Desde CTAG nos complace invitarle a La jornada “Tecnologías emergentes y materiales innovadores en el sector de la construcción”, que se celebrará el próximo martes 27 de noviembre en las instalaciones de CTAG.
Esta jornada gratuita se engloba dentro del proyecto europeo KrEaTive Habitat, cofinanciado con fondos FEDER a través del P.O. Interreg SUDOE. En este proyecto, CTAG desarrolla materiales inteligentes para el sector de la construcción, uniendo las funcionalidades que aportan los nanomateriales con los materiales base tradicionales: cerámica, mármol, corcho, entre otros.
KrEaTive Habitat pretende promover la investigación conjunta aplicada a una serie de materiales del sector del Hábitat Arquitectónico, a través del acercamiento, adaptación y validación de las Tecnologías Facilitadoras Esenciales (materiales avanzados, nanotecnología y biotecnología). A través de estas tecnologías se pretende mejorar las prestaciones técnicas de los materiales e introducir características completamente nuevas, nunca antes presentes en estos materiales, que permitan hacerlos atractivos para su uso en aplicaciones de Arquitectura Singular, Diseño y en general de la Industria Creativa.
Durante la jornada, investigadores y expertos en materiales avanzados de entidades tales como 3M, GAIRESA, CeNTi, Universidad de Vigo, CTC y CTAG presentarán los últimos avances en este campo. Además, durante el evento se mostrarán los prototipos que se han desarrollado en KrEaTive Habitat, dando la oportunidad a los asistentes de comprobar su funcionalidad y compartir sus impresiones, dando su opinión en cuando a usabilidad y diseño.
Puede descargar la invitación y el programa aquí.
Formulario de inscripción
CTAG’s facilities in O Porriño hosted a workshop on technologies and innovations to improve energy efficiency in electric vehicles. The workshop, organized by the JOSPEL project, brought together partners from three European projects (JOSPEL, OPTEMUS and XERIC) that work on a common research line, aimed at developing solutions to improve the energy efficiency in electric vehicles.
Around 100 people attended the workshop in which there were eight presentations by professionals from various companies and international organizations. Some of the aspects explained during the event were the latest air conditioning systems for electric vehicles, the innovative heating / cooling systems based on the Joule and Peltier effects, the integrated thermal management systems and the innovative battery pack with low energy consumption. In addition, the attendees had the opportunity to visit the JOSPEL demo lab at CTAG.
JOSPEL project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement n° 653851.
ChemPlast Awards 2018 es el certamen que nace para reconocer el trabajo, el liderazgo y la transformación de aquellas empresas de los sectores de la química y el plástico que apuestan por la innovación, la sostenibilidad y la digitalización industrial, enfocándose en todas las áreas del negocio. La misión de estos premios es fomentar y promover la innovación en las industrias químicas y plásticas.
En esta primera edición, la organización ha recibido más de un centenar de propuestas por parte de empresas, universidades, proveedores, investigadores, analistas, start-ups, aceleradoras, parques tecnológicos y centros de innovación.
CTAG ha presentado dos proyectos de investigación e innovación en dos candidaturas diferentes, quedando ambos entre los 3 finalistas de su categoría:
KrEaTive Habitat: Application of Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in the habitat sector
Se trata de un proyecto de innovación que busca promover la transferencia de tecnología desde las Tecnologías Facilitadoras Esenciales (KET), entre ellas la nanotecnología, hacia aplicaciones de mercado dentro de la Industria Creativa y del Hábitat en entorno del Espacio SUDOE, que cubre España, Portugal, el Sur de Francia, Andorra y Gibraltar.
En concreto, CTAG está desarrollando materiales inteligentes para el sector de la construcción, uniendo las funcionalidades que aportan los nanomateriales con los materiales bases tradicionales:
- Baldosas/azulejo cerámico con propiedades de emisión de calor y activación capacitiva por contacto, apto para baños.
- Encimeras de cocina con función calienta-platos integrada y activación capacitiva por contacto
- Panel de corcho para suelos con propiedades radiantes y sensorización para mapear la temperatura de una sala.
Este proyecto está cofinanciado con fondos FEDER a través del P.O. Interreg SUDOE. Más información del proyecto en: http://www.kreativehabitat.eu/
FORTAPE: Research on efficient integrated systems for the manufacturing of parts based on unidirectional tapes for the automotive and aeronautical sector
Se trata de un proyecto europeo de investigación, liderado por CTAG, que aunó la experiencia y conocimientos de los sectores de automoción y aeronáutica para desarrollar nuevas soluciones más eficientes y ligeras para piezas plásticas, basadas en la integración de refuerzos localizados mediante tapes unidireccionales en puntos estratégicos de la pieza, permitiendo un desarrollar un refuerzo a medida de las necesidades de ambos sectores. Las soluciones desarrolladas fueron testadas en 2 piezas objetivo y pasaron todas las validaciones tanto físicas como virtuales.
