The International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) is a research organization created in 1987 at the heart of the prestigious Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) as a partnership between the Government of Catalonia and UPC. The aim of CIMNE is the development of numerical methods and computational techniques for advancing knowledge and technology in engineering in applied sciences.
CIMNE's headquarters are located at the heart of the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Barcelona. CIMNE has also premises at different buildings in several campus of the UPC. CIMNE has also offices in Spain in Madrid, Terrassa and Ibiza. In 2005 CIMNE started its international expansion and since then has created the following international branches: CIMNE Latinoamerica (Non-profit Foundation in Santa Fe, Argentina); CIMNE USA (Non-profit Corporation in Washington DC, USA); CIMNE Singapore (Non-profit Corporation in Singapore) and CIMNE Beijing (China).
CIMNE employs some 200 scientists and engineers who work in the different offices of CIMNE around the world. CIMNE has also established a network of 28 Classrooms and Joint Labs in partnership with Universities in Spain and 10 Latin American countries.
The research and technology development (RTD) activities of CIMNE cover a wide spectrum of topics ranging from classical engineering fields such as civil, mechanic, environmental, naval, marine and offshore, food, telecommunication and bio-medical engineering, computer sciences and applied sciences such as material sciences bio-medicine, computational physics, nature, social and economic sciences and multimedia sciences, among others.
Over the last 25 years, CIMNE has taken part in over 2000 RTD projects in cooperation with some 500 companies, universities and research centers worldwide.