Center of support of technology and innovation (CATI)

Director of the center: Dr MASSIKA LANANE

Address: Campus Aboudaou
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Creation history:

A contract was concluded between the National Algerian Institute of industrial property and Bejaia University on March 05th, 2012 in order to implement a center of support of technology and innovation (CATI) of Bejaia.

Projects of creation of these centers were launched in application of the agreement between the National Algerian Institute of Industrial Property and the World Intellectual Property Organization (OMPI) which committed to provide technical and material support.

The main role of these latter is to bring closer the university and the company and allow an information and training exchange and also follow the innovation patents of researchers.  



This center is considered as a digital/ electronic library, as well as a training center and a support business center.


- It helps to improve national capacities and competences in the field of on-line database analysis relating to patents and millions of scientific and technical journals available on different social networks of the World Intellectual Property Organization (OMPI).
- Encourage the policy of promoting competitiveness of companies from industrial sector and in particular small and medium enterprises (PME).

- Stimulate innovation and technology transfer through establishing these networks, and thus allow emergence and development of a knowledge based-market, considered as the lever of creativity between research and economic sector.  



The Center of support of technology and innovation aims to:

- Facilitate the exploitation of bases of implementation of CATI projects in Algeria that contains technical, legal and commercial information;
- Support activities related to technology transfer and training;

- Remind about the number of research and innovations that are not exploited because of lack of coordination between university and companies.



Tél: (213) / 34 / 35
N° du poste: 232


Responsable du Hall de Technologie : M. YOUSFI Rachid

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Pedagogical laboratories of Hall of technology



1- Laboratory of resistance materials

This laboratory is equipped of eight test stand facilities (bending, torsion, fatigue, resilience, traction, stain gauge, hardness and photoelastic analysis) and a test stand facility of traction controlled by a computer.

This laboratory allows the students to determine the mechanical properties of metals and alloys, effect of geometric faults on the resistance of metals fatigue, measure stains with photoelastic analysis and determine principal directions of stains ; measure deformation by Wheatstone bridge.

Case study :

- Beams  
- Springs


2- Laboratory of metallography and heat treatment  

This laboratory is equipped of three muffle furnaces of 1200° maximal temperature, a chainsaw for cutting samples, polisher, an ultrasonic cleaning tank, a hardness machine Vickers/Rockwell and five optical microscopes.

This laboratory allows students in mechanical engineering to make practical works in order to:  

- Recognize the components existing in steels of mechanical construction, fonts and light alloys.  
- Study the transformation of these components under the influence of heat treatment cycles in correlation with diagram TTT (isothermal transformation) and diagram TRC (Transformations in continuous cooling)
- understand the correlation microstructures – mechanical properties of metallic materials.



3- Laboratory of metrology

This laboratory is directed to complete the training of students in term of dimensional analysis of mechanical parts. The metrology is an integral part of mechanical manufacture; it is about the control of all mechanical parts (measure dimensions, flatness, roughness, profiles…). The laboratory has all necessary equipments for all measures with different accuracy calculations (up to 1/1000 mm).


4- Laboratory of internal combustion engines:

This laboratory (internal combustion engines) has pedagogical equipment for the practical accompaniment of teaching on thermal engines.  


We have equipment that allows a better assimilation of theoretical courses studied about internal combustion engines. The laboratory is composed of:

- A test stand equipped with two engines (air-cooled single cylinder), one of them functions with petrol and the other with diesel. It allows identifying the main characteristics of these engines, such as curves, power and specific consumption.
- A Fiat engine 131 (for assembly and dismantling), to help students to familiarize themselves with the technology of these engines.


5- Laboratory of computer- assisted design and manufacturing (CFAO)

We have a laboratory composed of:

- A computer room for using computer- assisted design and manufacturing software.  

- A manufacturing room equipped of two numerically controlled machine tools (a turn and milling machine)


The activities of these rooms are as follows:

- 3D geometric modeling
- design of mechanical components and assemblies
- Simulation of mechanical behaviors
- Analyses of structures
- Simulation for manufacturing
- Management of technical data
- Tools of cooperation and cooperative engineering 

Workshops of Hall of Technology



1- Machine shop (turning, milling, adjustment and drilling):

This workshop is composed of 11 turns, 13 milling machines, 2 shapers, a grinding machine, 3 drill press, 8 bench-type drilling machine, 2 bench grinders, a chainsaw with disc on bati and a mechanical saw. 

Besides the practical works related to conventional machining processes (turning, milling, drilling,…), this workshop deals with most complex works like in the framework of practical works and projects of mechanical engineering training: gear hobbing, machining offset surfaces,…etc.

Furthermore, the workshop ensures the production of spare parts for different equipments of the structures of university (printing center, audiovisual, sports room, laboratories, automobile park…etc.).

Moreover, the workshop takes charge of different achievements in the framework of end of study projects and experimental devices for different departments.


2- Smelter:

This workshop is equipped of furnace for light alloys (up to 800°C), shotblasting, sand moulding material with different accessories and the complete equipment for making wooden models. 


3- workshop of welding and plastic deformation :

It is composed of 4 welding arc machines, 2 oxyacetylene welding machines, 2 oxycutting units, a spot welding, hydraulic press, a sheet metal bender and a sheet metal shears.


4- Technical drawing workshop:  

The Hall of technology has a design office intended for mechanical engineering students and three rooms of technical drawing, each room is equipped of 30 drawing tables.  


5- Software workshop :

This workshop is equipped of a computing equipment that allows to make practical works and handle softwares in the following fields :

- Computer assisted design (DAO)
- Management of computer assisted maintenance (GMAO)
- Different calculations in the field of fluid dynamics (CFD)
- Putting into practice different tools and methods of  operating safety

Hall Of Technology


Hall Of Technology




The Hall of Technology of Bejaia University has an important role in the course of study of students and the development of different services of university. Thanks to machines, laboratories and different equipments of this infrastructure, it allows to:  

  • ● Deliver practical work to students related to study plans of courses of different specialties;
  • ● Materialize the necessary experimental devices for end of study projects (PFE) and research works (magister and doctorate) of different departments
  • ● Repair equipments of different structures of university.