CIDETEC is a private organization for applied research founded in 1997 that seeks to contribute value to companies by harnessing, generating, and transferring technological knowledge. CIDETEC, currently employs a workforce of 215, 80% of whom are university graduates and 40% Ph.D holders. Its volume of activity came up to € 15M in 2021. Located in the Donostia-San Sebastián site of Gipuzkoa’s Scientific and Technological Park and with additional facilities at MUBIL, the Gipuzkoa Electromobility Hub, CIDETEC is comprised of three international technological reference institutes in energy storage, surface engineering, and nanomedicine.

Each institute has its own offices and installations furnished with top-of-the-line equipment, among them a pilot plant for integrated battery manufacture; first-rate European facilities specifically for the testing of batteries, equipment to synthesize, characterize and process polymers and advanced composites; and laboratories completely equipped for surface study, characterization and treatment.

CIDETEC’s role in GENEX will be, by using the patented 3R technology, optimizating the 3R resin formulations for ATL process; fabricating CF/3R-resin tapes with and without embedded FOS for composite laminates’ manufacturing; and studying the repairing processes via 3R patches. Complete characterization of the developped 3R materials will be done as well as the assessment in the use of the 3R formulations throughout the design, modeling, and manufacturing processes.