This is the 100% Andalusian drone that fights COVID-19

This is the 100% Andalusian drone that fights COVID-19

November 14, 2021

The Advanced Centre for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) and the Sevillian company Airvant have developed the PrevenZAL project, which consists of the design of a drone to disinfect critical spaces in the logistics sector in a short time and an automated manner. This drone, which will be used by Correos at its logistics centre in Malaga, has represented a technological breakthrough as it is an effective solution for future outbreaks of COVID-19 that may arise.

 Andalusia has 189 entities with research activity and capacity in AI

Andalusia has 189 entities with research activity and capacity in AI

October 30, 2021

The Regional Ministry of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities has identified up to 189 entities with activity and research capacity in Artificial Intelligence (AI), of which 110 are companies, 56 belong to the Andalusian knowledge system and 23 are scientific and technological infrastructures. This is the result of the report ‘Identification of Andalusian capabilities in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI)’, promoted by the Regional Government and in which the Andalusian Technological Corporation and the Andalusian Institute for Research in Data Science and Computational Intelligence (DaSCI) have participated.

 Andalusia leads the genomic sequencing of the coronavirus at the national level

Andalusia leads the genomic sequencing of the coronavirus at the national level

October 30, 2021

The work of the Andalusian public health system has positioned the autonomous community at the forefront of genomic sequencing of coronavirus at the national level. Currently, 13,880 coronavirus samples have been sequenced, which represents 59.3% of what has been sequenced in the whole country, according to data from the SeqCovid project.

 The Andalusian ICT sector records 9.8% growth in the first half of the year

The Andalusian ICT sector records 9.8% growth in the first half of the year

October 14, 2021

The Minister for Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities of the Government of Andalusia, Rogelio Velasco, recently highlighted the growing trend in ICT activities in Andalusia, with an increase of 9.8% and a 7.6% growth in the number of companies registered with the Social Security in the first half of this year.

 More than 40 Andalusian startups break records participating in the 9th edition of the South Summit forum on digital entrepreneurship

More than 40 Andalusian startups break records participating in the 9th edition of the South Summit forum on digital entrepreneurship

The presence of Andalusian startups seeking business opportunities at the ‘South Summit’ continues to grow and this year reached its record participation. More than 40 startups, most of them supported by the Junta de Andalucía, have gathered in Madrid, between 5 and 7 October, in the ninth edition of the national event of reference in the digital entrepreneurship ecosystem.

 II Global Business Trip: 40 Andalusian technology companies to be promoted in the Chilean and Mexican markets

II Global Business Trip: 40 Andalusian technology companies to be promoted in the Chilean and Mexican markets

September 2, 2021

The Regional Ministry of Economic Transformation, Industry, Knowledge and Universities and the Andalusian Council of Chambers of Commerce has selected the 40 technology companies that will participate in the second edition of the Global Business Trip, which aims to promote business opportunities for the Andalusian ICT sector in the markets of Mexico and Chile. The programme, which this year takes place in a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic, begins training in internationalisation and marketing for the participating companies on 13 September.

 Andalusia further simplifies bureaucracy to attract investment

Andalusia further simplifies bureaucracy to attract investment

September 2, 2021

The president of the Government of Andalusia, Juanma Moreno, has announced that his government will take a new administrative simplification package to the Andalusian parliament in the session that is beginning, which, together with those already underway, will continue to reduce obstacles for all those investors who want to produce and create jobs in the autonomous region. “The Andalusian Administration has an excessive bureaucratic burden that limits, prevents, and delays many investments and projects. We must make an enormous effort to remove these obstacles,” he said.

 ‘Somos Emprende Network’ attracts more than 7,500 participants

‘Somos Emprende Network’ attracts more than 7,500 participants

Somos Emprende Network, the first collaborative platform for entrepreneurship of the Andalucía Emprende Foundation, has exceeded 7,500 participants after almost a year and a half of existence and has received 1.9 million visits. This collaborative network has positioned itself as a benchmark at national level, offering the entrepreneurial community contrasted information and useful resources, as […]

 National patent applications registered in Andalusia in 2020 increase by 10.38%

National patent applications registered in Andalusia in 2020 increase by 10.38%

Andalusia registered a total of 358 patent applications in 2020. Of these, a total of 202 have been applied for nationally, 39 via the European route and 117 via the PCT (Patent Cooperation Treaty, with international extension). This figure represents an increase of 6.55% over the previous year, which contrasts with the decrease of -1.47% for the whole of Spain (3,283 registrations).

 OnTech is working to boost the Agrotech sector in Andalusia

OnTech is working to boost the Agrotech sector in Andalusia

The agri-food industry is the main industry in Andalusia. With an annual turnover of 17,000 million euros, it has more than 6,000 companies, generates 68,000 jobs, and is key to boosting rural development. Andalusia’s position and growth as an agro-industrial power depend to a large extent on innovation and the application of new technologies. For this reason, the OnTech Innovation technology cluster is focusing a large part of its efforts on promoting agro-technology and innovative projects applied to the different stages of the agri-food process.