ETRA

ETRA Investigación y Desarrollo, S.A. (ETRA I+D) is the hi-tech unit within ETRA Group, one of the leading industrial groups in Spain. Its mission is put-ting in the market the most advanced solutions and services either directly or through the 10 companies of the Group. The main market areas of ETRA Group are Spain, South-Central America, South East Asia and the EU. The activity of the company –with a sustained growth of turnover and employ-ees over the years which has reached 250 M€ and 2200 staff in 2011- started in the 70’s and it is centred in the RTD, implementation and commercialisation of advanced real time control and information management systems applied to the sectors of mo-bility, security, energy, and public services. ETRA brings into the project its technological competence in the Security and ICT domain, its mar-ket presence and exploitation capability, and a long success track record of participating and man-aging successful EU RTD projects in the fields of ICT and SECURITY e.g. ICT-2007-224342 PECES, ICT-2009-247926 NOBEL and SEC-2011-285181 PRECYSE are recent examples of large FP7 projects led by ETRA. Competencies: The business area of Security –considered both vertically and horizontally across the other business areas- accounts in ETRA for a substantial 50% of the company turnover. As a result of its activities, one of the core businesses of the company is the development and delivery of turnkey ICT systems to manage critical infrastructures. Furthermore, in most cases it is ETRA’s staff who runs the CI for our customers –public authorities, large infrastructure operators, etc.-. Additionally, FP7 plays a key role within ETRA’s innovation strategy. In fact, the success record of the company includes more than 40 projects –half of them led by ETRA- in FP3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. These figures clearly indicate the commitment and expertise that the Company has developed in EU research.