CTAG holds the KIC-EIT Urban Mobility South Innovation Hub meeting

Fotografía de los participantes en las instalaciones de CTAGThe working meeting of the KIC-EIT Urban Mobility Initiative South Innovation Hub was held yesterday at CTAG. This initiative was approved last December by the European Commission.

The KIC Consortium Innovation Manager attended the meeting, where innovative ideas were shared in order to respond to the challenges of urban mobility from different perspectives, cities, universities, technology centres, mobility service providers and car manufacturers.

The 25 participants were able to visit CTAG’s facilities and particularly check the results of the various European research projects carried out by the Centre in the field of mobility.

For more information about the initiative please visit https://eit.europa.eu/eit-community/eit-urban-mobility


CTAG present at the European Robotics Forum (ERF2019)

European Robotics Forum 2019

CTAG present at the European Robotics Forum (ERF2019)

Representatives of CTAG visit Bucharest these days to participate in the European Robotics Forum. This is the most influential meeting of the robotic community in Europe, which brings together researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs and other professionals in the sector to discuss current issues in European robotics. Specialists from more than 40 countries attend this year’s edition, with a special focus on innovation strategies and on the future impact of robotics in the world.

The industrial exoskeleton is one of the research areas in the Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0 at CTAG, where tests with diverse prototypes are carried out with the objective of improving the conditions of the worker in industrial plants.

The process can be divided into four phases: solution identification, laboratory validation, pilot testing and in-line testing. CTAG has implemented this test process in assembly plants for four exoskeletons, with different applications for the back, shoulder and hand. One of these projects has recently been awarded, together with Groupe PSA, recognising the work of both organisations in the development and implementation of a methodology that allows the validation of exoskeletons as support systems for industrial production line workers.

The event is held on March 20, 21 and 22 in Bucharest (Romania).

For more information about ERF2019 please visit https://www.eu-robotics.net/robotics_forum/

Proxecto cofinanciado polo IGAPE, Xunta de Galicia e o Fondo Europeo de Desenvolvemento Rexional do programa operativo 2014-2020.


CTAG participates in the JEC World 2019

JEC World 2019, The Leading International Composites Show. Paris Nord Villepinte, march 12-13-14, 2019. CTAG: Visit Us at hall 6, stand G84

The event will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center from 12 to 14 March. CTAG will show its latest R&I results based on multifunctional and high-performance composites created to promote innovative solutions on thermal (heating/cooling through Joule/Peltier effects with integrated capacitive activation and near field sensor ability), visual (integrated lightening, natural materials for noble aesthetics) and acoustic comfort (acoustic surfaces) for vehicle interiors.

This is the most important event in Europe concerning composites, where exhibitors will present innovations in different sectors such as the automobile, aerospace, building, civil engineering industry, etc.

Our Materials Innovation Area researchers and the commercial team will be at our stand and are at your disposal to set up a meeting beforehand. You will find us in Hall 6, Stand G84, next to AUTO PLANET where we will be pleased to receive you.

For more information about the show please visit


CTAG returns to Israel to delve into its Start-ups ecosystem

CTAG visits Tel Aviv again, one of the most powerful innovation centers in the world, with the aim of identifying new opportunities for the Galician automotive industry around the mobility of the future and Industry 4.0.

The visit has highlighted the interest in activities focused on autonomous driving, driving assistance and improving productivity in industrial plants, allowing to see first-hand how the start-up methodology is applied in these fields.

In addition, it has allowed to search for new technologies and products and to get in contact with companies set up in Israel in order to establish possible collaborations, for which common areas of interest, such as product and process design or electronic integration have been identified. The objective is to lay the foundations for possible collaborations in CTAG’s activities and to study, together with possible partners, the execution of European projects.

This trip is also useful to consolidate the commercial and institutional relations in Israel, since the visit gives continuity to previous expeditions in which CTAG participated together with Galician organisations and companies from different sectors.


CTAG presents the challenges of autonomous driving in Lisbon

Francisco Sánchez, Electronics & ITS Director at CTAG, is visiting Lisbon these days to participate in various workshops on technologies and challenges related to autonomous driving.

