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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 : 
6-10
Regions: 
Andalucía
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (APD)
Cotec Foundation
Climate Technology Centre & Network (CTCN)
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Elías
Atienza Alonso
Cluster Manager
+34954461352
direcciongeneral@corporaciontecnologica.com
Male
David
Páez Rodríguez
ECCP Responsible Person
+34954461352
negocio@corporaciontecnologica.com
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Italian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Clean Production / Green Technologies
Desalination
S3 EU priority areas: 
Energy distribution
Power generation / renewable sources
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
28
Number of SME members: 
9
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Abengoa
Larger Company
Cepsa
Larger Company
Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios
Larger Company
Inerco
Larger Company
Endesa
Larger Company
Greenpower Technologies
Larger Company
Iberdrola
Larger Company
Nedgia
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The current opportunities for Andalusia, and Spain in general, to become international leaders in specific aspects of the renewable energy sector are unlikely to bettered. CTA is helping to finance highly innovative sustainability and energy efficiency projects in the region. These include initiatives concerning biomass and hydrogen technology as well as wind and solar energy.

We are also giving our backing to numerous projects for the enhancement of waste as well as a variety of desalination and water treatment schemes. This is one of the most active sectors in terms of seeking financial assistance from the CTA for R&D projects.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
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: 
  • 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.
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Argentina
Colombia
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Peru
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: 
Belgium
France
Germany
Italy
Portugal
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
H2020
INTERREG
Promotion
Success Story / 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. 
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Support for the development and dynamization of R&D projects

  • R&D projects generation. Support, promotion and advice.
  • High capacity for communication and dissemination of project results, with special emphasis on the Spanish market.
  • Validation of business models.
  • Funding of Andalusian R&D proposals.

Market Perspective

  • Detection of trends, gaps and market barriers from the business vision.
  • Active promotion of technology transfer (B2B and University-Business).
  • Development of business plans based on innovative technology. Support for business training.

Networking and meeting points

  • Integration with national and international collaboration networks.
  • Meeting forums and workshops, with University-Business participation.
  • Search for strategic partners.
  • Business cluster. Representative of more than 150 companies in 7 strategic sectors in Andalusia.