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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Friday, 17 October, 2008
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
1-5
Regions: 
Hamburg
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
NameWebsite
EACP
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Glaser
Dr. Jürgen
Cluster Manager
+49 (40) 355 103 510
glaser@suederelbe.de
Richter
Daniela
Cluster Manager
+49 (40) 355 103 411
richter@suederelbe.de
Balke
Jannis
Cluster Manager
+49 (40) 355 103 414
balke@suederelbe.de
Languages spoken: 
English
German
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Production Technology and Heavy Machinery
Technology fields: 
Aeronautical technology / Avionics
Aircraft
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics
Advanced manufacturing systems
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Experience Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
Lightweight Construction
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
250
Number of SME members: 
200
Number of larger company members: 
20
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
52
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Airbus Operations GmbH
Larger Company
Premium AEROTEC
Larger Company
DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Research Organisation
MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH
Larger Company
BROETJE-Automation GmbH
Larger Company
AutoGyro GmbH
SME
Deharde Maschinenbau GmbH
SME
Hannover Airport
Larger Company
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Northern Germany is a leading manufacturing cluster in the European aerospace supply chain. Our highly competitive manufacturing technology drives productivity and flexibility and automates the aerospace production worldwide.

Süderelbe AG is the network for the promotion of the aviation and aerospace industry in Northern Germany and your point of contact to the aerospace community in the region. We enhance the competitiveness of the aerospace sector and provide support for businesses, research and institutions. We ensure effective collaboration between economy, science and politics.

 

 

We provide access to more than 250 companies and 52 research institutions in seven core sectors:

 

  • Structural components
  • Materials, composites
  • Manufacturing technology
  • Maintenance, repair + overhaul
  • Research + development
  • General Aviation
  • New aircraft concepts

 

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
No
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Periodic Information dissemination
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Japan
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: 
Belgium
France
Portugal
Spain
United Kingdom
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
PEMAS
AEROSPACE VALLEY
HAMBURG AVIATION
bavAIRia e.V.
NWAA
PNAA (Pacific North-West Aerospace Alliance) Seattle, WA (USA)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
H2020
CIP/COSME
Other
  • Development and Application of Key Performance Indicators to evaluate Maturity Levels of SME Manufacturing Process in Aerospace: DIMLA
  • Leonardo Programme: Project "Skills Hub for Aerospace" within the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP)
  • COSME-Project Rue AERO
  • COSME-Project EACP ABROAD (ESCP 4i)
  • Cluster Go International Programm of German Federal Ministry of Science and Education
  • Internationalization Programme of the German Federal Ministry of Economics: USA/Seattle
Relevant Project References: 
regular busines missions to the PNAA conference (yearly since 2010)