Strengthening bonds of collaboration

In CATEC we have always had a clear idea that technological innovation and development are fundamental to make the aerospace industry more advanced and competitive by offering products of the highest quality that contribute true added value to the aeronautic and space market. For this to be possible, it is essential to promote collaboration and cooperation between businesses (as OEMs as SMEs), technological centers, and general research companies in order to strengthen synergies and knowledge transfers. Without these synergies and transfers, everything would be harder to achieve by ourselves.

A perfect scenario for this are the fairs or technological events of reference in the sector, like Málaga´s Foro Transfiere or the World Mobile Congress. In these events the leading technology companies from Spain, Europe, and the world meet to present their new and innovative technologies. Besides, these events also allows experts to exchange ideas and experiences, take advantage of business opportunities, and even start collaborating on new R+D projects.

CATEC has had the privilege to participate in both events. We have presented our latest technological novelties in areas as important as additive manufacturing (also known as 3D-printing) and new production methods for aeronautic factories of the future, or new technologies to monitor and control drones through the new 4G telephone networks (in a pioneering initiative with Vodafone).

And we have been able to confirm that Spanish (and Andalusian) R+D is in good health. Our positioning in the aerospace field and in other areas and related industries have solid foundations despite having gone through the last difficult years of the crisis. As we have proved, strengthening bonds of collaboration is a fundamental condition to continue developing new technologies and processes that allow us to improve our activity. Only by collaborating with businesses, research centers and institutions will it be possible to reach the objectives that we create.

Thus, we walk on a good path, but we should not become too complacent and insist in continuing this way. Only through work, commitment and collaboration will we manage to continue with a firm step on the correct path which will position us and our R+D where it deserves to be: at the head of the international level.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC

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A day of flights at the ATLAS Center closes the UNVEX ECO-AGRO Congress on the application of drones to the sector of agriculture and the environment


It took place from October 9-11 in Seville and Jaen and was the first and only event in Spain and Europe dedicated specifically to the application of drones and unmanned aircraft to the agriculture and the environment sectors


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The ATLAS Experimental Flight Center of Villacarrillo in Jaen hosted the closing day of the UNVEX ECO-AGRO Congress, the first held in Spain dedicated to the sector of remotely piloted aerial systems (RPAS / UAS / drones) and its applications in agriculture and the environment.
 
The day included different demonstration flights with this type of technologies by several companies and specialized entities in this field. The session was inaugurated by the President of the Provincial Council of Jaen, Francisco Reyes, and the general director of the Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia IDEA and president of the Andalusian Foundation for Aerospace Development (FADA), Antonio Gonzalez Marin.
 
The objective of this last day of UNVEX ECO-AGRO was to show how drones fly and the advantages that its use can have in different productive sectors such as agriculture or the protection of natural spaces. During the day were also celebrated several roundtables with lectures by experts on use of these technologies in the field of agriculture and security.
 
The congress closed its doors with great success after hosting two previous days in Seville of conferences, exhibition area and business meetings between companies and attending entities. The event was organized by FADA-CATEC, the company IDS and the Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES), and brought together the key players in the agricultural, food and environmental sectors, such as associations ASAJA, UPA and COAG in addition to the large industries and multinationals, service companies, technicians and developers in the field of RPAS from all over Spain (Boeing Research & Technology Europe, Babcock, Indra, Airbus D & S Intelligence, Altran, Elecnor-Deimos or AERTEC Solutions, among others) .
 
The event was also supported by the Andalusian Regional Government through the Regional Ministries of Employment, Agriculture and Environment.

A day of flights at the ATLAS Center closes the UNVEX ECO-AGRO Congress on the application of drones to the sector of agriculture and the environment

A day of flights at the ATLAS Center closes the UNVEX ECO-AGRO Congress on the application of drones to the sector of agriculture and the environment


December 29th 2017
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