The INTEXTER is an academic unity of “Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya” founded in 1962, whose main objective is research promotion in the textile industry and related sector, as well as industrial cooperation by essays, appraisals, standardization work, homologation and certification.

The Institute participates in R+D projects with local, state and European public funding or in agreement with private companies.

The training of researchers is another objective of the Institute and for this reason, it’s part of the academic direction of the Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in textile and paper engineering, as well as the Doctoral Program in Environmental Engineering, both of the UPC.

The Institute is a member of the Technological Innovation Centre in UPC (CIT-UPC), it is recognized as a developed centre TECNIO of Agency for Company competitiveness in Generalitat de Catalunya, it takes part of international network of Textile Transfer Network (TEXTRANET) and is member of TEXFOR