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Asturias Technology Business Association for Defence Industry Development

Land sector, RPAS Drones, Advanced materials, Health/Bio-sciences, Robotics, Electronics, ICT

The Principality of Asturias, a manufacturing and industrial region that generates knowledge and technology, is committed to the development of the Defence Industry and, thus, to being able to contribute to and support the Spanish Army in its Innovation strategy. To this end, and with a marked focus on research, development and innovation, the Asturian industry has organised itself around a technological hub. Currently, an ecosystem has been built around this initiative, with more than 30 members including large companies, SMEs, start-ups and technological innovation centres. The industries that make up the association account for more than 15% of the region's GDP and employ more than 2,500 professionals.

Areas: Design, engineering and advanced manufacturing; medicine and combatant protection; robotics and autonomous vehicles; additive manufacturing; weapons, ammunition and defence systems; information technologies, VR/AR and simulators.


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