Good forecasts

For the year ended 2018 we are proud of having developed a good job and having achieved new milestones for the Andalusian aerospace and technology sector, but more importantly, it starts a new one, 2019, with the feeling that we have a very promising future ahead. Not only for our center, but for all those who participate in the aeronautical industry and the innovation environment and technological development linked to this sector, which boosts the economy in our community.

In our specific case, new horizons are opened with the participation in new European projects such as SAFEDRONE, DOMUS, RIB-AM or RIMA, all of them linked with the development and application of new technologies of unmanned systems (drones) for their integration in airspace or implementation of new advanced manufacturing systems (such as 3D printing) for the aerospace industry. Also with the organization of important events like the hosting of the II International Tournament on Emergency Service Robots of the European Robots League (ERL), which will take place in our facilities in Seville next February.

We must highlight another unprecedented milestone in Andalusia, such as the Presidency of Seville of the Community of Ariane cities for 2019, an event in which FADA-CATEC collaborates and which will mean that the city of Seville becomes the ideal showcase to demonstrate the potential of our sector and the focus of attracting investment and business opportunities to boost our companies and technology activities in the field of space, through the environment offered by the so-called New Space. This event will have a program full of activities that will also serve for the scientific dissemination of what the Space sector represents and the applications that the whole society enjoys today thanks to the development in this field.

We have, therefore, an exciting year ahead, full of good forecasts and new challenges and illusions for both the Andalusian and Spanish aerospace sector. Let us take advantage of this to continue working among all of us - industry, administrations, technological agents and social agents - to keep on growing and positioning it as one of the most relevant in the European and international environment.

Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Director of CATEC

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CATEC hosted a conference from the STEPHANIE project to identify factors of interregional cooperation and promote innovation in the space sector


The session included the participation of entities like the University of Seville, the Technological Corporation of Andalusia, the Regional Government of Andalusia and companies like AERTEC Solutions, INGEMONT, TTI and Celestia


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CATEC hosted a conference from the STEPHANIE project to identify factors of interregional cooperation and promote innovation in the space sector
Last January, CATEC facilities hosted a work conference framed within the European project STEPHANIE, where different companies, research centers, and representatives from the Andalusian government attended with aiming to analyze and identify the key factors in interregional cooperation in Andalusia to increase innovation in sectors like space.

The session, organized by our own company, CATEC, started with a presentation on the advances of the STEPHANIE (Space TEchnology with PHotonics for market and societal challenges) project. The project is also a member of the Interreg Europe call, in which CATEC participates. This project’s objectives are to encourage more R+D in observing Earth and space in order to boost the use of space applications linked to photonics and Earth observation, with strong potential in the market and growing capacity to deal with socio-environmental problems in Europe.

The conference included a working session with leaders of different businesses, entities and key organizations in the system of Andalusian innovation and knowledge, like the University of Seville, the Technological Corporation of Andalusia, the Regional Government of Andalusia and companies like AERTEC Solutions, INGEMONT, TTI and Celestia, among others.

In this session they identified good practices to contribute to the promotion of interregional cooperation in funding/financing and the growth of aerospace innovation, how to prioritize and apply them, thus supplementing STEPHANIE’s work. In this sense, the conference served to reinforce good practices and identify possible upgrades, resulting in interregional collaboration. These practices will join to the others thet members of the STEPHANIE project analysed in their second partners meeting, celebrated in Liege, Belgium.


March 1st 2018
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