CTA is a private foundation made up of more than 165 companies promoting technological innovation. Companies of any size and sector can be members of CTA as long as they have a strong commitment to technological innovation CTA has established itself as a pioneering and unique model for the transfer of technology and the promotion of R&D&I, in which governments and institutions from other regions and countries have shown interest. It integrates the strengths of all the actors in the innovation system: governments, companies, universities. CTA has seven Strategic sectors for action, which are considered to be of maximum strategic importance for the Andalusian economy: Aerospace and Production Processes, Agri-foods, Biotechnology, Construction and Civil Engineering, Energy and the Environment, Leisure and Tourism, and ICT.
What do we do?
1. We finance economically or socially viable business projects involving Andalusian public research groups. (Andalusian public universities and research centres through their research groups (more than 350 PAIDI groups in projects).
2. We encourage technology transfer between universities and companies.
3. We disseminate the need for innovation in companies, especially SMEs, to increase their competitiveness.
4. We increase the presence of Andalusian companies in national and international R&D&I programmes.