project

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