Este proyecto, finalizado este año, fue liderado por CTAG y financiado por el Programa Europeo Horizonte 2020 con un presupuesto total de más de 5 millones de euros, dentro de la iniciativa Factories of the Future. Más información sobre los resultados en: http://fortapeproject.eu/
Los ganadores se darán a conocer en la cena de gala el próximo 7 de noviembre. Será a partir de las 20:30h en el Casino de Madrid.
Más información sobre el certamen en: https://www.chemplastexpo.com/chemplast-awards/
Más información sobre las competencias de CTAG en Nuevos Materiales.
CTAG will attend the European conference “INDustrial TECHnologies 2018” to be held from 29-31 October 2018 in Vienna (Austria).
INDTECH2018 is organized by the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission. This event will combine keynote presentations, talks, a matchmaking event and exhibitions. It provides an excellent opportunity to meet experts from industry, academia and policy to exchange information and to strengthen collaboration
- 1000 expected participants
- 80 speakers from more than 30 countries in Europe and across the globe
- 20 talks in 3 parallel sessions (Technologies for sustainable growth, Innovative Industry for citizens, Ecosystem and framing conditions)
- Interactive discussions in world cafés and fish-bowls
- Matchmaking event
- Site visits to 5 leading Austrian companies
- Exhibition with over 20 leading international organisations.
CTAG will be at Booth 5 promoting the AEROCAR project and presenting the project works and results achieved so far.
For further information about this event please visit: https://www.indtech2018.eu/
You can also check CTAG’s expertise in New Materials.
CTAG, the University of Vigo and AEMAC will organize the XIII National Congress of Composite Materials (MATCOMP 2019) in Galicia. The announcement was made yesterday in Madrid.
The Spanish Association of Composite Materials (AEMAC) and the Automotive Technology Center of Galicia (CTAG) announced yesterday in Madrid the organization of the XIII National Congress of Composite Materials (MATCOMP 2019) based in Galicia.
Taking advantage of the celebration yesterday of the 2nd AEMAC Workshop for collaboration Academia and companies in the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) in Madrid, the responsible for the Materials Innovation Area at CTAG, Raquel Ledo, and the president of AEMAC, Jacinto Tortosa, officially announced the selection of CTAG and the University of Vigo as hosts of MATCOMP 2019, which will be held for the first time in Vigo on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of July 2019.
As Raquel Ledo, who moderated the transport table, advanced yesterday, MATCOMP 2019 will arrive in Galicia for the first time in its history to offer a high-level technological forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest research and innovative technologies in the field of composite and high-performance materials, and specifically “in this edition we want to reinforce the impact of composite materials in the Industry 4.0 and in the circular economy“.
MATCOMP 2019 will gather a large number of experts in the area of advanced materials with great international relevance as well as invited lecturers from the most innovative companies in this field. In addition, this congress will be open to the participation of all those companies, researchers, entrepreneurs and professionals interested in sending their contributions, presenting their products or attending the congress. Thus, this event will provide a unique opportunity to strengthen the collaboration of universities and technology centres with companies from strategic sectors such as the automotive industry, the naval industry, aeronautics, renewable energy and the construction sector, among others.
In the forthcoming weeks the congress website will be published with further information.
MATCOMP is a biannual congress promoted by AEMAC that aims to promote and encourage research and use of composite materials at a national level. This congress constitutes the most important event for the scientific, academic and business community in the field of composite materials in Spain. In past editions, MATCOMP has managed to bring together about 200 speakers and experts and mobilize more than 300 professionals with a high level of innovation.
Materials Innovation at CTAG
CTAG is a Galician technology centre with international presence, composed by nearly 700 professionals and created in 2002 to offer innovative solutions for the automotive sector. One of its most important research lines are the advanced materials, in which it has developed more than 50 projects, 25 of them within public research programs such as the European Horizon 2020 Program. This group of researchers, pioneers in Galicia in the approach of materials research results towards companies in the transport sector, was the first group of scientists from a private centre to lead a research project within the 7th European Research Program and is currently very involved in the transfer of knowledge based on material engineering between the automotive sector and aeronautics, two strategic sectors for Galicia.
