IDONIAL Technology Center is the result of a rebranding and merging process of two Technology Centers, ITMA (Materials Technology Center) and PRODINTEC (Industrial Design and Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center). It is a private non-profit foundation created in 2019, with a board composed by the main regional industrial companies and the Government of Asturias. It is the largest Technology Centre in the region and contributes to the promotion and development of the business fabric in its areas of technological specialization, adding the prior capacities and knowledge, and offering integral R&D&I solutions for the industry in the entire value chain, from materials to manufacturing processes and products.
The R&D Areas include Steel & Metallic Alloys, Refractories, Ceramics and Raw Materials, Plastic & Composites, Active Materials, Surfaces, Digital Industry, Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering. Idonial offers collaboration for the development of close-to-market solutions in close collaboration with the R&D Areas of the companies. Idonial develops its research activities in several facilities located in Gijón, Avilés, Llanera and Madrid.
The Centre is leading the technical secretariat of the Cluster, providing its expertise and knowledge in steelmaking, processing and product development.