Aimen Technology Centre
AIMEN is a Non-Profit association constituted by 100 companies, which supplies technological support to more than 400 companies dedicated to industrial or commercial activity related to metallurgy, automotive sector, civil construction, mechanics, shipbuilding, chemicals, foundry, machinery, ceramics, food, cement, wood and its by- products, plastics, engineering, assembly and others. AIMEN promotes and undertakes research, as well as improves manufacturing technologies in these sectors.
Located in the Northwest of Spain, AIMEN is a highly professionalized organisation with more than 230 employees specialised in Materials Science, Manufacturing Process Engineering, Control Engineering, and Laser Processing. Its mission is to improve competitiveness and technology know-how of Manufacturing Industry.
AIMEN has active presence in the main European and National technology platforms and initiatives related with photonics and manufacturing technologies, specifically in PHOTONICS21 (related to the Photonic21 cPPP), EFFRA (related to Factories of the Future PPP), and EU Platforms like EUCOG. AIMEN has an active role in these initiatives and has contributed to the definition of R&D&I priorities at European or national level, including the RIS3-Galicia strategy. AIMEN is also present in other national and international expert panels, consulting committees, groups and societies like SECPhO (Southern European Cluster in Photonics and Optics as well in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), International Institute of Welding (IIW), EARTO, the European Laser Institute (ELI), and several sectorial industry clusters (automotive, shipbuilding, metalworking).