Fundación para el Fomento de la Innovación Industrial
In 1992 this Foundation began its journey. It did so after a long process of reconversion of the former Board of Industrial Laboratories of the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers of Madrid, founded in 1949, with the creation of the Electrical Verifications Laboratory, origin of the current LCOE.
The founding act of formal constitution takes place on November 2th of that year, which makes 1992 our first year, from an agreement was signed between the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Mr. Claudio Aranzadi, and the Rector of the UPM, Mr. Rafael Portaencasa, establishing the guidelines to be followed in the participation of both entities in the government and support of the Foundation.
The founding act of formal incorporation took place on 2 November of that year, making 1992 our first financial year.
These first years of life have provided endless experiences and a lot of work, to reach the current structure, with very high-level human and technical resources, which allow us to face future challenges with the same dynamism and enthusiasm shown in this first period.
High Voltage Technology Center
The F2I2 High Voltage Technology Center (CTAT) is configured as a support tool for industry and I+D+i in the electrotechnical field.
Its structure, staff and facilities, together with its experience, prestige, accreditations and national and international recognition make it an international reference in High Voltage and Metrology.
Low Voltage, EMC, Energy Efficiency and Photometry
For more than 70 years, the LCOE has been faithful to its creative spirit, which is none other than to provide testing, measurement and inspection services in the electrotechnical field, continuously updated and improved both in services and in the field of action, to reality. current industry and future challenges.
Homologation of Vehicles and Components
The LCOE is a Technical Service for Homologation of Vehicles and Components (STHV) appointed by the Spanish Homologation Authority (Ministry of Industry).
Within its scope of action, the LCOE carries out the necessary tests and inspections to obtain the corresponding homologation passwords (E9), for the type of vehicle, components, and individual homologation.
Also acting at the national level, LCOE acts as a Laboratory for Reforms of Vehicles and Cataloging of Historic Vehicles.
Automobile Certification Unit (UCA)
The Unidad de Certificación del Automóvil (UCA) The Automobile Certification Unit is the category C and D technical service designated by the Spanish Homologation Authority to carry out Initial Assessment and Production Conformity activities.
It has been carrying out this activity since 2007, auditing manufacturers in the automotive sector to comply with the compliance assurance requirements in the different framework regulations of the automotive sector.
Consulting and Training
The training activities developed by the Foundation began in 1992. To date, the Foundation has been increasing and diversifying the areas of knowledge taught. Although all of them have had a face-to-face nature and throughout the national territory, in recent years the offer has been expanded with the distance modality, both with online courses and live broadcasts (“streaming”).
Concerted Laboratories (LLCC)
At the ETSII, around 700 researchers carry out research, development and innovation activities in very diverse areas of knowledge, which allows us to tackle complex multidisciplinary projects:
Renewable Energies (Wind and Solar Thermal), Nuclear Power of Fission and Fusion, Combustion, Efficiency and Sustainability, Electric Vehicle, Automobiles, Railways, Road Safety, Manufacturing, Mechanical, Laser, Tribology, Microfabrication, Vibrations, Ultrasound, Noise, Noise Pollution, Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials, Bio-engineering, Strength of Materials, Structures, Electronics, Mocroelectronics, Power Electronics, Robotics, Intelligent Control, Advanced Systems Simulation, Computer Vision, Projects, Mathematical and Statistical Models, Companies, etc.
- Cooperation with all stakeholders
- Vision of the future: dynamics of continuous innovation
- Quality (continuous improvement, impartiality and consistent operation.)
- Involvement and commitment of people