CETEM – Spain

CETEM is a non-profit scientific research and training organization located in the south east of Spain. CETEM was created due to an initiative of the private companies from the furniture and woodworking sectors of the Region of Murcia, and established in 1995 with the initial support of the regional government, the Spanish Ministry of Industry and the European Union. Nowadays CETEM is a reference institution not only in the furniture and woodworking sectors in which initially was focused to, but as  VET and technical solutions provider in state of the art technologies, formed by 30 professionals with different backgrounds: engineering, technology transfer, business administration, chemistry, psychology, teaching, design, etc., which scope is to contribute actively towards the socioeconomic development of businesses and society in general by providing support and promoting processes of technology innovation and development, such as strategies of competitiveness in the business environment and training programmes.

CETEM departments actively collaborate with educational institutions in R&D, VET and HE initiatives with a high work-based content. .

Furthermore CETEM is recognized as Technological Innovation Centre (CIT Nº 83) and as Technology Transfer Office (TTO Nº 165). Since 2009 and aligned with the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, CETEM has been working in many initiatives with the aim of identify and reduce the mismatches in terms of digital skills and competences in different sectors addressing students, unemployed and, of course, staff from these sectors and stakeholders.