The Regional Minister for Employment, Industry and Tourism of the Principality of Asturias, Francisco Blanco, participated in the event, held on 9th October in Oviedo, along with the CEO of IDEPA, Eva Pando, among others.
Q1. “Roll to roll” technology is one of the main pillars of the work done at PRODINTEC; do you think it is the future?
In our case it is the present, because since December 2012 in our Gijon facilities, we have had a manufacturing pilot line for printed electronics for the production of high added value products on low cost flexible materials. Therefore, with this line it is possible to obtain with a high degree of functionality, products that are able to have traceability or a connection with their environment (internet of things).
The company, which provides technology enabled business solutions and services, has headquarters based in Aviles, Barcelona and Madrid, and currently employs around 800 workers.
Since 2007, the CINN has developed projects based on optimising materials for usage in sectors as diverse as medicine, the textile industry and defence. | The work performed by the centre has led to the granting of numerous patents.
Maritime traffic is one of the most important means of foreign trade in Asturias | According to SADEI (Asturian Society of Economic and Industrial Studies), it makes up 95.26% of imports from Asturias and 84.38% of exports.
The Sacyr-Fluor alliance will encompass engineering services and project management for petroleum and gas, as well as the petrochemical industry in Spain, Southern Europe, North Africa and Latin America.
The tender is earmarked for employment-generating business ventures that promote alternative development in the region´s mining areas. | The period for presenting applications closes on 3rd September.
The Asturian-based multinational, along with IDEPA, are to award 30,000 euros to five different research projects from the University of Oviedo based on nano-materials, graphene, additive manufacturing and sensors.