CTA Aerospace and Production Processes

Spain: Andalusia
Silvia de los Santos Trigo

Overview

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About us

The Andalusian aeronautical industry, situated in the cluster which has developed around the Airbus Group factories, is the second most important in Spain in terms of turnover and employment. It has become a significant player at an international level and is the site of the final assembly line for the A400M, the new military transport aircraft being built by Airbus Military.

A wide variety of CTA members are operating in the sector, including Airbus itself, as well as highly specialised spin-off university projects and sub-contractors of various types.

We also help to finance numerous R&D initiatives associated with this important programme as well as others linked to the development of new materials, the investigation of new assembly technology, RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems), very light jets, etc.

In terms of other areas of production, CTA supports various projects aimed at increasing competitiveness in the Andalusian industrial sector by researching new products, industrial processes and management formulas which can offer added value. There has been special focus on projects related to the development of industry 4.0 and cyber-industry, which will help companies to optimise their processes and become more flexible, efficient and competitive.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 32
    Cluster Members
  • 15
    SME's
  • 0
    Large Companies
  • 0
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

  • CTA technical officers are evaluators in European projects calls for proposals (H2020, FP7, SME Instrument).
  • CTA is a strategic advisor in innovation programs of the Administration.
  • CTA provides technical support to innovation funding programs and technological entrepreneurship.
  • Experience in the development of technology transfer through the mobilization of patents in collaboration with Andalusian public universities.
  • International Success Cases Manual of University-Business Cooperation (REUNE).
  • CTA works as PUNTO RED PIDI (National Network of Information Points on Research, Development and Innovation Activities, managed by CDTI). Currently, it is the International Node of the PIDI Network, in addition to being a proximity node since 2008.
  • Expert foundation in the writing and edition of reports and publications on innovation at regional and national level.
  • Preparation of feasibility studies in areas such as neuroscience, big data and cloud computing, tourist recommendation services and bioeconomy.
  • Stable collaboration agreements with regional and national economic agents. 

Management team

Elías Atienza Alonso
Cluster Manager
David Páez Rodríguez
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Further information

  • CTA helps businesses, universities, technology centres, public authorities and other bodies to achieve the maximum results from their R&D initiatives and transform the results into wealth creation and concrete business activities.
  • The services provided by CTA include: strategic R&D advice; evaluation of innovative initiatives; support for the internationalisation of R&D; consultancy in processes involving Procurement of Innovation by Public Bodies; support for technology scouting and studies and reports concerning ad hoc innovation.

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
H2020 INTERREG Other

Name & description

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Argentina
Colombia
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Peru

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Belgium
France
Germany
Italy
Portugal

Transnational support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

- none -

Upcoming events

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