R&D&I accounted for the largest share of ERDF spending in Andalusia in 2021

R&D&I accounted for the largest share of ERDF spending in Andalusia in 2021

December 3, 2022

Research, technological development, and innovation accounted for a large part of the expenditure executed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in Andalusia in 2021, with a total of more than 293 million euros. Together with these data, it has been achieved that within the framework of the ERDF Operational Programme, the implementation of these funds has been very prominent in the promotion of research and innovation, in improving the competitiveness of SMEs, in initiatives to promote a low-carbon economy in all sectors and in promoting sustainable transport.

 Andalusian laboratories for advanced therapy drugs: the place where hope is created

Andalusian laboratories for advanced therapy drugs: the place where hope is created

Andalusia’s public health system has recently achieved a major milestone in improving the health of the population. Professionals from up to seven organisations linked to the Regional Ministry of Health and Families have for the first time successfully implanted personalised veins in a patient suffering from deep vein insufficiency.

 Andalusia participates in a project against the digital divide for people with intellectual disabilities

Andalusia participates in a project against the digital divide for people with intellectual disabilities

The Regional Ministry of Health and Families of the Government of Andalusia and the Andalusian Health Service (SAS) are research partners in the Digi-ID programme, a pan-European project whose main aim is to educate in digital skills to achieve better health outcomes and promote the social inclusion of adults with intellectual disabilities.

 Andalusian scientific research on vitamin D and COVID-19, among the 100 most downloaded in 2021

Andalusian scientific research on vitamin D and COVID-19, among the 100 most downloaded in 2021

A scientific publication by Andalusian researchers, specifically from the Clinical Bioinformatics Area of the Progreso y Salud Foundation, is among the 100 most downloaded publications of 2021 out of a total of more than 24,500 scientific articles, according to the journal Scientific Reports, from the Nature publishing group.

 Researchers at the University of Cadiz develop an “electronic nose” to measure the quality of petrol

Researchers at the University of Cadiz develop an “electronic nose” to measure the quality of petrol

A research team from the University of Cadiz has applied two different artificial intelligence tools to compare the precision in the quality control process of petrol and classify it according to its capacity for self-combustion. Specifically, an ‘electronic nose’, designed by the same team of experts to detect the remains of flammable liquids in a fire, and infrared have been used to discriminate between the two most commercially available types of petrol.

 Aerospace & Defence Meetings-ADM Seville 2022 will promote the internationalisation of aerospace startups and the opening to Latin America

Aerospace & Defence Meetings-ADM Seville 2022 will promote the internationalisation of aerospace startups and the opening to Latin America

Aerospace and Defence Meetings-ADM Seville 2022, now consolidated ten years after its launch as the most important business event in the aerospace sector in southern Europe, will be held from 7 to 9 June at Fibes. Its sixth edition includes as new features the creation of an area called AeroLabs, aimed at promoting the internationalisation of aerospace startups, and another dedicated to the Latin American market and its opportunities, which will also have a specific panel of conferences.

 What the Andalusian subsoil hides

What the Andalusian subsoil hides

an increasingly intensive global use of minerals and metals, which forces us to look down into the subsoil in search of new reserves of strategic materials.

 Andalusia is preparing to launch into space its first nanosatellite equipped for Earth observation

Andalusia is preparing to launch into space its first nanosatellite equipped for Earth observation

The ‘SmartFood’ project, promoted by the Regional Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development, is at the forefront of technology in the primary sector with the launch of the first nanosatellite for earth observation purposes in Andalusia. “The project aims to quantify the impact of agricultural, livestock and fishing activities on biodiversity, in the context of the fight against climate change,” explained regional minister Carmen Crespo.

 Researchers at the University of Seville lead the development of an optical technology for the rapid detection of COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Seville lead the development of an optical technology for the rapid detection of COVID-19

February 21, 2022

A team of Spanish researchers, coordinated by the University of Seville, has published the first results of detecting the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 using new optical technology. This tool could potentially be used as a rapid and easy-to-implement mass screening method. This new technology, whose first results are reported in the journal Scientific Reports, from […]

 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.