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


Consulting and technology partnerships with companies to encourage industry participation in R&D

CATEC offers this service to support aerospace companies in the implementation of projects that will enhance their technological development and competitiveness

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Among its advanced services, CATEC provides technical advice and assistance to encourage the participation of companies in the aerospace industry in programmes and R&D projects, both nationally and internationally. This is a service that our center provides the industry with the aim of improving their competitiveness through technological development and implementation of innovative initiatives that provide greater value to their business.

CATEC has developed this service as a technology partner in various forms of collaboration, especially in promoting the creation of partnerships between Andalusian and Spanish companies that can take advantage of the resources offered by public administrations and entities to drive R&D. From the convocations and programmes of the Government of Andalusia, the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the Center for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), to the European Commission.

Specifically, our Center has considerable experience in working with companies in programmes such as ERDF-Innterconecta, CIEN, the Seventh European Framework Program for Research and Innovation, the new Horizon 2020, or the plans Clean Sky and SESAR, specifically designed for the aerospace sector.

Also, CATEC organizes workshops and informational seminars promote R&D programmes, their characteristics and requirements, and deadlines for submission of proposals, as well as cases of projects developed successfully working with companies in such programmes.

For more information on this service, please contact us via email:

June 30th 2016
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