The Project Life SUPERHERO in the “Smart Buildings EU-funded Innovations” brochure

The first edition of the "Smart Buildings EU-funded Innovations" brochure, developed by SmartBuilt4EU Project, whose main objective is to consolidate and support the Smart Building Innovation Community, has been published. The brochure provides a collection of short sheets concerning 46 EU-funded projects, identified and selected for their strong relevance to [...]

Lecture on the Project EU Life SUPERHERO at the Polytechnic of Milan

The EU Research Project Life SUPERHERO "Sustainability and PERformances for HEROTILE-based energy efficient roofs" will be introduced also at Polytechnic of Milan. Prof. Julia Nerantzia Tzortzi has invited Giuliana Bonvicini of Centro Ceramico to give a presentation lecture concerning the abovementioned Project on May 3rd, 2021 as part of the [...]

Centro Ceramico at EMSS’21

On April 26th Centro Ceramico will attend the EM4SS'21 international online Workshop by Elisa Rambaldi, with the oral presentation "Porcelain stoneware tiles production minimizing the use of imported raw materials". The EM4SS Engineered Materials for Sustainable Structures international workshop, organized by the EN & TECH and CRICT research centers of [...]

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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

Research and Innovation

Today, research cannot ignore the essential concepts of sustainability and resilience or adaptability.
These are therefore the keywords that respond to the needs induced by the “New-Normal” of the post-COVID era and that guide all the topics of industrial interest in the lines of research of Centro Ceramico:
Ceramic Process“, “Ceramic Materials” and “Building: Digitization and Installation Systems“.
The researchers of Centro Ceramico are “adaptable”, flexible professionals, able to respond to multiple needs and requests, capable to work in synergy
to create ever new and innovative solutions in collaboration with their Customers.


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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