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HEGAN - Basque Aerospace Cluster

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 5 December, 1997
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
País Vasco
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
AEIs by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmailGender
Ana
VILLATE
Cluster Manager
+34944318987
avillate@hegan.com
Female
Martín
FERNANDEZ LOIZAGA
Internationalisation Responsible
+34944318987
mfloizaga@hegan.com
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defense
Technology fields: 
Aircraft
Propulsion
S3 EU priority areas: 
Power generation / renewable sources
Advanced manufacturing systems
Emerging industries: 
Creative Industries
Digital Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
64
Number of SME members: 
48
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
0
Number of larger company members: 
8
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
8
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
0
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
ACITURRI
Larger Company
AERNNOVA
Larger Company
ALESTIS
Larger Company
ALTRAN
Larger Company
DANOBATGROUP
Larger Company
ITPAERO
Larger Company
LTK GROUP
Larger Company
SENER
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

HEGAN is a private, non-profit association that groups together the Basque Aeronautics and Space sector, created with the aim of fostering, promoting and stimulating the same. As a Cluster Association, its aim is to represent and promote this sector to ensure its competitiveness in short, medium and long-term through co-operation and innovation among companies and other agents, as a response to its strategic challenges in cooperation.

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 technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Periodic Information dissemination
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Brazil
Canada
Mexico
United States
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Promotional Activities
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Portugal
Turkey
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Please explain: 

Promote the interests of its members and strengthen the brand image of the group: Advertising material and diffusion - web, catalogues, annual report...-. Provide support in internationalisation activities: group participation in trade fairs and business conventions (B2B), constant search for new opportunities. Presence in the media, social networks, events..

 

Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
EACP - Aerospace European Regions involved
Basque Country Clusters - Cross Sectorial
(BOND) Spanish AEIs Clusters - Cross Sectorial
MoUs signed with: AéroMontréal, Aeroclúster Querétaro, Northwest Aerospace Alliance...
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
CIP/COSME
INTERREG
EIT KICs

CARE - CIP

RUE AERO - COSME

AEROSFIN, COAST, MONBASA- INTERREG

KIC AVM

2015-2016 Projects:

Qualicrom - AEIs (Ministry of Industry, Spain)

EspAero - AEIs (Ministry of Industry, Spain)

FadAero - AEIs (Ministry of Industry, Spain)

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

Joint participations in Le Bourget. The HEGAN Association participates in this exhibition since its constitution in December 1997 and uninterrupted from the first edition in which had option to participate: 1999. HEGAN, therefore, has organized the joint stand of the cluster on nine occasions, providing partners a common and representative point of meeting where they can take advantage of this fair. The exhibition dedicated to aviation, aerospace and space is the most important and longevity in the world.

Annual Report of activities. It is the most powerful tool for diffusion and promotion of our partners due to it is the document where are displayed and grouped all its activities, products, services, technologies, customers and programs; that is their capabilities and potential. HEGAN uses it as a key element for international promotion

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

We provide a network of relations, an ambience of trust and share capital to generate cooperation between businesses and agents and strengthen the value chain. We promote forums in which ideas and know-how are exchanged with the aim of transforming these into cooperative projects of great value and of improving the position of SMEs on the market. We favour long-term cooperative proposals of a strategic nature, joint analysis of challenges and of ways of dealing with these.