We launch a new edition of our digital newsletter with the idea to reaffirm once more the strong commitment of Aerópolis with the promotion of research, technological development and innovation in aerospace. These issues are keys to strengthen and promote an industry that has always been characterized by its high technological value and go to the forefront of new developments and progress of society.
Increasing competitiveness and productivity of our businesses through knowledge, innovation and implementation of new technologies are essential to continue positioning Andalusia and Spain in the leading positions of the future of aerospace, business opportunities and growth that will be generated in the coming years. To achieve this it is essential collaboration and cooperation of our companies, so that they can strengthen ties in the field of R&D and to establish synergies that will allow us to advance in new projects and initiatives. This is the way to reach a position of international reference in areas of greatest projection (embedded systems, carbon fiber, unmanned aircraft, industrial robotics, process automation, simulation, etc.)
In Aerópolis we have hosted in the past weeks several days intended for this purpose, as presentations of new calls for proposals of the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation -in Space and Transport areas- or a seminar on the ERA NET ICT AGRI 2 project, which seeks the implementation of new telecommunication technologies and robotics in agriculture, as is the case of the aircraft and unmanned systems.
Not to mention other major events such as the Forum of Innovation and Business Aerópolis, that in addition to promote trade relations between our companies and some of the main contractors on first level of the aerospace sector, it also seeks to strengthen ties and foster cooperation in technology and R&D with leading international aerospace players.
With these tools we seek to make available to the companies of Aerópolis, and the Andalusian aerospace industry in general, all necessary mechanisms that contribute to encourage and foster this commitment to innovation and technological cooperation in our industry. A value that today has become imperative if we want to be present and to be players in the global market, being an active part of it. That is one of the objectives of Aerópolis, positioning our companies in the ranking of technological development and cooperation, and for that we will continue to dedicate our work and effort.
Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Chief Executive Officer