R&D institute


Dr. Vincent Jamier

0034 93 788 23 00



LEITAT is a private non-profit research centre and aims to collaborate with companies and institutions by adding technological value both to products and processes, and focuses its activity on research, development and industrial innovation. Since its foundation in 1906, LEITAT has prioritised its vocation of proximity by strengthening the principles of professionalism and respect to people and environment. LEITAT takes part in many national and European projects and develops private R&D projects funded by industrial partners. The centre is focused on providing sustainable growth through the promotion of R&D&I and technology transfer, in the context of creating long lasting value for companies satisfying the constantly changing global market demands.

Amongst others, our research expertise covers the following technology areas:

Advanced Materials for vehicles

Development of smart textiles and electronic integration

Elaboration of green composites based on natural fibres

Preparation of new polymers and biopolymers with advance properties

R&D on composites and nanocomposites of high performance and sustainable

Development of paints, coatings (e.g. anti-corrosive) and inks

Materials for batteries (lithium-ion, lithium-sulfur, lithium-air, aluminium-ion) and supercapacitors.

Lightweight material such as fibers, nanocomposite, bio-materials.

Material testing: ageing, mechanical and fire resistance, certification

Thermoelectric materials for cooling and heating

Design, Devices and Engineering

Advanced Manufacturing including printed electronics, additive manufacturing, smart robotics, composites processing

Enertronics including Thermoelectrics, Photonics and Photovoltaics, Energy Storage and Electrochemistry, Fuel cell technologies

Devices such as Sensors, biosensors, microstrip components

3D printing of new component designs and multi-material approach, electrode design

Hybrid systems such as combination of supercap and post-lithium

2nd life battery integration, recycling processes

Design of exhaust catalytic converters and antibacterial fuel tanks

Wireless and autonomous micro sensing, harvesting and energy storage platform.

Participation in EU Projects and International Activities

ALISE (H2020-NMP-GV-2014): Advanced Lithium Sulfur battery for Electrical vehicle develops a 500 Wh/Kg stable LiS cell capable of fulfilling the expectancies from European Automotive Industry needs and positioning European Companies.

ALION (H2020-NMP-2014-two-stage): High Specific Energy Aluminium-Ion Rechargeable Decentralized Electricity Generation Sources

BASMATI (H2020-NMP-PILOTS-2014): Bringing innovAtion by Scaling up nanoMATerials and Inks for printing

MATHERO (FP7-NMP-2013-SMALL-7): New materials for highly efficient and reliable organic solar cells

3D LightTrans (FP7-NMP-2010-LARGE-4): Large scale manufacturing technology for high-performance lightweight 3D multifunctional composites.

STABLE (FP7-2012-GC-MATERIALS): Stable high-capacity lithium-Air Batteries with Long cycle life for Electric cars. It involves innovation on anode, cathode and battery electrolyte technology.

GREENUP (CIP-2010-ECO): Improvement of the recycling polyester and leather tanning processes for products focused on the accomplishment of automotive recyclable upholstery.

ELVISUSTECH (LIFE-2010-ENV): End Life Vehicles: Innovative and Sustainable Technology for Achieving European Directive Targets.

ORF4AUTO (ERA NET-2012): New organic printable materials for large scale/low cost integrated RF systems onto automotive elements