CTTC has been recognized by AENOR with the certification UNE 166002:2006 for R&D Management Systems that controls the procedures that must be followed to ensure the efficiency management of the R+D activities. This certification has been internally implemented as a group of 12 procedures that are periodically revised and yearly audited. During 2016, the certification has been adapted to UNE 166002:2014. In May 2016 the annual audit has been performed and passed without not conformities. During 2017 the procedures will be further revised and improved according to the audit feedback and towards the certification renewal, for maintaining an efficient R&D Management System and continuously enhancing it.

The objective of the norm UNE166002:2014  is to document, implement and maintain an efficient R&D Management System. This norm is based on the plan-do-check-act (PDCA) cycle methodology and controls the different procedures that must be followed to perform the different tasks and activities in a R&D institution in an organized and documented manner. More specifically, it controls the preparation of proposals for public/private funding, the R&D project management, the R&D experimental spaces management, the purchase processes, human resources, technology transfer, exploitation of R&D results, identification and analysis of opportunities, and the global supervision of the institution project portfolio.

As part of the implementation of the UNE 166002:2014 for R&D Management Systems, the Direction Board of CTTC is committed to foster high quality research, development and innovation by improving and periodically revising the efficiency of the R&D Management System.