Technological milestones to keep on growing

A new year ends and it's time to take stock of the work done and technological milestones achieved by FADA-CATEC in 2017, which confirms one more year the good work we have carried out to foster innovation and technological development in the aerospace sector in general.
 
These results confirm we are one of the most advanced research and technology centers in the sector in Spain and Europe, especially in fields such as robotics, unmanned systems and new advanced manufacturing processes (Factory of the Future, Industry 4.0), in addition to additive manufacturing technology (3D printing). We do not say it, but Administrations and entities with their awards and recognitions have valued this year in a very special way the work and effort that our Center and its researchers, experts and technicians have developed looking for constant technological innovation. A great support to the role that FADA-CATEC plays in the sector, working for R&D to become an indispensable element in our aerospace companies.
 
We are especially proud of the Innovation Radar Prize 2017, granted by the European Commission, and the Jury Innovation Prize of the "EU Drone Awards", collected in the European Parliament, for our latest developments in the field of unmanned robotic systems, which are already a global milestone. Also of the awards of the Andalusian Aerospace Cluster, HELICE, the Academy of Social Sciences and the Environment of Andalusia, or the "Antonio Torres" Prize of the IV National Congress of R&D in Defence and Security , which serve as an incentive to keep on working for innovation and strengthening the competitiveness of our aerospace sector.
 
There are many other important initiatives and technological projects that we have carried out last year, among which I would like to highlight the participation in international robotics competition MBZIRC, in which the team formed by CATEC achieved important results among the best and most prestigious universities and research centers around the world; or the organization of UNVEX ECO-AGRO, the first congress in Spain devoted specifically to the drone sector and its applications in agriculture and the environment, and which is now a national reference. No less relevant was the collaboration on technological milestones as the first drone flight identified, geolocated and controlled through the mobile network, using Vodafone's 4G network and carried out in Seville.
 
In short, it has been a year to be satisfied with the successes achieved and to reaffirm our trajectory in these ten years of life of FADA-CATEC, but also to make us see that only with good work will we be able to achieve the challenges of the aerospace sector, helping our companies and the industry to reach them. For a 2018 full of new projects, Happy New Year!
 
Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC

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CATEC attends the Space Tech Expo, the largest international fair in the space sector in Europe


Our Center participated as a member of the STAR3 alliance to present and promote its services and technological capabilities in this area and attract new business opportunities to European space industry


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CATEC attended the international Space Tech Expo Europe 2017, held in Bremen (Germany) from November 19 to 21, where it has participated as part of the technological alliance STAR3, which our Center maintains with the CTA (Aeronautics Technology Center) and TECNALIA.
 
CATEC attended this important event in order to present and promote its services and technological capabilities in the space sector and attract new business opportunities to the industry. It also presented some of the technological milestones developed for the sector, such as the successful production of aerospace components for satellites through the additive manufacturing process (3D printing).
 
STAR3, formerly known as TRISPACE, is an alliance whose main objective is to unite resources and offer a more complete and attractive technological and service capacity, which allows generating and developing new business opportunities for the Space industry in Europe and the international arena, through applied research.  

It is the first and only alliance that is promoted in this field in Spain and aims to promote the strengthening and improvement of the coordination of innovation capabilities in materials, manufacturing processes, systems and testing for the space sector. It also seeks to stimulate technology transfer towards uses in other industrial sectors, and, ultimately, to reinforce the positioning and innovative capacity of the Spanish space industry.  
CATEC attends the Space Tech Expo, the largest international fair in the space sector in Europe


December 29th 2017
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