ATI Technology Centres help SMEs cross the 'Valley of Death' and go from lab to market to develop and produce new ATI-based products. They help companies reduce the time-to-market for new innovation ideas.
ATI Technology Centres are public or private organisations carrying out applied research and close-to-market innovation (Technology Readiness Levels TRL 3 to 8, not necessarily the whole range) in Advanced Technologies for Industry.
Technology Centres typically provide the following services to SMEs:
Access to technology expertise and facilities for validation;
Proof of concept / lab testing
Prototype development and testing;
Pilot production and demonstration/ pilot lines / pre-series
Product validation / certification
Technology centres have to comply with 3 qualitative criteria
Provide services to industry and SMEs
Be active in at least one of the Advanced Technologies for Industry
- Be active in the higher Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) -have activities in TRL5, TRL6, TRL 7 or TRL 8
- Technology Centres have to comply with at least 2 additional quantitative criteria among the following 4:
More than 10 projects with SMEs in the last two years.
More than 2 major investments in equipment for close-to-market R&D activities with industry in the last 3 years. The Centre should provide a short description of these investments (type, functionality and investment amount)
At least 15% from industrial funding in the total annual funding of the Centre in the last 2 years.
At least 7% from projects with SMEs in the total turnover of the Centre in the last 2 years.
Technology Centres are responsible for the correctness and accuracy of the information provided.
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Location of Technology Centres
Bay Zoltán Nonprofit Ltd. for Applied Research
CATIM- Technological Center for the Metalworking Industry
Hochschule Mittweida University of Applied Sciences
Public establishment “InTechCentras”
Fraunhofer Institute for Physical Measurement Techniques IPM