CTA has joined the European DIH² network to promote robotics technology transfer to European SMEs. This network aims to accelerate the exchange of knowledge and technologies between the Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) of robotics, to transfer it to manufacturing SMEs and boost economic growth in the European Union (EU).
Currently, this network brings 74 entities together with direct access to more than 300,000 SMEs, and has received funding from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 824964.
With its participation in this network, CTA aims to promote the presence of Andalusian companies in national and international R&D and innovation programmes, as well as to develop networking activities to promote technology transfer and increase the competitiveness of companies.
The aerospace sector and production processes has been one of CTA’s priority areas of work for more than 16 years, with 58 projects financed by companies in collaboration with Andalusian research groups, €16.43M in incentives granted and a total budget of €46.26M mobilised. CTA is also a partner of the Andalusia Aerospace cluster, the Spanish Aerospace Platform and the regional DIH AIR-Andalusia on artificial intelligence and robotics. CTA also participates in EU-funded projects such as DURABLE, dedicated to the application of drones and robots for the operation and maintenance of wind and solar energy systems.