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Midlands Aerospace Alliance

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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 3 February, 2003
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Herefordshire
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Other
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
European Aerospace Cluster Partnership
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephone
Andrew
Mair
Cluster Manager
+442476430250
Languages spoken: 
English
French
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Metalworking Technology
Technology fields: 
Aeronautical technology / Avionics
Aircraft
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics
Advanced manufacturing systems
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Defence
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
320
Number of SME members: 
200
Number of larger company members: 
80
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
20
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
20
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Rolls-Royce
Larger Company
UTC Aerospace Systems
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

A three-fold strategy guides the MAA's activities.

Share knowledge and information

We share knowledge in order to improve the market and business support opportunities of members.

Deliver support programmes to members

We deliver targeted and effective business support programmes to directly improve the performance of members.

Lead coordination of shared strategy

We coordinate an overall Midlands aerospace cluster strategy through pro-active partnering among our members and between private and public sectors.

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
No
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Access to technology services
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
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: 
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Italy
Netherlands
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Netherlands Aerospace Group (NAG) (EU)
Torino Piemonte Aerospace (EU)
Czech Aerospace (EU)
Connecticut Aerospace (USA)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameLinkName & Description (Regional/National)Link (Regional/National)
INTERREG

TransNetAero (Interreg IVB NWE)

National Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (NATEP)

Promotion
Success Story / Achievements: 

The £40m NATEP programme is helping UK supply chain companies develop more than 100 novel technologies. It is also enhancing UK supply chain capabilities and networks and enabling them to deliver high added value to future aerospace products and services and increase their ability to win new business with higher tier companies anywhere in the world. NATEP is being implemented by the UK's national aerospace strategy body, the Aerospace Growth Partnership, and includes £23m from the government department responsible for business, BIS, through its Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative (AMSCI) fund. It is also sponsored by leading UK aerospace primes and Tier 1s: Airbus, Bombardier, GKN Aerospace, Rolls-Royce and Spirit. NATEP builds on the successful regional Aerospace Technology Exploitation Programme (ATEP) run by the MAA from 2006-12 - by turning ATEP into a four-year national programme.

Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

1. Mature industry-led cluster organisation with 320 members. 2. Experience running public sector programmes (e.g. ERDF). 3. Experience working internationally with other aerospace clusters. 4. Major focus on international business for supply chains. 5. Major focus on technology and innovation for supply chains.