Growing abroad

There is no doubt that CATEC has become one of the most advanced technological centres in Spain and a reference in R&D in Europe, especially in areas such as drones and unmanned systems, robotics and industry 4.0, additive manufacturing (3D printing) or non-destructive inspection, which are already marking the present and future of the aerospace industry and other important productive sectors. And not because we say it, but the results that we have achieved throughout our 11 years of history and professional trajectory talk by themselves.

We announced some days ago a new milestone in the history of FADA-CATEC, and especially in our internationalization and growth process towards foreign markets. This is no other than the first project in the field of technological developments in 3D printing outside the European continent, thanks to the collaboration with the company INVAP Argentina, which means our leap crossing the ocean to Latin America, precisely in an area of great value such as components and parts manufacturing for satellites and launchers for the space sector.

In a year in which precisely the city of Seville is assuming and leading the presidency of the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA), and Andalusia is boosting its growth in the aeronautical sector reached in the last decade, we are convinced that this new CATEC project will contribute to show the high technological and industrial capacity that our industry has and to continue encouraging our companies to keep on on this good path, betting on R&D and high added value activities.

The latest figures for the year 2017 are again clear and consolidate Andalusia as a region that has not stopped growing in turnover, employment and exports in the aerospace sector, and that already faces the future with new challenges and illusions. The new strategic plan of the sector must be a key element in all this, and the base for the Andalusian aerospace sector to continue growing abroad, with the support of all the agents involved and with the R&D and the promotion of innovation as main allies. Only this way will strengthen our position as a of the fastest growing industries in the European and international level, and with better prospects for the coming years.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC


Alan Krueger, advisor to former President Obama, visits CATEC’s facilities

The visit included a tour of the work areas of our Center and the presentation of projects and main lines of research developed

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Alan B. Krueger, a renowned American economist and adviser to former President Barack Obama, recently visited our facilities in order to see first- hand our technology related to aerospace sector.

The visit was organized by the Deputy Director of External Relations of the Engineering School of the University of Seville, Maria Angeles Martin Prats, also president of the Skylife Engineering company. The visit included a tour of the work areas of our Center and the presentation of projects and main lines of research developed by CATEC, such as unmanned systems, automation and robotics or Industry 4.0.

Alan Kruger, a professor at Princeton University, was chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors of the former US president. Barack Obama and member of his cabinet from 2011 to 2013. He was also Undersecretary of Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the US Department of the Treasury in 2009-10, and Chief Economist in the Department of Labor in 1994-95. He is also the founding director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center.

October 9th 2017
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