Paisaje, Lisboa.The first one, CREATE the Next Generation IoT eXperience for the Future, is held between February 26 and 28 and aims to foster links between communities of IoT (Internet of Things) users and providers, as well as with EU Member States’ initiatives

CTAG participates in two of the four sessions that make up the programme by presenting the AUTOPILOT project (Automated Driving Progressed by Internet of Things), a platform in development for connected vehicles that integrates infrastructure, IoT objects and vehicle, with special attention to automated driving safety. This project develops a range of services that combine autonomous driving and IoT, such as car sharing, autonomous parking service and the improvement of digital maps for autonomous vehicles.

On February 28, the AUTOCITS Workshop will take place, focusing on the challenges in autonomous driving implementation, with the participation of leading professionals in the sector. Francisco Sánchez will give a presentation on the technical challenges for autonomous and connected driving.

For more information about these workshops please visit:



For more information about CTAG’s expertise in Electronics and ITS please visit:


Presentation of the BUSINESS FACTORY AERO first call

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Civil UAVs Initiative

BFAero es la aceleradora del sector aeronáutico y de los vehículos no tripulados de Galicia, que forma parte de la Iniciativa estratégica Civil UAVs, de la Xunta de Galicia. El acto, en cuya mesa redonda participará CTAG, tendrá lugar el próximo día 22 de enero de 2019 a las 12:00 en la sede de ASIME (Avenida Doctor Corbal Nº51, Vigo)

El programa será el siguiente:

  • 11:45 – 12:00 Recepción de asistentes
  • 12:00 – 12:05 Bienvenida (Enrique M. Mallón, presidente del Consorcio Aeronáutico de Galicia (CAG))
  • 12:05 – 12:35 Mesa redonda: “Emprendimiento e innovación en el sector aeronáutico de Galicia”
  • 12:35 – 12:50 La convocatoria BFAero (Rodolfo Ojea, Gerente de Fundación CEL)
  • 12:50 – 14:00 Networking

Le rogamos que confirme su asistencia a través del siguiente enlace: https://bfaero.typeform.com/to/S9S0Fe


Xunta de Galicia, Indra, Babcock, CTAG, Fundación C.E.I.




La consolidación de la Unidad Mixta de Investigación BorgWarner – CTAG continúa dando sus frutos

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La Consolidación de la Unidad Mixta de Investigación establecida entre BorgWarner y CTAG, continúa dando sus frutos con el desarrollo de “Nuevos productos y tecnologías de automoción para la reducción de emisiones”, haciendo especial hincapié en las últimas tendencias en la electrificación de vehículo y en las nuevas tecnologías de recuperación de calor para su reaprovechamiento como fuente de energía, que permiten seguir manteniendo esta alianza a la vanguardia en el desarrollo de productos con un alto valor añadido para el sector de automoción. En concreto, en la anualidad 2018 entre otras cuestiones se han estudiado diversas implicaciones de la aplicación de la normativa RDE en sistemas de exhaustación de gases de escape, y se han desarrollado bancos Hardware in the Loop para diseño electrónico.

Esta iniciativa está subvencionada por la Axencia Galega de Innovación con cargo a los Fondos FEDER y ha sido apoyada por la Consellería de Economía, Emprego e Industria a través de la convocatoria de “AXUDAS PARA A CREACIÓN, POSTA EN MARCHA E CONSOLIDACIÓN DE UNIDADES MIXTAS DE INVESTIGACIÓN” (DOG Nº 138, de 21 de julio de 2016), con código de expediente IN853A 2016/10.

lgotipos: CTAG, BorgWarner, Xunta de Galicia, Galicia, Gaín, Unión Europea

CTAG will boost future mobility for urban spaces in the winning consortium EIT Urban Mobility

Vehículo autónomo de CTAG, con un semáforo conectado en primer plano.The MOBiLus consortium has been designated as the winning Innovation Community on Urban Mobility by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

The EIT has appointed the MOBiLus consortium to develop one of its innovation communities, the “Knowledge Innovation Community (KIC) on Urban Mobility”. This consortium consists of 48 partners from 15 countries: 13 cities, 18 universities and technology centres and 17 large companies focused on mobility, including CTAG, BMW, SEAT, Siemens, TomTom, Oracle, Fraunhofer, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, University College London, etc.

