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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Saturday, 1 January, 2005
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
over 30
Regions: 
Midi-Pyrénées
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Gold Label
Other Label: 
Pôle de Compétitivité Mondial / BOOSTER NOVA / ESA-BIC Sud-France /Copernicus Relay
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
EACP
ESA-BIC South France
NEREUS
EFFRA
Association Française des Pôles de Compétitivité (AFPC)
BOOSTER NOVA
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
DESIRE
Patrick
Cluster Manager
+33 5 61 14 80 31
contact@aerospace-valley.com
SCHOENFELD
Thilo
Internationalisation Responsible
+33 5 61 14 80 35
schoenfeld@aerospace-valley.com
LATTES
Philippe
Internationalisation Responsible
+33 6 38 81 37 17
lattes@aerospace-valley.com
DAVERAN
Fabienne
ECCP Responsible Person
+33 5 61 14 58 34
daveran@aerospace-valley.com
HANOCQUE
Audrey
ECCP Responsible Person
+33 5 61 14 58 04
hanocque@aerospace-valley.com
CONVERS
David
ECCP Responsible Person
+33 5 61 14 58 35
convers@aerospace-valley.com
SAARI
Hanna-Kaisa
Project Manager
+33 5 56 84 54 41
saari@aerospace-valley.com
THEOPHANE
Pauline
Project Manager
+33 5 56 84 54 41
theophane@aerospace-valley.com
NZEH NDONG
Aude
Project Manager
+33 5 61 14 58 02
nzehndong@aerospace-valley.com
Languages spoken: 
English
Finnish
French
German
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defense
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Embedded Systems and Real Time Systems
Aeronautical technology / Avionics
S3 EU priority areas: 
Transport & logistics
Advanced materials
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Digital Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Health, Agriculture, Energy, Mobility; Blue Growth
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
840
Number of SME members: 
510
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
180
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
Website
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Created in 2005, with today 827 members from both industry and academia, Aerospace Valley is the most significant innovation competitiviness cluster in France in the field of aeronautics, space and embedded systems. With offices in Toulouse (HQ) and Bordeaux, the cluster covers the two geographically adjacent regions of South-West France, Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine. With 124,000 industrial employees, Aerospace Valley represents around 1/3 of the French aerospace workforce. Similarly, 8,500 researchers and scientists are active within the Aerospace Valley territory, thus representing 45% of French national R&D potential in the aerospace sector. As of October 2016, Aerospace Valley has obtained funding for 474 R&D projects representing an accumulated value of 1.1 billion Euro covering most scientific and technical fields related to the sectors of aerospace. Within the framework of the general French “pôle de compétitivité” program, which aims at stimulating employment by fostering local and regional competencies in technical and economic areas, Aerospace Valley strives to create an ambitious 35-40,000 new jobs by the horizon year 2025.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to private funding (connecting to investors, seed-capital, venture-capital, crowd-funding, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Trend-scouting (Ideas for innovative projects)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Japan
Mexico
United Arab Emirates
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: 
Germany
Greece
Italy
Poland
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Hamburg Aviation
ESAC
Corallia
PEMAS
HEGAN
Tern
FPTP
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
FP7
H2020
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
EIT KICs
Other

Former projects:

  • THEISSUE (FP7)
  • CARE (FP7)
  • Apsat (INTERREG SUDOE)
  • Agripir (INTERREG POCTEFA)
  • CANNAPE (FP7)
  • KIS4SAT (FP7)
  • BeAware (FP7)
  • SATURN (CIP)
  • JUPITER (H2020)
  • SPACE2ID (COSME)
  • ESA-GDC (ESA)
  • PERSEUS (FP7)

Ongoing projects:

  • ACCESS4SME
  • ABROAD (COSME)
  • RueAero (COSME)
  • FabSpace 2.0 (H2020)
  • Cosmos2020 (H2020)
  • VIP4SME (H2020)
  • MATHISIS (H2020)
  • CAPADOCCIA (FP7)
  • NEPTUNE (H2020)
  • RADIAN (H2020)
  • Sunjet II (H2020)

National: 

  • FUI: Fonds Unique Interministériel
  • PIA: Plan d'Investissements d'Avenir
  • ANR: Agence Nationale pour la Recherche
  • BPI : Banque Public d'Investissement

Regional

DIRECCTE Nouvelle-Aquitaine : Direction Régionale de l'Entreprise de la Conccurence, de la Consommation, du Travail et de l'Emploi en Nouvelle-Aquitaine

DIRECCT Occitanie : Direction Régionale de l'Entreprise de la Conccurence, de la Consommation, du Travail et de l'Emploi en Occitanie

Relevant Project References: 
Various international Memorandum of Understanding, and bilateral programmes of collaboration.
Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Aerospace Valley strongly supports the civil aviation value chain by fostering collaborative innovation, business and employment. It therefore represents more than 1/3 of the French workforce in this sector with a constant growth. As an example of success story, Aerospace Valey actively participated to the labellisation and the fostering of the first aircraft recycling initiative in souht-west of France via Tarmac (former R&D PAMELA project).

As far as space sector is concerned, Aerospace Valley coordinates one of the biggest ESA BIC in Europe. In addition to that, it created the Fabspace 2.0 concept: the first FabLab-like initiative dedicated to Space in the world. Aerospace Valley also drives the Booster NOVA initiative, a unique European approach dedicated to the hybridation of Space and Big Data technologies. Last but not least, Aerospace Valley strategically harnesses cross-sectoral and cross-border opportunities offered by emerging industries such as the blue growth one through its EU-funded (H2020 Innosup 1) project NEPTUNE.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Because we have a strong focus on business and innovation, with a specific experience and record in European and international collaborations with worldwide connections. 

( and because we are good guys ! ;-) )