The Institute

The Centro Tecnológico para la Innovación en Comunicaciones CeTIC® (Technological Centre for Innovation in Communications) was transformed into the Instituto para el Desarrollo Tecnológico y la Innovación en Comunicaciones IDeTIC® (Institute for Technological Development and Innovation in Communications) on March 21st 2010 (BOC- 25th March 2010). The IDetIC is a University Research Institute that belongs to the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC).


The CeTIC was created in 2006 by joining three Research Groups, with more than 10 years of experience, to which two new groups were incorporated in early 2009. In addition, during the creation processes of the CeTIC in 2006 and IDeTIC in 2010, we have been nationally assessed by the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva ANEP (Spanish National Agency for Assessment and Foresight), obtaining the highest grade in both cases.


Our staff consists of researchers (in-house of the ULPGC and hired), trainees (Ph.D. students or undergraduates or postgraduates doing their thesis) and collaborators. Our research is supported by more than 200 publications in journals and international conferences, being the outcome of the participation in more than fifty research projects of different international and Spanish public institutions, and companies.


The IDeTIC is composed of the following Research Divisions: Division of Photonics Technology and Communications (DTFC), Division of Communications Engineering (DIC), Division of Digital Signal Processing (DPDS), Division of Emerging Technology Applied to Language and Literature, and Division of Networks and Telematics Services.​