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


The University of Seville awards Professor Anibal Ollero with the FAMA Prize for the Research Career in Engineering

The Scientific Advisor of our Center has been awarded for his extensive research work in the field of robotics and its contributions in unmanned aerial systems and drones

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Last November, the University of Seville recognized the career of excellence of some researchers with the FAMA Prize, that award the research experience of teachers of the University in each of the five major areas of knowledge. One of them was the professor Anibal Ollero Baturone, scientific advisor of our Center, who was awarded with the FAMA Prize for the Research Career in the Engineering and Architecture Branch.

The jury of the awards highlighted the extensive research work of the prize-winner in the field of robotics, in which his contributions at the national and international level stand out in relation to aerial robots and unmanned aerial systems (UAS / drones).

Thus, he especially highlighted his leadership in knowledge transfer through his multiple European projects and contracts from the US and CATEC, and his extensive scientific production. He also stressed that it has been recognized by maximum distinctions in scientific societies and national and international awards, which has helped to consolidate the presence of the US and CATEC in forums of very high scientific-technological relevance.

February 1st 2019
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