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CTA Energy and Environment
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. CTA Energy and Environment is helping to finance highly innovative sustainable and energy efficiency projects in the South of Spain (Andalusia). These include initiatives concerning biomass and hydrogen technology as well as wind and solar energy. CTA is also promoting projects for the enhancement of waste as well as a variety of desalination and water treatment schemes. The Energy and Environment is one of the most active sectors in terms of seeking financial assistance from CTA for R&D projects.

CTA Energy and Environment is made up of representatives of the triple helix

12 member companies

  • Iberdrola 
  • Irradia Energía
  • Siemens Gamesa
  • Abengoa Solar
  • Negratín
  • Inerco
  • Hidralia
  • Cyclus
  • Cepsa 
  • DHV Espacial
  • Endesa
  • GPTECH

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 - 6-10

Cluster composition

  • 23
    Cluster Members
  • 4
    SME's
  • 8
    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
Link to the team description on the cluster organisation website

Management team

Elías Atienza Alonso
Cluster Manager
David Páez Rodríguez
ECCP Responsible Person

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral industries
Manufacturing:C19 Manufacture of coke and refined petroleum products - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply:D35 Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply - Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities:E36 Water collection, treatment and supply
Sectoral Industries (NACE 4 digit)
Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities:A0113 Growing of vegetables and melons, roots and tubers
Cross-sectoral industries
Environmental Industries
Industrial Alliances and Ecosystems
Alliances:Low carbon industries Ecosystems:Renewable Energy
Technology fields
C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Treatment of water, waste water, sewage, or sludge - C\: Chemistry; metallurgy:Petroleum, gas or coke industries; technical gases containing carbon monoxide; fuels; lubricants; peat - H\: Electricity:Generation, conversion, or distribution of electric power - Y\: General tagging of new technological developments:Technologies or applications for mitigation or adaptation against climate change
S3 EU priority areas
Blue growth:Blue renewable energy - Sustainable innovation:Climate change - Sustainable innovation:Sustainable energy & renewables - Sustainable innovation:Waste management

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

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 -

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 08.10.2021
EERES4WATER call to apply for transnational services on energy and water tech is open
News Published: 14.06.2021
CTA presents advances in the European Project HP4ALL at an EU Green Week partner event webinar
News Published: 08.06.2021
60 attendees from 13 countries participate in the first EERES4WATER webinar organised by CTA
News Published: 07.05.2021
EERES4WATER, a European project led by CTA, participates in the EU Green Week with a webinar on open innovation

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