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In 1906, a group of industrialists concerned about quality, certification and research in the wool textile sector decided to found a supporting association for competitiveness of companies named Acondicionamiento Tarrasense. Those industrialists knew how to anticipate needs for business collective solutions and laid the foundations of the current concept of technology centre.

Over the years and thanks to the work performed, the entity evolved both to the extension of its activities and to the name that is currently identified with the brand known as Leitat Technological Center.

During these years, our vocation in offering services to companies and entities has remained unchanged, whereas the activities developed, the organization and our internal work system have changed significantly specializing in different knowledge areas allowing the search for the best technology solutions for companies.

The results obtained lately show that the bet developed by Leitat towards knowledge generation and transfer to the productive fabric is an effective model for economic growth in a fast, efficient and sustainable way, creating at the same time new areas and models for talent development and personal performance for all employees.

Summary of the most outstanding events of recent years:


  • Medal of Honour of the city of Terrassa.
  • Award Cambra Terrassa 2009 for Training and Knowledge
  • Leitat wins the BMW Prize for Innovation
  • Participation in the Nanotech Fair
  • Leitat, Cecot and the Instituto Industrial create the Textile AEI
  • Biomed participates in the Bioatlanta fair
  • III edition of the Industrial Application of Nanotechnology (AIN09)
  • 1st MuscleTech Network Workshop
  • Agreement with the Catalan Government for the promotion of professional training
  • Second edition of the Forum Rapid Manufacturing
  • Leitat becomes one of the shareholders of Innova 31
  • Leitat signs the Diversity Charter
  • Strategic collaboration with APPLUS
  • LEITAT Accreditation as IBERIA’s subcontractor
  • Adhesion to the World Agreement (The Global Compact – United Nations)



  • Leitat becomes first partner of the innovation center Can Serra in Rubí
  • Leitat Technological Center will develop R+D projects for Sant Quirze
  • City Council, Leitat and UPC sign the Foundation Parc Científic O.40
  • Tecnomesura, leading company in high precision measurements for industry, becomes partner of Leitat
  • The Minister of Science and Technology visited the building site of the new headquarters of Leitat
  • Leitat hosted the International Conference on Innovation “5 talent European engine”
  • Leitat participates in the second edition of the European Cancer Cluster Partnering (Oslo)
  • Inauguration of the new Leitat Corporate Headquarters
  • IV Workshop on Nanotechnology Industrial Applications (AIN10)
  • 3rd Edition Forum Rapid Manufacturing
  • 2nd MuscleTech Network Workshop
  • Leitat and HP search talent among engineers and researchers
  • Leitat and Fundación ICIL sign a collaboration agreement
  • Recognition to our effort on environmental awareness
  • Leitat and Advancell become partners to create cell reagents
  • Leitat Technological Center obtains the European Recognition Award for Excellence 300+
  • Leitat organizes the I Conference on Innovation in Catalonia



  • Signing of the agreement between Leitat and the Barcelona Association of Quantity Surveyors.
  • Leitat launches the Barcelona Institute of Packaging (BIP).
  • 4th edition Forum Rapid Manufacturing.
  • 3rd MuscleTech Network Workshop.
  • Leitat becomes the first technological center to certify karting suits.
  • Award Cambra 2011 to Leitat for the promotion of innovation, research and development.
  • Leitat organizes the II Conference on Innovation in Catalonia.
  • The Spanish Association of cosmetic chemicals visits the Leitat facilities.
  • Symposium “Safety issues of nanomaterials along their life cycle” organized in Leitat.
  • The auditorium of Leitat hosts the II exhibition of the final workshop reports by the students of Audio-visual Communications of the Santa Eulàlia High School.
  • Leitat gets the recognition as Assistant Technical Establishment by the Catalan Water Agency according to level A of actions.



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