Ceramics in BIM design

During SAIE 2020 in the Ceramic and Brick Area, the path will be promoted - established by Confindustria Ceramica in cooperation with Centro Ceramico and Logindex - for the digitization of the "ceramic tile product" in BIM. The Confindustria Ceramica guidelines for ceramic tiles, developed by a Working Group made [...]

Project EU Life SUPERHERO launched at SAIE 2020

In the framework of the program of meetings and seminars scheduled during the 4-days fair, Confindustria Ceramica has organized the launch of the new Project EU Life SUPERHERO coordinated by Centro Ceramico. The conference, entitled "Sustainability and performance of energy efficient roofs", will be held on Friday Oct. 16th at [...]

The Project TIMESAFE at SAIE 2020

On Friday Oct. 16th, from 9:30 to 13:00 at Stand B25 during SAIE 2020, the Conference on "Innovation in Emilia-Romagna Region - POR FESR Projects: results and future prospects" will be held, organized by Clust-ER Edilizia e Costruzioni. An overview of the different POR-FESR Projects in progress will be done, [...]

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Architecture and ceramics have always been an excellent union. Starting from 2018,
Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has chosen to adopt the services of Centro Ceramico,
recognizing its expertise, reliability and international authority.


Experience and expertise on Enterprises’ service

Centro Ceramico is a research and experimentation centre for the ceramic industry, established in 1976 and managed by a University Consortium composed of:

It carries out its activity on two headquarters: Bologna and Sassuolo, the latter operating since 2000 in the heart of the Ceramic District.

The laboratories in Bologna are accredited by Accredia (no. 0058) in compliance with the Standard UNI CEI EN ISO/IEC 17025.
Accreditation ensures that the test and inspection reports, as well as the certifications (system, product and personnel) bearing the Accredia logo, are issued in compliance with the most rigorous international requirements for conformity assessment and behind a constant and strict surveillance action on the behavior of the responsible operators (Laboratories and Bodies).

Centro Ceramico is also accredited as Industrial Research Laboratory of the Emilia Romagna High Technology Network: for Companies, this translates into knowledge, instruments and resources for product and process innovation.

About us


The lines of research of Centro Ceramico have always concerned the study and characterization of ceramic materials, aiming at product, process and system innovation.
For several years our laboratories have also been committed to the study and development of emerging topics, in accordance with the strategic themes indicated in the main European Calls, always in the perspective of sustainability and circular economy, such as for example smart materials, geopolymers, materials and technologies for the energy efficiency of buildings,


The lines of research carried out by Centro Ceramico meet the requirements of the ONU 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In particular, they fall into the following Goals:


The headquarters of Centro Ceramico cover, in total, an area of 8300 m2.
The laboratories are equipped with instruments and facilities for quality control and marking tests and for analyses and characterisation of both traditional and advanced ceramic materials.


Centro Ceramico, as an accredited laboratory, has as its main goal the quality of the services provided, whether they are tests on raw materials and finished products, or on order research,
always keeping in view Customer satisfaction.

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true art and science

(A. Einstein)

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