CTAG finished the first round of info days on H2020 Connected Car project

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Within the framework of the <IMPACT> Connected Car project, CTAG, as responsible of the Spanish Hub, in collaboration with PSA Groupe, one of the partners of the project, has carried out the first dissemination events.

<IMPACT> Connected Car supports innovative SMEs (focused on products and services for connected car) with up to EUR 60,000 equity free, and offers also technical and business coaching and international promotion.

At the first Info Day at CTAG headquarters on November 28th, companies had the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with the project team.

For those companies that missed the Galician event, a second customized session was organized in collaboration with ITS Spain at its headquarters in Madrid on December 4th.

The last Info Day of this round, coordinated with PortusPark (Science and Technology Parks and Incubators) in Sanjotec (Business and Technology Center) in S. João da Madeira, was on December 12th, where great interest among innovative Portuguese SMEs has been generated.

In this sense, CTAG is committed to continue organizing new events to reach the largest number of innovative SMEs interested in applying to <IMPACT> Connected Car calls.

Further information at h2020@ctag.com or +34 986 900 300 (ext. 1474)

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<IMPACT> Connected Car is a project funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, Grant agreement No. 731343

CTAG organizes an information day about the 1st call for proposals, within the project Connected Car, for SMEs and Startups

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The Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia – CTAG will organise, in collaboration with PSA Groupe and CEAGA, an infoDay about the European project <IMPACT> Connected Car next 28th November.

This project aims to support innovative SMEs focused on products and services for the Connected Car:

  • Up to €60,000 equity free
  • Participation in the #ConnectedCar open space hub
  • World class business and technical coaching
  • International PR exposure

The 1st Open Call will be open until next 10th of January 2018.

Interested entities will have the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings during this infoDay, which will be organized at CTAG’s facilities.

Registration for this event can be requested by sending an email to h2020@ctag.com before 27th November.

Further information at +34 986 900 300 (ext. 1474)


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CTAG coordinates the ITS España course on Automated and autonomous driving

This course, organised by ITS España, took place last October 17 at the Dirección General de Tráfico in Madrid. In addition to CTAG, a number of organisations and companies involved in autonomous driving collaborated, including DGT, INSIA, ASTI, Ferrovial, Here, RACC and Telefónica. The course was coordinated by Francisco Sánchez Pons, Director of Electronics and Intelligent Transport Systems at CTAG.

This was an excellent opportunity to go into detail about the technologies involved in automated and autonomous driving together with outstanding professionals of the sector. The main international initiatives and projects in this field were presented as well as topics on which the vehicle of the future is being built: technologies, legislative aspects, infrastructures, connectivity and validation and set-up. This last topic was presented by Rosa Blanco, Head of the Department of Validation of Electronic Systems, Quality and HMI at CTAG.

Presentation of innovative projects in PSA Booster Day

Gilles Le Borgne y Yann Vincent, junto a otros directivos, comprueban el sistema de robótica colaborativa desarrollado por CTAG

Booster Day is an event organised to present innovative solutions for the Factory of the Future. The event, held last September 20th at the Armand Peugeot Forum in Poissy, France, brought together leading technology partners of Groupe PSA, from start-ups and R&D laboratories, to suppliers and public organisations.

CTAG has participated for the first time this year presenting its latest advances in quality control using collaborative robotics, with a system that will help to perfect the assembly and welding of components. This system, made up of a robot with 3D sensor and analysis software, can analyse the conformity of parts. It has been designed following the guidelines of Industry 4.0, so it is considered as a portable and flexible solution that will speed up communication with the operator.

Some of Groupe PSA’s innovation leaders such as Gilles Le Borgne (Quality and Engineering Director) and Yann Vincent (Industrial Director) were able to test this system personally.

Lanzamiento de la Unidad Mixta de Investigación MGI-CTAG

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El viernes 8 de septiembre tuvo lugar en las instalaciones de MGI COUTIER el acto de lanzamiento de la Unidad Mixta de Investigación MGI-CTAG, recientemente subvencionada por la Agencia Gallega de Innovación (GAIN), que contó con la presencia del Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria, Francisco Conde, y la Directora de GAIN, Patricia Argerey, así como destacados representantes tanto de la empresa como del centro.

La iniciativa entre MGI y CTAG es fruto de una amplia trayectoria de actividades y proyectos comunes, que se ve reforzada con esta UMI, cuyo principal objetivo es la combinación de sinergias para la obtención de nuevos sistemas de apertura de vehículos que darán lugar a una nueva generación de componentes, fundamentadas en el cumplimiento de las futuras tendencias y requerimientos del sector de automoción.

Desde el punto de vista estratégico, esta Unidad Mixta de Investigación busca desarrollar nuevas capacidades en Galicia, que refuercen el equipo humano especializado en I+D, y que permitan generar oportunidades de proyectos de ámbito internacional.

Para la consecución de estos objetivos, se han dividido las actividades en varias áreas temáticas de I+D orientadas a la búsqueda de nuevas tendencias estéticas, al estudio de los materiales para su aplicación en nuevos sistemas de apertura y al estudio de nuevas tendencias de fabricación.

Esta colaboración se inició en septiembre de 2016 y tendrá una duración de tres años, hasta octubre de 2019. El presupuesto movilizado supera los 2 millones de euros.

Logotipos de CTAG, MGI-Coutier, Xunta de Galicia Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria, Galicia, GAÍN Axencia de innovación y Unión Europea.

