CTAG – Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia

CTAG is a Spanish, private R&D technology centre devoted to support the automotive industry in its research, development and innovation needs. CTAG was created in 2002 thanks to a joint initiative of automotive enterprises within the region of Galicia.

With a team of more than 1000 professionals having more than 50% of international activity, CTAG is an ideal partner for developing new innovative products for the automotive sector. The key fields of competence where CTAG concentrates its activities are: new materials, novel manufacturing processes, simulation and modelling, component testing, electronics, ergonomics, comfort and innovation management.

CTAG’s modern facilities incorporate cutting-edge technology and testing equipment designed to provide world class validation services for automotive components. Main labs: acoustic and vibration, climatic testing, fatigue and durability, reliability, materials, engine, electric vehicle, automation and instrumentation, metrology and passive safety.

The Materials Innovation Area is the research team involved in GIANCE project. Our strategic research lines are focused on:

  • Smart materials and multifunctional surfaces
  • High performance and lightweight composites
  • Biobased composites
  • Acoustic surfaces
  • Thermal comfort management and measurement
  • Eco-design and circular economy

Through its career, the Materials Innovation Area has participated in +50 research projects, leading 10 of them within different EU programmes (HEu, H2020, FP7, Interreg, etc.) and more than 40 projects with private clients. This has allowed us to establish strong international networks with several automotive OEMs, major suppliers, material manufacturers, research institutes and innovative SMEs.