The TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme Foundation is a nonprofit organization initiated by the Mataró City Council and the Maresme County Council in order to manage and develop the university studies and business and enterprise park of the TecnoCampus. It is a private-law foundation with a public service vocation in the field of education and business development.
The governance of Foundation, which is overseen by the Boards of Governors, the highest governance body, is based on a system of public and private collaboration. The Boards of Governorsis made up of representatives from public authorities, the university and the company. In this respect, the Foundation’s structure takes its inspiration from a triple helix model.
The origins of TecnoCampus date back to 1982, with the creation of the Polytechnic University College of Mataró from the well-established Miquel Biada Municipal Vocational Training Institute. This university engineering centre was the result of the efforts of the Mataró City Council and the textile industry itself, at a time when Mataró was an area heavily focused on industrial activity, being one of the country’s most dynamic cities in terms of business creation. In 1994, an important step forward was taken with the creation of the Maresme University College (EUM) by the County Council, with the affiliation of the Pompeu Fabra University.
In 1991, the Board of Directors at the Polytechnic came to the conclusion that the centre’s future had to go hand in hand with the development of new campus facilities and a model underpinned by a strong commitment to extremely close ties to the company sector. With this in mind, the Mataró City Council, under the College’s technical supervision, developed the Information Society Master Plan, which set out the TecnoCampus concept that went on to become a reality in 2010 in the city’s new development area, El Rengle, right on the seafront.
19 July 2017New Strategic Plan 2022
Preparation of the new Strategic Plan 2022, which should lead the consolidation of TecnoCampus as a center of academic excellence and as a technology park.
01 January 2012Start Strategic Plan 2012-16
Start of the 2012-2016 Strategic Plan, which has led to the economic balance, the total employment of the park with more than 120 companies, doubling the university offer and tripling the number of students.
16 September 2011Start of ESCS activity
Start of the activity at the ESCS, School of Health Sciences, assigned to Pompeu Fabra University.
01 January 2010Inauguration of the new TecnoCampus building at El Rengle
Inauguration of the new TecnoCampus al Rengle building. Start-up of the Park and definition of the service portfolio for entrepreneurship and the three associated centers.
01 January 2009Subrogation to the Foundation of activities and services
Subrogation to the Foundation of the activity of the EUM and the EUPMT and the services of creation of companies of the City Council.
01 January 2009Implementation of the new model of degrees
Between 2009 and 2010, implementation of the new model of degrees in the European Higher Education Area.
01 January 2007CETEMMSA becomes a Foundation
CETEMMSA becomes a Foundation. It goes from a strictly territorial link to a sectoral link and, in particular, to an electronic printed sector.
01 January 2004Change of mission of the Foundation
The Foundation changes its mission and becomes the entity that promotes the park. Definition of the TecnoCampus model, technology park and innovation.
01 January 1999Master Plan for the Information Society
Master Plan for the Information Society of Mataró. Creation of the TecnoCampus Foundation.
01 January 1994EUM
Creation of the EUM, the Maresme University School, by the Consell Comarcal del Maresme.
01 January 1992Creation of CETEMMSA
Creation of CETEMMSA by the employers of Mataró and the Maresme.
01 January 1982Creation of the EUPMT
Creation of the Polytechnic University School, by the City Council of Mataró.
The TecnoCampus is the combination of a university centre and a technology park, managed in a concentrated way in order to create a true virtuous circle between the university and the company. We are committed to the slogan‘Where the university and the company go hand in hand’.