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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The Aeroemprende program brings the opportunities of the aerospace sector to young students from Jaen and Sevilla


CATEC organized two information days in which students from different education centers of both provinces participated


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In order to present the opportunities of entrepreneurship and professional development offered by new technologies linked to the aerospace sector, our Center recently organized two informative days addressed to young students from different secondary education centers in Jaen and Seville.

The initiative was framed within the project "Aeroemprende", an initiative carried out by FADA-CATEC, in collaboration with the Regional Ministry of Economy and Knowledge of the Junta de Andalucia, which seeks to detect and analyze business opportunities in the aerospace industry and promote the approach to the entrepreneur of innovative technologies in this field.

Thus, on the one hand, more than 125 students from the SAFA Villacarrillo, Mercedarias Villacarrillo and IES Las Villas Villacarrillo centers visited the facilities of our ATLAS Center in Jaen, along with Center's director, Anastasio Sánchez, and other CATEC engineers. The students saw a flight demonstration of drones and participated in an informative talk about the opportunities that these technologies represent for entrepreneurship and their professional future.

On the other hand, the IES San Jose de la Rinconada (Seville) hosted another informative session with students of the last years of secondary education, who were equally interested in knowing in detail the possibilities of professional and business development in the aerospace field. The talk also served to encourage students to pursue engineering or technological studies.


The Aeroemprende program brings the opportunities of the aerospace sector to young students from Jaen and Sevilla




July 10th 2018
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