CETEM is a non profit research and training centre born as an industry association in 1994 with the support of regional and national government, as well as the EU. It is located in the second biggest and most important furniture industrial region in Spain. CETEM is entirely devoted to supporting and promoting the furniture and wood industries though research, innovation and training. As an association of companies has around 120 members (most of them SMEs), with a broad range of activities covering other sectores besides furniture and wood working.
Most of these companies are in continuous search of ways to innovate their products through technology that increments its value; many even get actively involved in the development of R&D projects and in training activities. In April 2008 CETEM obtained UNE 166002: 2006 certificate in RTD and innovation management. Furthermore CETEM is recognized as Technological Innovation Centre (CIT Nº 83) and as Technology Transfer Office (TTO Nº 165)