Nov 8th ’18 – The Technological Institute of Galicia (ITG) and the Galician Association of Unmanned Intelligent Systems (AGASINT) have signed a collaboration agreement by which the ITG will act as a consultant to the Association and its members.
In virtue of this agreement, signed by Carlos Calvo (Chairman of the Technological Institute of Galicia) and by Luis Aceituno (Chairman of AGASINT), the ITG will advise AGASINT in relation to legislation to motivate collaborative projects of R+D between members of the Association and support their intervention in forums and cooperation networks of technology transference and innovation backing.
Our commitment is inspiring R+D in Galicia on every level and, in particular, in relation to the development of the UAV system investigation.
Carlos Calvo Orosa, Chairman of the ITG
It will entail an exponential boost in the functional advances of the final products, obtaining new services and increase safety and reliability.
Luis Aceituno, Chairman of AGASINT
In the words of Carlos Calvo “This bond emerges thanks to the commitment from the ITG, for giving and impulse to the R+D in Galicia at all levels. And, in particular, in regards to develop unmanned systems or vehicles. An example is the FASTFly (Full Autonomous Systems for UAS) Mixed Research Unit, that we, boosted by Xunta de Galicia (Local Government), developed with our partner SDLE. This allows for increasing the battery life of drones and also increases the ability of use for civilians in complex situations. The FASTFly Mixed Research Unit is the only Galician unit specialised in drones and has its headquarters in A Coruña, at the ITG offices”.
For Luis Aceituno “The support of an institution such as theITG, committed with technological development of new unmanned systems, added to the potential of the associated companies to the AGASINT, will entail an exponential boost in the functional advances of the final products, obtaining new services and increase safety and reliability”.
“This support, along with the initiative CiviIL UAV’s, created by the government of Galicia for the impulse of the unmanned aerial systems industry, and the talent of the Galician companies, approaches to a future in which people and intelligent machines coexists in cooperation on a daily basis”
Knowledge of the ITG about UAV’s systems
The Technological Institute of Galicia is the reference center for UAS systems, national operator of UAVs certified for the Aviation Safety and Security Agency (AESA) and active member of the AESA’s advisory committee for drones. In recent years, there has been a commitment to develop technologies for advanced monitoring and application performance with the perspective of the Internet of the Future (IoF) which, in addition to its technological offers, places ITG in a strategic position to innovate in the civil applications of the UAS.
AGASINT is a non-profit organisation association that groups the most relevant companies in autonomous systems in Galicia, gathered in terrestrial, marine and aerial systems. It is born in 2016 as an association to gathering companies dedicated to create unmanned systems and has its headquarter in the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Lugo. It is promoted by twelve companies that look for “give an impulse in Galicia to an emerging, growing sector: remote controlled unmanned and terrestrial, aquatic and aerial vehicles”. The association is lead by Luis Aceituno Otero, project coordinator in Imatia Innovation SL.
The Technological Institute of Galicia (ITG) is a private foundation that, since 1991, has as purpose increase competitive capabilities of its environment and contribute to economic and social growth through technology and knowledge. Officially recognised as National Technology Centre, the ITG is certified in its quality and R+D management system, and authorised by ENAC for professional certification. It is part of the governing body of the Spanish Federation of Technological Centres (FEDIT), which is lead by the ITG’s Chairman, Carlos Calvo.
Since 1991, the ITG provide solutions for increase competitive capabilities in fields such as Internet of Things and sensor networks; Industry 4.0, Smart City, big data, drones’ electronics, nanotechnology and emerging technologies. In addition, the ITG is the organisation is the exclusive certifier in Spain of BREEAM® (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology), is the world’s longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings. Created in 1990, verified 541,000 certificates in 78 countries and is currently adapting its regulations in Spain since 2010.