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


FADA-CATEC will collaborate one more year with the celebration of the World Space Week in Seville

Our center participated with an exhibition of some works and pieces manufactured by additive manufacturing technology for the space sector

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Seville joined, for the sixth consecutive year, the World Space Week, an initiative that was held worldwide between October 4 and 10 and that had a wide program of activities developed in the capital of Seville. . The World Space Week, initiative promoted by the United Nations, is the main international event related to the use of space technologies, whose main purpose is to disseminate to the public the benefits of the Science and Space industry for Society, an industrial sector which has a relevant weight in Andalusia and a promising future.

The activities were coordinated by the Space Forum of the City of Seville, an initiative in which 30 public and private entities linked to the aerospace sector collaborated, and in which our center, FADA-CATEC, participated one more year.

The program included more than 20 activities aimed at citizens to raise awareness of the potential of the Andalusian space sector through its main social and economic agents and developed in 15 different spaces. Among the activities highlighted professional forums, conferences and round tables, educational workshops with children, visits to planetariums, exhibitions and days of open doors to companies. Specifically, our Center collaborated with an exhibition on technologies and parts manufactured by additive manufacturing technology (3D printing) for the space, which took place at the headquarters of the CREA building (Center for Advanced Business Resources).

The initiative closed with remarkable success, as more than 2,000 citizens participated in the different programmed activities. The organization foresees that next year, with Seville as the capital of the Community of Ariane Cities, the participation of both the citizens and the economic and social agents of the sector will increase.

October 30th 2018
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