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The Tecnocampus Mataró-Maresme Foundation is the public entity in charge of managing the university and technology park. Promoted by Mataró City Council, it is a private-law foundation with a vocation for public service in education and business development.
The highest governing body of the Foundation is the Board of Trustees, which is represented by the public administration, Pompeu Fabra University, business and trade union organisations and civil society organisations. Accordingly, the Foundation is inspired by a triple helix model
The genesis of the Tecnocampus can be traced back to 1982, with the creation of the Polytechnic University School of Mataró, from the already consolidated Miquel Biada Municipal Institute of Vocational Training. This university engineering centre was the result of the drive of Mataró City Council and the industrial fabric itself at a time when Mataró was strongly focused on industrial activity and one of the most dynamic cities in the country in terms of business creation. A year later, in 1994, the Maresme University School (EUM) was created by the Maresme County Council, with affiliation to Pompeu Fabra University.
In 1999, Mataró City Council launched the Master Plan for the Information Society, which defines the TecnoCampus concept, which was launched in 2010 in the city's new expansion area, in El Rengle, on the seafront.
Since 2010, the university courses available at the Tecnocampus have grown, with studies in the fields of engineering, video games, audiovisual, business management, marketing, logistics, tourism, nursing, activity physics and sports or physiotherapy that have surpassed the figure of 3.500 students. The 17 degrees and double degrees that can be taken are complemented by postgraduate and master's courses, with the seal of Pompeu Fabra University, to which the university degrees of the TecnoCampus are affiliated.
The technology park offers the regional business network a window to internationalisation, financing and growth services, this is specifically relevant to the more than one hundred companies based at the park.