COSMOB is a Technological Centre for the wood and furniture sector and it supports companies in increasing the technical value and the performances of their products.

The support provided by many experts, according to an integrated approach, is planned around the needs of each company; in this sense, the technicians can rely on the "Technological Laboratory for Quality": built over 20 years ago, it makes possible the providing of several services, such as technical training of personnel, definition of technical specifications, product design and prototyping, production and suppliers control, certification of materials, products and processes; COSMOB also gives a significant contribution regarding communication, especially by helping companies in highlighting the added value of their products, obtained thanks to the above mentioned services.

Moreover, the centre is involved in supporting companies in their processes of technological innovation, by promoting research and development in partnership with leading technology centres, research institutions and Italian and European Universities.

Today Cosmob counts among its shareholders more than 200 firms, in particular furniture producers as well as manufacturing of wood working machinery.

In summary, key competences of COSMOB are:

  •   Research and technology Innovation
  •   Quality of materials, products and processes, thanks to the Technological Laboratory for Quality, equipped with a wide range of specialized machinery and instruments for tests and experiments)
  •   Professional training
  •   Product design and rapid prototyping (within the new FabLab)
  •   Internationalization

Cosmob is certified according to the UNI CEI EN ISO 17025.

In detail, Cosmob operates in several areas:

- Quality, by carrying on chemical and mechanical laboratory tests on materials and products of the wood and furniture sector (In this sense, the Technological Laboratory for Quality is recognized according the UNI 6 EN ISO/IEC 17025 – general requisites for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories)

- R&D, by participating, at national and international level, at research and innovation project in the field of new materials, domotics, digital prototyping and innovative products (for functionality and design)

- Internationalization, by participating at cooperation projects aimed at the enhancing of competitiveness of PMI

- Design, by supporting companies in developing innovative, functional and eco-sustainable products

- Training, by organizing courses aimed at students, workers and entrepreneurs for the increasing of their technical knowledge