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Education & Training


Travel and Location, Venue

The Centre Tecnològic de Telecomunicacions de Catalunya (CTTC), located in Castelldefels (Barcelona), is a private non-profit R&D centre with substantial funding support from the regional autonomous government of Catalonia along with research and development partnership with industry.

Started in 2001 with young graduates, engineering and PhD holders, it is currently the only research institution where research and technology development are combined to provide response in the range of precompetitive research and engineering demonstration models. During the last ten years CTTC has managed to transform enthusiasm and capability, as the dominant skills, into competence, yet preserving the initial motivation for advanced research and innovation.

Research activities at the CTTC, both fundamental and applied, mainly focus on technologies related to the physical, data-link and network layers of communication systems, and to the Geomatics. So far, four distinct research divisions have been identified in the Research Unit: Communication Networks, Communication Systems, Communication Technologies and Geomatics. CTTC has contributed to more than 50 papers in international journals and more than 150 papers in international conferences per year. In addition. CTTC also manages an IPR portfolio of 67 granted patents, belonging to 20 families, awarded in different countries in EU, USA, Japan, and China.

CTTC is located at the Mediterranean Technology Park, in the metropolitan area of Castelldefels (Barcelona). The Park has excellent road and rail links to Barcelona´s city center and airport.

CTTC address:
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 7
08860 Castelldefels

Travel and Location, City

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid. Barcelona is today one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair/exhibitions and cultural and sports centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities. Indeed, it is a major economic centre and a growing financial center. One of Europe's principal Mediterranean ports can be found here, as well as Barcelona international airport, which handles about 30 million passengers per year. It also boasts an extensive motorway network and is a hub of high-speed rail. Barcelona is the 16th-most-visited city in the world and the fourth most visited in Europe after Paris, London, and Rome, with several million tourists every year.