Just a few days ago, between the 12th and the 14th of March, the first edition of Andalusia Digital Week (ADW) was held in Seville, a meeting point for companies, entrepreneurs and administrations. This initiative, of Eticom and the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Seville (Fibes), was born with the aim of becoming a place of exchange of ideas and knowledge to contribute to the impulse of the digital transformation of our society and economy. Throughout those three days, the Palace of Congresses and Exhibitions of Seville was the scene of more than 50 presentations and round tables in charge of 150 leading professionals from the economic, business and technology sectors.
One of the most outstanding meetings was the round table The aeronautical companies facing the challenge of diversification where the aeronautical sector has been discussed, one of the pillars of the Andalusian and National business sector. Moderated by Silvia de los Santos, Technical Responsible for the Aerospace Sector at the Technological Corporation of Andalusia, the table was attended by Sevillian Manuel Heredia Ortiz, Airbus CEO in Poland, Antonio Gómez Guillamón, co-founder and CEO of Aertec Solutions, Jesús Estepa Bracho, general director of Atexis in Spain and Rafael Contreras, Executive President of Carbures.
Rafael Contreras explained what the keys are to the business success of Carbures that he synthesized in one; own technology. The technological capacity and the management of advanced knowledge, is what ultimately makes you have an international leadership. "The technological development has as a driver, on one hand, the resolution of present challenges, and at the same time the anticipation to the problems that the industry will have in the future", affirmed the President of Carbures. Another important aspect that Rafael Contreras highlighted was, "In the Carbures model, knowledge management produces a technological transfer between sectors, between business units, and between territories."
Finally, he explained the development of sensorized structures, in which we already have several projects underway; DACOMAT, whose objective is to study the deterioration and stress that structures can receive in aggressive environments. NIOBE project, the objective is the reduction of weight in avionics equipment and aircraft control units. And the last one that we have joined HYPERLOOP with the manufacture of the capsule and the train. In all of them, the use of sensorized structures is fundamental, as it increases security and allows detecting the deterioration of structures or pieces.