BFAero launches its second call

Drone junto a logotipos de los participantes BFAero, the accelerator of the Galician aeronautics and unmanned vehicles sector presented last week its second call at the Pazo de Feiras e Congresos in Lugo. During the event, there was a round table on entrepreneurship in the aeronautics and unmanned vehicles sector in which Ana Paul, CTAG’s director of technological innovation, participated.

BFAero aims to make companies from all over Spain with innovative ideas take off for their development and launch at the local, national and international levels. In order to do this, it has the firm support of public institutions and multinational companies of reference in the sector.

For more information about Business Factory Aero please visit






CTAG, awarded at the Industry Night Gala

Discurso de Luis Moreno, director general de CTAG, durante la entrega de premiosThe Industry Night Gala, organised by the Colegio y Asociación de Ingenieros Industriales, gathered in Vigo 500 professionals from the sector to celebrate the IV Premios Galicia awards.

Luis Moreno, general director of CTAG, received one of the Galicia Industria awards for FORTAPE, a European research project led by CTAG that combined the experience and knowledge of the automotive and aeronautical sectors to develop new, more efficient and lightweight solutions for plastic parts.

Two other companies from Vigo were also awarded, Norlean, for its innovative solutions for the digital transformation, and Xesol Innovation S.A., which develops its own technology based on machine vision and neural networks. The prize list was completed by the Ourense company Aceites Abril, which received the Concello de Vigo Award; Luis Abelleira Álvarez, manager of Aerolugo; and the Lugo company PCM+n.


CTAG presents its expertise in Tangier

Salon de la Sous-Traitance Automobile en Tánger (Marruecos), un evento que tendrá lugar los días 25, 26 y 27 de septiembre. CTAG will participate in the Salon de la Sous-Traitance Automobile in Tangier (Morocco), an event that will take place on September 25, 26 and 27. This event, organised by the Association Marocaine pour l’Industrie et la Construction Automobile, brings together representatives of engineering, testing, logistics, components and spare parts companies of the automotive sector, among others, to present their expertise and seek new business opportunities.

This event will take place in Tangier Free Zone, Ville Nouvelle, Chefarate, in front of the Renault factory.

You will be able to find us at booth 87, where we will be delighted to welcome you.

Proxecto cofinanciado por Igape, Xunta de Galicia e Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020

Presentation of cutting-edge equipment at CTAG

The conference entitled Cutting-edge equipment for innovation in the Automotive Sector will take place on Friday, September 27. During this event, CTAG will present its new capabilities thanks to the acquisition of cutting-edge technological equipment to face the future challenges of the Sector, as well as the preview of the Exploitation Plan scheduled for each of the laboratories.

The event will be held at CTAG facilities and will be divided into four blocks:

  • New advanced validation methodologies
  • Occupant protection challenges in frontal collision
  • Autonomous and connected vehicles
  • Industry 4.0

The conference is aimed at executives, technicians and R&D and innovation, engineering and production managers in the automotive sector. Registration is free and can be done through the email address

The objective of this event organised by CTAG is to announce the infrastructure projects launched by the Centre and financed by the Agencia Gallega de Innovación, within the framework of the call “Ayudas para el fortalecimiento de los centros de generación de conocimiento” (DOG Nº24, 02 February 2018), with the support of the Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria, and co-financed by the European Union, within the framework of the ERDF Operational Programme Galicia 2014-2020.


Proyecto subvencionado por la Axencia Galega de Innovación, con el apoyo de la Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria, y cofinanciado por la Unión Europea, en el marco del Programa Operativo FEDER Galicia 2014-2020.

CTAG presents its latest innovations in Mindtech

Mindtech 2019CTAG’s expert team will be at booth 199B, where live presentations will be given with the latest developments for exoskeletons and cobots. In addition, CTAG will exhibit at Mindtech 2019 some of its most recent projects in the fields of new materials and autonomous driving.

Mintech 2019 is an international event in which the leading companies in the industrial, metallurgical and metal mechanic sectors and in the related technologies will be present. The event, which takes place in Vigo from September 10th to 12th, aims to become the leading trade fair for the Iberian Polo industrial sector.

For more information about Mindtech 2019 please visit

Presentation of the Grupo Antolin – CTAG Joint Unit

e-SPACE Nueva generación de interiores de vehículos ante los futuros retos de la movilidadThe presentation of the Grupo Antolin-CTAG Research Joint Unit e-SPACE has taken place today at CTAG. With the title e-SPACE Nueva generación de interiores de vehículos ante los futuros retos de la automoción, its objective is to develop and investigate new solutions and electronic functionalities for the interior of the car of the future, electric, autonomous and connected, and the new forms of mobility.

The event was attended by Francisco Conde, Conselleiro de Economía, Empleo e Industria, Patricia Argerey, Director of GAIN, Javier Villacampa, Corporate Innovation Director of Grupo Antolin and Luis Moreno, General Director of CTAG.

