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CTA Aerospace and Production Processes
Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía / CTA

Spain: Andalusia
Silvia de los Santos Trigo

Overview

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About us

CTA is a public-private partnership made up of more than 165 companies to promote innovation and technology transfer.

The Andalusian aeronautical industry 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, 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.

CTA Aerospace and Production Processes is made up of representatives of the triple helix:

19 member companies

  • Aerotecnic
  • Airbus D&S
  • Airbus OPE
  • Applus
  • CAF
  • CIAT
  • Ditecsa 
  • Element
  • Ghenova
  • Hispacold 
  • Inasor
  • Iturri
  • Mesurex 
  • MP Corporacion
  • Pegasus Aviación
  • Persán
  • Seabery 
  • Skylife
  • Titania

9 Andalusian Universities

  • University of Almería
  • University of Cádiz
  • University of Córdoba
  • University of Granada
  • University of Huelva
  • University of Jaén
  • University of Málaga
  • University of Pablo de Olavide
  • University of Sevilla

2 public bodies

  • Andalusian Agency for Innovation and Development (Regional Government of Andalusia)
  • Andalusian Knowledge Agency (Regional Government of Andalusia)
Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 30
    Cluster Members
  • 7
    SME's
  • 12
    Large Companies
  • 9
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 2
    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
Manufacturing:C20 Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products - Manufacturing:C30 Manufacture of other transport equipment - Transportation and storage:H51 Air transport
Technology fields
B\: Performing operations; transporting:Aircraft; aviation; cosmonautics - C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Animal or vegetable oils, fats, fatty substances or waxes; fatty acids therefrom; detergents; candles
S3 EU priority areas
Aeronautics & space:Aeronautics - Aeronautics & space:Remotely piloted aircrafts - Aeronautics & space:Space - Blue growth:Shipbuilding & ship repair
Cross-sectoral industries
Social Economy and Innovation

Key members

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Access to finance: Private funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
Facilitation of external collaboration (beyond cluster) such as matchmaking
Support of Research, Development and Innovation

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

Promotional Activities - Support to collaborative activities/etc.

International support activites

- none -

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 25.03.2021
CTA and Andalucía Aerospace join forces to promote innovation in the sector
News Published: 25.03.2021
The Spanish AI Strategy and the AIR-Andalusia consortium are presented in a CTA conference
News Achievements Published: 25.03.2021
CTA, among the 15 most outstanding Andalusian entities in the EU H2020 programme
News Achievements Published: 23.03.2021
CTA, among the 15 most outstanding Andalusian entities in the EU H2020 programme