CRIDA (Centro de Referencia de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación ATM, A.I.E.) is a non-profit Research Entity established by Aena (the Spanish ATM and Airport Services provider), the Polytechnic University of Madrid "Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – UPM” and INECO.
CRIDA was created with the mission to “Perform R&D activities geared towards improving the safety, capacity, economic efficiency and the environmental performance of the Spanish Air Navigation System as part of the global network”. Incorporating the consolidated operational experience of Aena, the research know-how of the Polytechnic University of Madrid, and the flexibility and engineering know-how of INECO ,its goal is to become both a Centre of Research Excellence and the Spanish focal point for ATM Research and Development activities.
CRIDA benefits from Aena's full and active support to acquire a relevant role in the ATM R&D panorama and to become a leading edge company developing, validating and implementing high-performance, new-technology European ATM solutions.