Centre d’innovació i Tecnologia BARCELONATECH



CITCEA is characterised by its expertise in mechatronics
and enertronics, especially in the fields of power electronics
and digital control.

• Mechatronics involves working with electrical and electronic
equipment, power electronics, microprocessor control and
communications, digital signal processing (DSP) and automation.
• Enertronics involves energy innovation in all activities related
to the electricity sector and electric power,  from its generation
to its consumption.

CITCEA provides businesses with the following types of projects:

Design and development of static power converters controlled digitally using microcontrollers and DSP.

Design and improvement of mechanical equipment so that all current technologies in electronics, control, information science and communications can be used.

Improved management, control and quality of electric power from its production to its consumption, including renewable energies and integration into the electricity grid.

Automation of machines and industrial processes using programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and computers.

DC power supplies.

Machine digital control using microcontrollers and DSP, including the acquisition and processing of data and signals. Control of DC and induction engines, embedded PCs, etc.

Fast and ultra-fast battery chargers, introduction of electric vehicles.

Equipment monitoring the quality of the electricity grid, remote monitoring by mobile phone or Internet, diagnosis of disturbances, proposals to eliminate sensitivity to disturbances, executive project for the solution.

CITCEA develops turnkey projects for businesses in various sectors and accompanies its clients all the way up to the industrialisation phase.

It operates in the following sectors:

Capital goods productionEnergy and the environmentIndustrial automation



Wind power, solar power and microgrids.


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  • Study of the installation of flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) to ensure that distribution grids are safe

    Study of the influence of FACTS in emergencies. Avoiding network saturation problems thanks to FACTS. Maximising network energy efficiency and optimising the location of FACTS.

  • Design and construction of a working prototype power converter for an induction furnace.

  • Equipment producing a 200 kW plasma lance used for high-efficiency waste treatment.

  • Advice, development supervision, manufacturing and testing for the ALBA synchrotron’s power supplies.