EIT Innovation Communities are public-private partnerships whose objective is to find solutions to major societal challenges in areas with high innovation potential, in this case Urban Mobility.

The aim of MOBiLus is to strengthen European competitiveness, improve access to mobility and increase attractiveness of cities under the motto “Mobility for Liveable Urban Spaces”.

The MOBiLus approach addresses five strategic objectives:

  • Being Europe’s driver for knowledge and innovation in mobility
  • Training the next generation of urban mobility practitioners
  • Leveraging and upgrading ideas for deployment
  • Accelerating tomorrow’s mobility services and solutions to the market
  • Replicate and scale new mobility solutions to Europe and beyond

This project will be managed by the headquarters in Barcelona, ​​along with four other innovation hubs in Europe, Copenhagen (Denmark), Prague (Czech Republic), Munich (Germany) and Helmond (The Netherlands). In the next seven years, the EIT will directly contribute 400 million euros to this initiative.

First results can be expected in 2020.

Since its inception, CTAG is in the origin or is an active member of several local, national and European projects, providing the automotive sector with its experience and R&D&I capabilities. Currently, it participates in more than 50 collaborative projects, 25 at European level. CTAG has been working on the consortium candidacy for 2 years.

For more information about the EIT Urban Mobility: https://eit.europa.eu/newsroom/eit-announces-two-innovation-communities-manufacturing-urban-mobility

La aceleradora especializada en el sector aeronáutico Business Factory Aero lanza su primera convocatoria

Un momento de la presentación de la convocatoria.

A través de esta primera convocatoria se apoyarán seis proyectos que recibirán financiación, asesoramiento especializado, acceso a infraestructuras especializadas y acceso a potenciales clientes del ámbito internacional.

BFAero es una iniciativa cuyo objetivo es incubar y acelerar proyectos y empresas que acerquen soluciones innovadoras en el sector aeronáutico. Está promovida por la Xunta de Galicia, a través del Igape, Gain y Xesgalicia, por CTAG y las empresas Indra y Babcock, gestionada por la Fundación CEL y apoyada por diferentes entidades colaboradoras representadas por el Consorcio Aeronáutico Gallego.

La BFAero incluye dos itinerarios: uno de incubación y otro de aceleración, para los que se dispone de tres plazas en cada uno. La convocatoria está dirigida a todo el ecosistema de innovación: universidades, centros tecnológicos, empresas y emprendedores. El plazo de solicitud, a través de la web www.bfaero.es, cierra el 28 de febrero de 2019.

Puede consultar la nota de prensa de la Xunta de Galicia sobre la Business Factory Aero https://www.xunta.gal/notas-de-prensa/-/nova/35803/abre-primeira-convocatoria-aceleradora-especializada-sector-aeronautico-promovida

También puede consultar los proyectos de I+D+i en los que participa CTAG en el siguiente enlace https://ctag.com/proyectos/

MATCOMP’19 opens ABSTRACT submission period

The XIII National Congress of Composite Materials – MATCOMP’19 has opened the ABSTRACT submission period, which will remain open until December 20, 2018. Please visit the following link to find the instructions for authors and submit your ABSTRACT online.


MATCOMP'19 : 3 días, 3 conferencias plenarias, más de 200 ponentes y más de 350 asistentes

MATCOMP is the most important event for the scientific, academic and business community in the field of composite and high-performance materials in Spain. It is a biennial congress promoted by AEMAC to encourage research and use of composite materials.

This edition, organized jointly by AEMAC, CTAG and the University of Vigo, will be the first to be held in Galicia, and will focus on strengthening the impact of composites on Industry 4.0 and on the Circular Economy for strategic sectors such as the automotive industry, the naval industry, aeronautics, renewable energy and the construction sector, among others.


Organised by

AEMAC, CTAG Y Universidade de Vigo