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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 10 October, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
over 30
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cotec Foundation
CYD Foundation
ITEMAS Platform
Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (APD)
Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC)
European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)
Cluster Management Team: 
Atienza Alonso
Cluster Manager
Páez Rodríguez
ECCP Responsible Person
Languages spoken: 
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Education and Training
Socio-economic models, economic aspects
S3 EU priority areas: 
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Power generation / renewable sources
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
CTA members can be grouped in seven sectors: Aerospace and Production Processes, Agri-foods, Biotechnology, Construction and Civil Engineering, Energy and Environment, Leisure and Tourism, and ICT
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
Number of SME members: 
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Larger Company
Larger Company
Airbus Defense and Space
Larger Company
Larger Company
Larger Company
Banco Santander
Larger Company
Larger Company
Torresol Energy
Larger Company
Larger Company
Larger Company
Larger Company
Larger Company
Larger Company
Larger Company
Larger Company
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy

An innovation cluster:

  • The CTA is a strategic alliance for innovation which is open to companies throughout Andalusia, regardless of their size or area of business. It enjoys the support of public authorities, universities, social agents and other bodies.
  • We help our member companies to successfully plan an overall strategy for innovation: from their R&D requirements and the formulation of projects to the search for business partners and the funding required to achieve their aims.
  • We are specialists in technology transfer and the evaluation and financing of R&D.
  • We have considerable experience in promoting transverse projects which are based on the seven sectors which are considered to be of maximum strategic importance for the Andalusian economy: Aerospace and Production Processes, Agri-foods, Biotechnology, Construction and Civil Engineering, Energy and the Environment, Leisure and Tourism, and ICT.
  • We have successfully pioneered our own unique model for the transfer and development of regional innovation and our methods have attracted interest from governing bodies and institutions from other autonomous regions as well as abroad.


    Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
    Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
    Support services provided: 
    Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
    Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
    Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
    Support of technology transfer
    Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
    Details of support services: 

    Advanced innovation services:

    • The 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 we provide 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.
    Cooperation Activities
    International Cooperation
    The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
    Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
    Support to collaborative activities/etc.
    Trans-national Cooperation
    The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
    United Kingdom
    Support Programmes
    Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
    European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)

    Trading Project (National)

    Europa Redes y Gestores (National)

    Relevant Project References: 
    REUNE PROJECT - http://www.reune.corporaciontecnologica.com/en/index.html
    Success Story / Achievements: 

    • Our technical staff take an active role in evaluating tenders for European projects (H2020,FP7, SME Instrument).

    • We are strategic advisors for innovative projects and programmes organised by administrative bodies.

    • We provide technical support for the management and promotion of financial assistance programmes for innovation and technology based business initiatives.

    • We have developed a technology transfer programme which focuses on the activation of patents (PatenCTA).

    • We are a node of the Official National RTD Info Point Network Node.

    • We are experts in the compilation and publication of reports and other content concerning innovation at both a regional and national level.

    • We have stable collaboration agreements with regional and national economic agents.

    • We have experience in assessing the socio - economic impact of R&D, with our own methodology developed in collaboration of Deloitte.

    Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

    1. Support for the development and exploitation of R+D projects

    • Support, promotion and advice for the development of R+D projects. • Proven capacity in the diffusion and transmission of the results of a project, with particular emphasis on the Spanish market. • Coordination of the validation of models by companies and businesses. • Financing of Andalusian R+D project initiatives with incentives from the CTA.

    2. An informed perspective on the market

    • Help in identifying trends, opportunities and market limitations from a business perspective. • Support and active promotion for technology transfer (B2B and University-Business). • Support for business training and the development of business plans based on innovative technology.

    3. Networking and meeting points

    • Generation of networks and integration with other sectors and collaborative networks at both a national and international level. • Coordination of interactive forums and workshops in areas of innovation, as well as University-Business forums connected with specific projects. • Identifying strategic partners within our member companies and other partners, in order to market technology validated by a project. • Sole representative of more than 150 businesses working in 7 strategic sectors of the Andalusian economy.