IAT is a Technological Centre specialised in Engineering and Knowledge Management constituted as a private foundation, of non profit character. Recognised as being of public interest, it acts under strictly professional criteria, providing Knowledge Intensive Services and developing its own technology.
IAT generates its own technology and knowledge through R&D activities, and offers high-added-value Knowledge-Intensive Services; all this orientated and integrated according its Strategic Plans.
After more than 20 years, IAT is currently a specialised organization that has adapted its facilities to new demands. IAT is seen as a reference as Technological Center in Engineering and Knowledge Management, which satisfies the needs and expectations of its groups of interest (employers, customers, people within the organization, collaborators as well as the social environment).
During the last years, IAT has strengthened its position in Europe, being considered one of the Spanish Technology and Innovation Centres with greater presence in Europe, as well as a key actor within the Regional Innovation System.
In this sense, IAT has participated in more than 100 R&D and Innovation transnational projects, both as coordinator and as partner, through different schemes such as R&D Framework Programmes, LIFE+, Lifelong Learning Programme, CIP, SUDOE and MED Programme, among others. Furthermore, IAT has been deeply involved in activities of Innovation promotion among SMEs, sectoral studies and technology assessment, and it is part of CESEAND (European Enterprise Network).