The CC ACT was founded by the engineering companies providing services which are members of the Technology Network Process Control Technology consortium (TN PCT).  The consortium has been since 2002 connecting public research institutions and services providing engineering companies with the aim to foster the transfer of knowledge and technologies to industrial practice and to develop new products and services for the market. The activity of the network was mainly carried out in the form of consortium research and development projects in which participated research institutions, services providing engineering companies and industrial companies end-users of control technology.

In the middle of last decade, the members of TN PCT concluded that in the changed conditions the consortium form of the network organization is no longer adequate for the implementation of the common mission and goals. Therefore, they decided to establish a legal entity, named the Competence Centre for Advanced Control Technologies (CC ACT), for preparation and implementation of the network’s consortium projects. The established legal entity was named after the successful project carried out in years 2011-2013.

In its current form, the CC ACT started work on March 1, 2016.

In 2017, the CC ACT was actively involved in the preparation of action plans of Strategic Development and Innovation Partnerships (SRIP) in the field of SRIP “Factory of the Future” (SRIP FoF).  SRIP FoF was formed , together with Jožef Stefan Institute, Chamber of Commerce of Slovenia and TECOS Center for Tools development, as a system of 4 clusters, with the CC ACT being the holder and beneficiary of the cluster Control systems and technologies – CST cluster.