Creative Design is one of the fundamental resources to sustain the competitive advantage of firms. The design, not only is an "Italian" value all over the world, but also represents the basis of product innovation, through which enterprises are able to find out new solutions in order to satisfy the needs of a fast changing market. This means that creative design, like technology transfer, is one of the levers of innovation, in full harmony with the Galileo’s institutional mission statement: “knowing to innovate”.
MaTech is the Innovation and Materials Research Centre of Galileo Science and Technology Park in Padua.
The attention paid today to innovative materials and technologies is constantly growing: especially during periods of economic crisis, product innovation is a key factor to maintain market competitiveness. MaTech particularly exploits the opportunities offered by the technology transfer: materials and technologies that are already widely used in some sectors, become a source of innovation for other types of products. Applying already industrialized materials not only can avoid a lengthy and costly research process but also could help to drastically reduce the time needed to identify the material and its final application.
MaTech aims at supporting local enterprises in the research for product innovation in the short and medium period, through the use of innovative materials and technologies.