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


The Aeronautics, Space and Dual Technologies Sectorial Group of the Enterprise Europe Network visits the CATEC facilities

The members of this European working group learned about some of the main R&D projects that CATEC is currently developing

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CATEC received on October 2 and 3 the visit of the Sectoral Group "Aeronautics, Space and Dual Technologies" of the Enterprise Europe Network, a visit made through the Agency of Innovation and Development of Andalusia (IDEA) and framed within the meeting that meets every semester brings together experts from the main regions of Aviation, Space and Dual Use Technologies of Europe. Specifically, this meeting was held in Aerópolis with the aim of consolidating the participation of the IDEA Agency in this Sectoral Group and enhancing the international character of the event on Dual Technologies "Synergies between European Defense Funds and for Research and Innovation in Use Technologies Dual ", organized those days in Seville.

During their visit to our facilities, the members of this European working group got to know some of the main R&D projects that CATEC is currently developing, with special attention to those related to the aerospace and defense areas. Also, they were presented with the capabilities and services that the center offers for collaboration with other entities and companies.

The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest network of support for competitiveness and business innovation, with a special focus on technology and business cooperation, as well as on the participation of companies in European projects and programs such as Horizon 2020. They are part of she has about 600 entities from more than 60 countries. The Network is led in Andalusia by the IDEA Agency, and the Andalusian Knowledge Agency, the Confederation of Andalusian Businessmen and the Andalusian Council of Chambers also participate.

October 30th 2018
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