Driving the transition to a sustainable, resilient, and human-centered industry

We create flexible solutions for smart & collaborative manufacturing

WHO WE ARE

CiTin – Industrial Technological Interface Center, is a scientific, technological, and technical assistance association, non-profit and of private nature, that is focused on the development of Applied R&D, Technology Transfer, and Advanced Training Activities, aiming to operate as a driving force for innovation in a symbiotic and synergistic industrial ecosystem. We resulted from the joint collaboration of 12 private industrial companies, 2 public entities (CIM Alto Minho, CMAV), 2 private institutions of public interests (CEVAL, In.Cubo), and 1 higher education institution (IPVC).

 

HOW WE ARE ORGANIZED

CiTin is organized with three major departments, the Advanced Manufacturing Systems Department, which focuses on the design and development of novel manufacturing systems by taking advantage of innovative technologies and methodologies to improve competitiveness in the industrial sectors; the Cyber-Physical Systems Department focuses on the development of intelligent systems that include digitization, communication networks, and physical processes control, using distributed computational resources, not only enhancing the potential of the factory floor, but also the overall business value chain; and the Mobility and Environment Department, which focuses on the automotive component production, new materials’ development aiming to promote eco innovation mechanisms and thus foster circular economy. We achieve these goals by increasing not only added value, but also manufacturing quality, flexibility, and responsiveness to the market.

 

HOW WE STRATEGICALLY DO

 

CiTin makes companies aware of the problems that hinder their growth and the continuous improvement of their processes. We act as an innovation driver by fostering the development of their competencies towards the Industry 5.0 paradigm, where humans and machines harmoniously cooperate to build the factory of the future. Since the beggining, Citin has been fostering the economic potential of the region by attracting investment, establishing partnerships among organizations, development of technology transfer activities, conducting scientific and technological dissemination, and creating technological, sustainable and disruptive initiatives promoted in partnership between companies, academia and public utility entities.

 

OUR MAIN ACTIVITIES

TECHNOLOGY SURVEILLANCE AND INTELLIGENCE

– Informational service (technological dissemination, financing, etc.)
– Institutional cooperation service (technical-scientific cooperation, training, etc.)
– Industrial and intellectual property support service
– Technology transfer service

TECHNICAL AND SCIENTIFIC

– R&D services
– Technology and innovation services
– Diagnostic and consulting services
– Rapid prototyping Services

 

ADVANCED TRAINING

– Specialized Technical Training Services
– Postgraduate and Masters (partnerships with Higher Education Institutions)
– Doctorates (partnerships with Universities and Polytechnics)

Our dna

OUR VISION

By 2026, to be recognized as an excellence leading center for cross-disciplinary research, innovation, and technology transfer in advanced manufacturing technologies and cyber-physical production systems

OUR MISSION

Promote sustainable and resilient industrial development through the creation of new and human-centric manufacturing technologies and processes.

OUR VALUES

To foster an inclusive, encouraging and supportive community built on trust and underpinned by technical and scientific excellence that values the intersection of distinct knowledge areas.