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AEDCP- Cluster Português para as Indústrias de Aeronáutica, Espaço e Defesa

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 1 August, 2016
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Alentejo
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
ASD Europe
European Network of Defence-related Regions | ENDR
Eurospace
SME4SPACE
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Rui
Santos
Cluster Manager
+351 266769157
rs@aedportugal.pt
Male
Teresa
Azinheira
Other
+351 266769157
ta@aeportugal.pt
Female
Maria
Mendonça
Project Manager
+351 266769157
mm@aeportugal.pt
Female
Luís
Gulherme
Other
lg@aedportugal.pt
Male
Francisco
Esteves
Internationalisation Responsible
+351 266769157
fe@aedportugal.pt
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Technology fields: 
Aeronautical technology / Avionics
Satellite Navigation Systems
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics
Space
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Mobility Technologies
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Aircraft ,Space Exploration and Technology...
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
84
Number of SME members: 
49
Number of larger company members: 
17
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
18
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ALTRAN Portugal S.A.
Larger Company
CAETANO Aeronautic, S.A.
Larger Company
COFICAB-Portugal - Companhia de Fios e Cabos Lda
Larger Company
COURO AZUL - Indústria e Comércio de Couros S.A
Larger Company
CRITICAL Software S.A
Larger Company
EDISOFT – Empresa de Serviços e Desenvolvimento de Software S.A
Larger Company
EFACEC ENERGIA - MÁQUINAS E EQUIPAMENTOS ELÉCTRICOS, S.A.
Larger Company
EMBRAER Portugal, S.A
Larger Company
ETI - EMPORDEF - Tecnologias de Informação, S.A
Larger Company
GMVIS SKYSOFT S.A.
Larger Company
IBEROMOLDES - SGPS, S.A
Larger Company
INDRA Sistemas Portugal, S.A
Larger Company
OGMA - Indústria Aeronáutica de Portugal S.A
Larger Company
SATA AIR AÇORES - Sociedade Açoriana de Transportes Aéreos S.A
Larger Company
Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, S.A
Larger Company
TNT - Express Worldwide Portugal Transitários e Serviços Complementares Unipessoal, Lda
Larger Company
LAUAK PORTUGAL, Lda
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

ED Cluster Portugal (AEDCP) is the Portuguese Cluster for the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Industries and was created in 2016, as a private non-for-profit organization. In 2017, we received the label of “Strategic National Competitiveness Cluster” for Aeronautics, Space and Defence from the Portuguese Government.

Involving already more than 80 entities established in Portugal, the Cluster gathers the main stakeholders from the three sectors, being able to act as an entry point and a one-stop-shop in Portugal, for all national and international players.

AED Cluster Portugal strategic objectives lie within four main building blocks – Funding and Regulatory; People and Competences; Innovation and Value; Markets and Opportunities -, with a clear mission to promote the advancement and consolidation of Portugal as an international reference on the Aeronautics, Space and Defence global industries.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to the European Internal market
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Canada
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Italy
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Andalucia Aerospace
HAV - Hamburg Aviation
AeroMontréal - Canadá
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
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