The International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE) was created in March 1987 as a consortium between the Generalitat de Catalunya and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). CIMNE employs currently some 150 scientists and engineers from different technical fields and nationalities (over 15 different countries), working in the development and application of numerical methods (basically the finite element method) to a wide class of engineering problems. The research activities of CIMNE cover non linear analysis and safety studies of structures, adaptive meshing, shape optimisation in structural and fluid dynamic problems, computational fluid dynamics, numerical simulation of material deformation and forming processes for the manufacturing industry. CIMNE takes an active part in R&D and innovation projects in different fields of engineering, in cooperation with universities, research organisations and companies worldwide. In the last 25-year period, CIMNE has taken part in more than 490 R+D projects with the financial support of the European Community and the Spanish Government, among other organisations as well as some 240 Spanish and international enterprises. The outcome of the research have been published in over 700 scientific publications, technical reports and educational software codes. CIMNE is the Secretariat of SEMNI (Sociedad Española de Métodos Numéricos en Ingeniería), IACM (International Association for Computational Mechanics) and ECCOMAS (European Community in Computational Methods in Applied Sciences). CIMNE has also successfully organised some 270 courses and seminars and 43 international conferences, in the field of numerical methods and their applications in engineering.
The role of CIMNE in ICMEg mainly consists of coordinating and networking stakeholders as well as standardization in the area of computational/numerical methods.