A year of consolidation and growth

We close the year 2016 taking balance of the work that FADA-CATEC has continued developing this exercise to continue promoting innovation and the application of new technologies to improve the competitiveness of companies in the aerospace sector in Andalusia and Spain. A work that has allowed us to consolidate and continue to grow in this task and is reflected in our intense research and technological development activity, with the development of new R&D projects at national and international level, and also in the rest of services and activities that the Center has promoted or participated with companies and other entities with the aim of boosting the culture of innovation and excellence in the aeronautics industry and other sectors.

From participating in the most important fairs and business meetings in the aerospace sector such as ADM Seville, to technical seminars, scientific conferences or events of informative interest where we have put in value the knowledge and the pioneering experience of our Center in the most relevant lines of activity of the present and future of aviation, such as World Space Week or Researchers' Night, for example.

Also new milestones for the aeronautical industry in our country, such as the first industrial inspection of a Spanish refinery through the use of an aircraft, or being selected as the only national technological center that has received funding to participate in the competition International MBZIRC, the largest global event in the field of aerial robotics to be held in Abu Dhabi next March. Or the new Alliance TRISPACE, which we have promoted from CATEC and is the first consortium of three Spanish technology centers to offer a wide and complete technological offer to develop new business opportunities for the space industry in Europe.

A year, therefore, to be satisfied with the achievements and reaffirm that we are on the right path. But also to be aware we must continue working in this line, helping our companies to meet successfully the challenges and objectives of the sector in its transformation towards the new Factory 4.0. For a 2017 full of new projects for the aerospace sector. Happy New Year.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
CATEC Director Manager




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