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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
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN)
Cotec Foundation
Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección (APD)
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
david.paez@corporaciontecnologica.com
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Italian
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Business Services
Technology fields: 
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Internet of Things
S3 EU priority areas: 
ICT trust, cyber security & network security
Intelligent inter-modal & sustainable urban areas (e.g. smart cities)
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
42
Number of SME members: 
30
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Ayesa
Larger Company
Dekra
Larger Company
Vodafone España
Larger Company
GMV
Larger Company
Indra
Larger Company
Magtel
Larger Company
Schneider Electric España
Larger Company
Singular
Larger Company
Telefónica
Larger Company
Wellness Telecom
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

The ICT sector is fundamental in terms of promoting innovation and establishing a productive model which is based on knowledge and human resources and open to global markets, with a high level of technological input and a significant commitment to R&D. It also acts as a catalyst for innovation in other sectors and as a motor for the adoption of new models of production and a key tool for R&D.

ICT is one of the most active sectors in terms of seeking finance from the CTA for R&D projects. It is a strategic area thanks to its transverse nature and its key role for innovation in other sectors, and in fact, almost 50% of the ICT projects financed by the CTA involve the application of this type of technology to other areas of the economy including health, agri-foods, construction, business management, biotechnology, defence, energy and the environment, etc.

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)
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
CIP/COSME
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.