The CTC Technology Centre strengthens its capacity for management and leadership of European projects

A thorough understanding of the possibilities offered by European funding programmes is essential for making high-value proposals and maximising the potential of grants. The participation of the CTC Technology Centre in the Manager Specialisation Programme of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology [Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial(CDTI)] has exponentially increased its capacity to drive international initiatives.

The participants of the 28th edition during the stay

The only technology centre in Cantabria has been one of the 13 organisations invited by CDTI, a public business entity dependent on the Ministry of Science and Innovation, to attend the 28th edition of the Programme. Álvaro Rodríguez, Director of Innovation at CTC, participated in this stay in Brussels. The idea of the Programme was to provide participants with specific knowledge of international project management and increase their capacity to lead European proposals.

One of the main missions of the Centre is to gradually increase its activity and presence in the international framework through R&D&I initiatives. In fact, it is already working on five proposals to be submitted to the Horizon Europe, SUDOE and CETPartnership calls at the end of March.

The skills acquired during the technical stay make CTC a key agent in promoting the participation of Cantabrian companies in this type of calls for proposals. Its extensive knowledge of the programmes launched by the European Commission and its experience in implementing international initiatives are unique assets to attract wealth to the community.

The participants of the 28th edition during their visit to the European Parliament.

Rodríguez’s participation in this visit has also expanded CTC’s network of contacts and improved its strategic positioning. The Centre’s representative arranged networking sessions with professionals and experts invited by the European Commission and generated synergies with the other participants. At the same time, to explore possible future collaborations, Rodríguez held several meetings with international companies and organisations linked to offshore wind energy and artificial intelligence, two of the main research fields of the Technology Centre.