Established with the aim of creating up to 12 technology-based companies and facilitating the transfer of 3D printing technologies to society, the XaRFA network comprises 28 research groups from 14 Catalan entities.

We offer a guided and supervised roadmap through 4 action programmes:

  1. Organizing, monitoring, and evaluating the activities and results of the XaRFA project, while ensuring gender equality.
  2. Identification and continuous international promotion of the technological results achieved by the members of the XaRFA, with the aim of facilitating their transfer to the industrial sector through meetings and events.
  3. The XaRFA members will be trained and prepared to commercialize their technologies through the development of necessary skills and activities.
  4. Select and accelerate additive manufacturing technologies that possess the highest potential for XaRFA through the XaRFA2Market program.


The XaRFA aims to improve the transfer, valorization, and internationalization of research focused on additive manufacturing, developed by the Catalan R+D+I network.



The XaRFA project will culminate in the XaRFA2Market program. We will guide and support the 12 spinoffs/groups of the network throughout the entire process: from identification and acceleration to transfer to the market.



Our values ​​are based on the responsibility to generate shared and enriching spaces and synergies, commitment to the institutions and entities that are members of the network, and the challenge of generating and transferring value for society by providing real and quality technological solutions, while taking care of the environment and ensuring inclusivity.