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 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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