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CTA Biotech
Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía / CTA

Spain: Andalusia
David Paez
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Overview

About us

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

Biotechnology has the capacity to have a leverage effect on other economic sectors as a catalyst for innovation, and can therefore increase their competitiveness. According to a report by the OECD, the application of biotechnology to primary production, health and industry could lead to the emergence of a bioeconomy which would make a considerable contribution to economic activity as a whole.

The bioeconomy is fundamental in helping to confront the challenges facing a society which is progressively growing and ageing whilst the essential resources for its maintenance and progress are limited.

CTA Biotech is made up of representatives of the triple helix:

6 member companies

  • Biomedal 
  • Bionaturis
  • Biosearch
  • Infarmade 
  • Laboratorios ROVI
  • Resbioagro

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)
Established - 10 October 2005
Staff in the management team - 1-5

Cluster composition

  • 17
    Cluster Members
  • 5
    SME's
  • 1
    Large Companies
  • 9
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 2
    Other Ecosystem Actors
  • 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. 
Legal form of the cluster organisation
Non-Profit
Languages spoken
English French Italian Spanish

Management team

Elías Atienza Alonso
Cluster Manager
David Páez Rodríguez
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C21 Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Cross-sectoral industries
Biopharmaceuticals
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients Ecosystems:Health
Technology fields
C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Biochemistry; beer; spirits; wine; vinegar; microbiology; enzymology; mutation or genetic engineering
S3 EU priority areas
Sustainable innovation:Bioeconomy

Services

Support services provided

Access to finance: Public funding
Access to finance: Private funding
Facilitation of collaboration between members (within the cluster)
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

Name & description

Project name

SuperbIO

ICT Biochain

EXCornsEED

INNOWWIDE

UrBIOfuture

MPowerBIO

BIOSWITCH

BIO4AFRICA

BIObec

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

Promotional Activities

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 08.10.2021
BIObec, a project to promote education in the bio-based industry, kicks off
News Published: 22.07.2021
CTA presents its innovation support model to more than 100 attendees at the International Congress of Circular Bioeconomy
News Published: 08.07.2021
CTA, CENTA and CEIMAR present instruments for entrepreneurship and Blue Economy boost to researchers
News Published: 08.06.2021
CTA presents the results of the ExCornsEED project at the International Conference for Bioresource Technology

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