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

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CATEC, presents a new version of the Foro Transfiere


Our Center participated in various round tables included in the scientific program and in different meetings to promote technological collaboration and develop projects with other businesses and entities


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CATEC, presents a new version of the Foro Transfiere
Last February 14 and 15, the seventh edition of the Foro Transfiere, the European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation, was celebrated. More than 4,000 participants from 1,500 different companies, public entities, and research and technology centers attended with the objective of establishing relations and stimulating collaborations in R+D and overall innovation in different industrial sectors.

Our Center once again returned to attend this important scientific and technological event. Specifically, our Center participated in various round table discussions in the scientific program and in different meetings to foster collaboration with other businesses and entities and establish possible business agreements.

Our head of the Division of Materials and Processes, Fernando Lasagni, participated in a round table discussion about Functional Printing and Additive Manufacturing with other high-profile speakers like the Director of the Technology Platform 3NEO, Carlos Ruiz de León, and other business leaders from CEIT-IK4, PACKNET (the Spanish Technology Platform for Packaging), ITENE (the Spanish Technology Institute of Packaging, Transportation, and Logistics), MANU-KET (the Spanish Technology Platform for Advanced Manufacturing), REGEMAT 3D, AIJU (Spanish Technology Institute for Children’s Leisure Products), the University of Navarre and the Spanish Technology Platform, FOTONICA 21.

Additionally, we were present in the Printing Innovation Zone, a qualified zone created by the Spanish Technology Aerospace Platform, where we also made a presentation about CATEC and Additive Manufacturing.


March 1st 2018
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