CARTIF is an applied research center with horizontal structure, legally is a private and non-profit foundation, emerged from the University of Valladolid, whose mission is to offer innovative solutions to companies to improve their processes, systems and products, improving their competitiveness and creating new business opportunities.
CARTIF develops R + D + i projects directly financed by companies or through public funds obtained in competitive calls at the national and international level. CARTIF also advises public administrations (city councils and regional governments) in the planning and development of innovative projects with high economic returns.
The research center maintains the same values and objectives from its foundation in 1994, the main value is to contribute to the development of its economic and social environment through the use and promotion of technological innovation, through the development and dissemination of research.
CARTIF is a multidisciplinary research center that develops its activity in multiple areas of knowledge focused on almost all economic sectors: energy, food, industry, construction and infrastructures, health and environment, with technological lines that respond to the main challenges in each of them, such as smart grids, smart cities, energy efficiency, heritage, quality of life, circular economy, natural resources and biotechnology.
CARTIF has laboratories that provide analysis services to the center itself and externally through a wide offer that includes 3D Digitization, Biomass Characterization, Food Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology of materials.