CTA - Corporacion Tecnologica de Andalucia
Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA) is a private foundation that was born from a public-private partnership. For 15 years, CTA has been supporting R&D activities through financing, mentoring and cooperation with main Andalusian stakeholders, emerging as a singular multi-sectorial, innovation cluster. More than 700 R&D business projects have been funded by CTA with more than €M175.
Currently, CTA is owned by more than 160 companies, 70% of them SMEs, in 7 main European industrial priority sectors: ICT, aerospace and productive processes, agri-food, biotechnology, building and civil engineering, energy and environment and tourism.
CTA helps companies to plan an innovation strategy, from the identification of their R&D and innovation needs to the formulation of projects to solve them and the search for partners and funding. In addition, it has deployed advanced services to help companies, universities, technology centres, public administration and other entities to transform the results achieved into business opportunities.
CTA is a reference entity with expertise in bioeconomy, backed by its participation in 6 projects funded by the European Commission in this area, its activity in the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) and more than 15 years of biotech promotion in Andalusia (Spain). CTA participates as a partner in European projects related to the bio-based industry aimed at accelerating new value chains, developing new bioproducts, digitizing biomass supply chains and promote education. At international level, CTA participates in bioeconomy related multilateral tenders and cooperation for development projects, having conducted several projects and services in LATAM.