Increasing the range of electric vehicles remains one of the biggest challenges in the automotive industry. On October 25th, JOSPEL will host a workshop where partners from three EU-funded projects – XERIC, OPTEMUS and JOSPEL – will present their latest innovations and technologies to improve energy efficiency in electric vehicles.
The workshop will take place at JOSPEL partner CTAG’s facilities in O Porriño, which is located in the Galicia region of Spain, and participation is FREE with online registration. The workshop will feature presentations from all three projects about the innovative technologies being applied to improve energy efficiency in electric vehicles, and it will also be possible to visit the JOSPEL demo lab.
Some of the key learning points of the workshop are:
- Novel energy efficient EV climate system
- Novel and innovative heating and cooling systems based on the use of Joule effect and Peltier cells respectively
- Integrated thermal management system
- Innovative battery pack with low energy consumption and thermal management elements
- “Demo lab” with real users for validating the user feeling of heating and cooling.
Working together on energy management
Like JOSPEL, XERIC and OPTEMUS are EU-funded projects that have taken up the challenge of systematic energy management in electric vehicles based on the integration of energy efficient components and sub-systems, and the three projects are working together in sharing experiences and approaches to saving the challenge:
- JOSPEL – Low energy passenger comfort systems based on the joule and peltier effects
- XERIC – Innovative climate control system to extend the range of electric vehicles and improve comfort
- OPTEMUS – Optimised energy management and use through a holistic, vehicle-occupant-centred approach
Who should attend?
The workshop will be particularly interesting to CEOs, Board Members, Department Heads, Project Managers, Engineers, and Scientists dealing with automotive interiors, automotive design, interior materials, R&D, thermal comfort, batteries, and electric vehicles, but it is open to anyone with an interest in innovative new technologies.
The workshop will take on October 25th 2018 from 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM CET, and it will include lunch and the possibility of visiting the JOSPEL demo lab.
The address is: https://ctag.com/en/ctag/localizacion/
JOSPEL project has received funding from the European Union‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement n° 653851
JEC World 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.
It will be held at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center from 6 to 8 March.
CTAG – New Materials Group will be presenting their latest R+D projects, AEROCAR and BIOTECFOR.
Within the fairgrounds you can find us in Hall 6, Stand J88, where we will be pleased to receive you.
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Last September 20th CTAG hosted a meeting between the partners in the BIOTECFOR project – Biobusiness and technology for the efficient valorisation of endogenous forest resources in the North of Portugal and Galicia.
This project promotes synergies between forestry production and institutions devoted to technological research in automation and new materials. It aims to increase the efficiency levels in the use of forest resources through the application of Intelligent Robotic Systems in their gathering and processing, as well as through the search for applications for new materials, contributing to the development bioeconomy and circular economy in the Galicia-North of Portugal cross-border cooperation space.
The project is led by Forestis (Portuguese Forestry Association) inlcluding as partners AFG (Forestry Association of Galicia), INESC TEC-Technology and Science and CTAG (Automotive Technology Centre of Galicia). It was approved within the framework of the first call of the POCTEP 2014-2020 Programme and is co-financed by the ERDF.
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Call for expression of interest
Those who are interested should submit their ideas for the prototype before June 30.
The first two phases of the AEROCAR project come to an end with the publication of the first results of the project. A documentation compiles the studies carried out on technologies and aeronautical and automotive materials. This material is available on the project website www.aerocar-sudoe.com.
Currently, the AEROCAR project is finalizing the third phase, which will define the prototypes that will be manufactured during phase 4. During this fourth phase, Leartiker and CTAG will develop two aeronautical prototypes in which automotive materials and technologies will be used. Rescoll and Inegi will manufacture two other automotive prototypes with materials and technologies used in the aeronautical sector. To define these prototypes, the collaboration of different companies that provide real application cases that have an industrial impact for their development is necessary. The technologies that will be most valued when designing the prototypes are: Hybrid injection moulding / overmoulding, Thermo-stamping, SMC or BMC, VBO prepreg, Filament winding, Adhesive, Filament winding and Co-curing. They are all processes related to polymeric materials and combinations of these with other materials.
The development potential of both sectors, the degree of innovation / patentability of the submitted idea, the procured profit or advantage through technological transfer, technical / technological and economic viability, and finally, the necessary resources for the development of prototypes will all be assessed.
For this reason, we, in AEROCAR, call for an expression of interest: we are looking for partners who are interested in collaborating on the project. Companies that are interested in participating may contact the following Project Managers before June 30:
LEARTIKER: Asier Retolaza, email@example.com
CTAG: Denise García, firstname.lastname@example.org
INEGI: Susana Sousa, email@example.com
RESCOLL: Thomas Stimpfling, firstname.lastname@example.org
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