Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas de Gipuzkoa
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|Headquarters||Donostia-San Sebastian, Spain|
|Alejo Avello, Pedro Crespo|
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|Parent||University of Navarre|
CEIT (which stands for Centro de Estudios e Investigaciones Técnicas or 'Centre for Technical Research and Studies' in English) is a non-profit research institute created by the University of Navarra in 1982 and located in Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, in northern Spain. CEIT carries out applied industrial research projects through collaboration with industrial R&D departments on a contractual basis. In 2010 CEIT had a workforce of around 300 and an annual budget of over €32 million. Hitherto 12 spin-offs have been created in which there are over 300 people employed.
CEIT belongs to the IK4 Research Alliance with 9 members from the Basque Country: CEIT, Cidetec, Gaiker, Ideko, Ikerlan, Tekniker, Vicomtech, Azterlan and Lortek. It has also ties with Tecnun School of Engineering, the Fraunhofer Society in Germany, the European Bioengineering Alliance, the European Rail Research Network of Excellence EURNEX and other R&D institutions and research centres on the world.
The work of CEIT is divided across several core research areas: Materials Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Electronics & Communications, Environmental Engineering, Microelectronics & Microsystems and Biomedical Engineering. Some notable researchers include Javier Gil Sevillano, Pedro Crespo, Jordi Viñolas and current Director Alejo Avello. Recent noteworthy projects have included biorobotics and surgical simulation, technological applications for the support of independent living for the elderly (the 'Confidence' project), advanced water treatment technologies, and Integrated Circuits Design for RFID Applications.
- Alejo Avello Director of CEIT.
- Pedro Crespo Head of the Electronics & Communications Department at CEIT.
- Jaizki Mendizabal CEIT researcher and author on dual RF (radio frequency) receivers for GPS and Galileo (satellite navigation) systems.
- Javier Gil Sevillano Head of the Materials Department at CEIT.
- CEIT Official Website
- IK4 Research Alliance Official Website
- European Bioengineering Alliance Official Website
- EURNEX Official Website
- The CONFIDENCE Project