For Grupo Antolin and CTAG this is an opportunity to establish a joint knowledge centre. As a result of the collaboration between both organisations, the first prototype of the Over Head Premium Console, which integrates advanced functions, such as matrix lighting, loudspeaker, microphone or e-call, has been shown today.



CTAG will evaluate the current technology of industrial exoskeletons within the framework of the EUROBENCH project

TestEd, operación con exoesqueletos en el Process Lab 4.0 de CTAGThe EUROBENCH European project will finance TestEd – Benchmark for Benchmarking Industrial Exoskeleton Technology: Testbed and Software routine development for a scenario “Moving in Narrow Space”. This project, led by CTAG’s Processes and FoF Department, proposes the development of a reconfigurable testbed and methodology based on the local and global performance metrics of industrial exoskeletons. We aim to link these metrics with the main stakeholder goals and objectives in order to facilitate seamless and cost-effective implementation of industrial exoskeleton technology.

In short, TestEd aims to reduce the testing time by 30% from the selection phase to the implementation phase of an industrial exoskeleton by designing a testbed and software routines for “Moving in Narrow Spaces”.

Unión Europea“This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, via an Open Call issued and executed under Project EUROBENCH (grant agreement No 779963)”

For more information on the project, visit


CTAG participates in the Spain – Morocco 2019 forum

ICEX España Exportación e Inversiones organises a Forum of Investments and Business Cooperation Spain-Morocco, through the Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Casablanca.

The objective of this forum, which will be held on July 2 and 3, 2019 in Casablanca, is to help  Spanish companies identify investment and business cooperation opportunities as well as potential partners in Morocco, helping to promote, consolidate and reinforce the presence of Spanish companies in this market.

Proxecto cofinanciado por Igape, Xunta de Galicia e Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo Feder Galicia 2014-2020

National and international experts will present in Vigo the latest advances in composite materials

  • This is the XIII National Congress of Composite Materials (MATCOMP 2019), to be held in Vigo from July 3 to 5
  • The Congress, promoted by AEMAC and organised by CTAG and the University of Vigo, is the most important in the field of composite and high-performance materials in Spain
  • In this edition, there will be more than 200 presentations and posters and more abstracts were received than in the whole history of MATCOMP
  • Less than a month away, there are very few places left
  • The president of CSIC, Rosa María Menéndez López, Gilles Ausias, from the University of Southern Brittany, Juan José Vilatela, from the IMDEA Materials Institute and Luis Miguel Requejo Morcillo, governmental expert from the European Defense Agency, will be some of the experts that will participate in the event
  • CTAG and the University of Vigo, as co-organisers, will focus the theme of this edition on the impact of composites on Industry 4.0 and the Circular Economy
MATCOMP 2019, organizado por AEMAC, CTAG y Universidade de Vigo

From July 3 to 5 Vigo will host the event of reference at academic, scientific and business levels in the field of composite materials. The Spanish Association of Composite Materials, AEMAC, will hold the XIII Edition of the National Congress of Composite Materials, MATCOMP 2019 in which the latest advances in composites will be shared with national and international experts.

CTAG, Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia and the University of Vigo (UVigo) promoted the selection of Vigo as the venue for the event, so MATCOMP will be held for the first time in its history in Galicia. In this edition, there will be more than 200 presentations and posters and more abstracts were received than in the whole history of MATCOMP.

With CTAG and the University of Vigo as co-organisers, this edition will give a greater presence to the automotive sector, due to the challenges and barriers that new materials must overcome to access such a competitive environment in terms of costs and times. In this way, during the Congress, a thematic session will be held with international experts on the use of composites in automobiles and their role in the transformation of the automotive industry.

On the other hand, the congress will also try to reinforce the impact of composites on Industry 4.0 and on the Circular Economy, betting on the automation of processes, as well as on technologies that promote recycling and sustainability of composite materials, so that processes and products will be more efficient from the environmental point of view.

This congress is open to the participation of all those companies, researchers, entrepreneurs, professionals and students interested in sending their scientific contributions, presenting their products or attending the congress.

You may download the full press release.

If you are interested in attending the congress, you can register through

Solidarity event in favour of the Asociación Bicos de Papel

Evento ToolMaker, Asociación Bicos de Papel

CTAG participates today in a solidarity event in favour of the Asociación Bicos de Papel, whose objective is the construction of a park in the pediatric oncology area of the Álvaro Cunqueiro Hospital in Vigo. The event will be held in Pazo Los Escudos from 4:00 p.m.

The event, organized by ToolMaker magazine, consists of two parts, a technical conference and a solidarity dinner. It is focused on Industry 4.0 and brings together speakers and experts from the sector. There is an exhibition area in which prominent local companies will show their innovations and technologies in fields such as automation or industrial robotics. CTAG will be represented by the experts in exoskeletons of the Processes and Materials Division, who will show the attendees their latest advances in this field.

You can check the complete programme at