Presentation at CTAG of the latest advances in connectivity and autonomous vehicle with Groupe PSA

Last 6 September, CTAG held the Innovation Meeting to present the latest advances in connectivity and the AVA “Autonomous Vehicle for All” programme for the development of autonomous vehicle and associated technical solutions, as well as to know the advances in driver assistance functions (ADAS), already available in the latest launches of the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands.

Carla Gohin, Director of Research & Advanced Engineering of Groupe PSA participated in this event together with Francisco Conde, Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria de la Xunta de Galicia; Jaime Moreno, Subdirector de Movilidad de la Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT); Frédéric Puech, Directeur Pôle Ibérique of Groupe PSA and Luis Moreno, General Director of CTAG.

In the course of the Innovation Meeting, progress in the different lines of cooperation between Groupe PSA and CTAG was reviewed: human-machine interface (HMI) for autonomous, intelligent and connected vehicle; and innovations in cooperative systems and new interior architectures for advanced comfort. In addition, a visit to the laboratories associated with these lines of work was carried out, including CTAG’s Innovation Centre in Electronics.

Innovation Meeting highlighted Groupe PSA’s commitment to Spain in matters of R&D through the innovation collaborative ecosystem developed in Galicia in collaboration with CTAG and the support of the Xunta de Galicia.

CTAG participates in the XII National Congress of Composite Materials (MATCOMP 2017) with the project AEROCAR

San Sebastián
21, 22 and 23 June 2017


This biennial congress provides a unique forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest results of research and innovation projects related to the field of composites and high performance materials. This year, the Congress aims to reinforce the presence of advanced materials in relevant sectors in Spain, such as aeronautics, the automotive industry, railways, capital goods and machining/tooling, etc.

CTAG will take advantage of the forum of specialists that meets in this congress to present the conclusions of FORTAPE project (H2020-FOF, nº 636860) and to show how the experience gained in this project was key to make a centre specialized in the automotive business, like CTAG, find synergies and transfer possibilities in another technological sector, like aeronautics, opening a new line of work in order to capitalize and add value to the wide experience acquired over years of research and specialized customer service. Thus, through the new AEROCAR project (Interreg SUDOE, SOE1 / P1 / E0020), it is possible to boost an upward sector that is already prioritized in the European Commission’s strategic innovation agendas, Member States and even for many regional governments, which will generate an important socio-economic impetus for the regions included in the European Southwest Space.

The MATCOMP 2017 congress will take place at the Kursaal Congress Hall in San Sebastian from June 21 to 23. Check here the full programme: http://matcomp2017.com/images/PROGRAMA-MATCOMP2017.pdf

Registrations here: http://www.matcomp2017.com/inscripcion.php

Interreg Sudoe AEROCAR

CTAG organizes HUMANIST SUMMER SCHOOL, research conference on the human factor in the future of the autonomous vehicle.

Hummanist Summer School

CTAG will host this event on its facilities in Porriño on 13, 14 and 15 September.

This Summer School consists of a combination of lectures and workshops in which aspects of autonomous transport will be worked on from the perspective of the human factor. During this event attendees may participate in demonstrations with prototypes of autonomous vehicle, both in circuit and in driving simulator.

The main fields of research will be control transitions, mental load, acceptability, confidence and the search for improvements in safety aspects. In addition, work will be done on the communication and interaction of the autonomous vehicle with infrastructures and other users.

Full Summer School Programme.

You can register through the following link: https://fr.xing-events.com/SummerSchool2017.html

Jornada técnica sobre exposición laboral a nanomateriales en diferentes sectores

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Los avances en nanotecnología suponen un reto importante en el ámbito de la prevención de riesgos laborales. Desde CTAG – New Materials os invitamos a participar en la jornada técnica sobre EXPOSICIÓN LABORAL A NANOMATERIALES EN DIFERENTES SECTORES para avanzar un poco más en la comprensión de la regulación y los riesgos derivados de la aplicación de materiales nano-estructurados y conocer de primera mano las últimas investigación de nuestro grupo, presentadas por el Dr. Alberto Tielas, responsable del Dpto. Materiales y Sistemas de Interior en CTAG. El evento está organizado por el Centro Nacional de Nuevas Tecnologías (CNNT) y el INSHT y tendrá lugar el 4 de mayo en Madrid. Programa y registro en el siguiente enlace:



CTAG participates once again in JEC WORLD INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITES EVENT presenting its latest developments in R&D&I on new materials

CTAG participates once again in JEC WORLD INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITES EVENT presenting its latest developments in R&D&I on new materials  CTAG will participate in the JEC World 2017, which will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre from 14 to 16 March. This is the only event that brings together the worldwide composite industry: an international platform in which users can find a complete range of new materials, processes and composite solutions.

JEC World International Composites Event 2017 will include the Innovation Planets to illustrate the major applicative markets:  aerospace, automobile, construction, energy, sustainability, etc.

Within the fairground CTAG will exhibit in Hall 6, Stand R84 in front of the Automotive & Land Transportation Planet.

Members of the CTAG-New Material R & I Group team and the Commercial Department will present its latest developments in R&D&I related to new materials: biocomposites, high aesthetic impact and smart materials, lightweight and high-performance composites, nanotechnology and plastronics.

For more information on the JEC please visit: http://www.jeccomposites.com/events/jec-world-2017

This participation is supported by the IGAPE, with the 2016 call for “ayudas para la ejecución de acciones de promoción exterior conjunta de las empresas gallegas”, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of the Operational Programme ERDF Galicia 2014-2020.

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