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Alliance for international business development of advanced materials and connectivity for defence and security markets
ESCP-4i Status: 
Preparation Phase - Strand1
Start of Partnership: 
Partnership duration
24 months
Number of partners
Number of SMEs involved
Targeted third countries
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
United States

Test and focus efforts on 3 key markets with an appetite for defence/dual use technologies and products: the USA, Japan and South Korea

Develop knowledge on these markets

Organise international joint missions opened to SMEs members of the partners of the consortium for building partnerships (both in business and technology)

Sectoral Industries: 
Aerospace Vehicles and Defence
Technology Fields: 
OTHER INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIESOther Industrial TechnologiesTextiles TechnologyWoven technical textiles for industrial applications
S3 EU priority areas: 
Aeronautics & spaceSafety & security
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries

Advanced textile materials, ICT, connected materials

Partnership planned events: 
Target GroupTypeEstimated DateCountryCity
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
United States
Cluster Organisations
Open to SMEs
Republic of Korea (South Korea)
Partnership other activities: 

Creation of a European metacluster in the domain of Advanced Materials and Textiles, ICT and the emerging domain of connected materials, for security and defence.

Development and implementation of a joint internationalisation strategy for European SMEs of the sector.

Creation of an association, the European metacluster in the domain of advanced materials and textiles, ECT and connected materials for safery and defense applications.

Long-term international partnerships (business and technical) between European organisations (SMEs, technical centers, partners of the project) and international stakeholders in the USA, Japan and South Korea.

Other key partners or networks your partnership is linked with in Europe and in third countries: 

Partnership composition

Name Sector/Technology fields Country Regions Total no. of members Total no. of SME
SIIT Scpa Information Technology and Analytical Instruments, Production Technology and Heavy Machinery

Advanced Systems Architecture, Information Technology/Informatics

Aeronautics & spaceSafety & security, Aeronautics & spaceTransport & logistics

Blue Growth Industries, Digital Industries
Italy Liguria 115 95
Polo Innovazione Tessile - POINTEX Apparel, Leather and Related Products

Finisher related to Textiles Technology, Textile fibres

KETSAdvanced manufacturing systems, KETSAdvanced materials
Italy Piemonte 99 83
TECHTERA Textile Manufacturing

Medical Textiles, Advanced Textile Materials

KETSAdvanced materials, Manufacturing & IndustryTextiles, wearing apparel & leather& related products

Environmental Industries, Medical Devices
France Rhône-Alpes 178 119
SAFE Cluster Aerospace Vehicles and Defence, Environmental Services

Aeronautical technology / Avionics, Sensor Technology related to measurements

Aeronautics & spaceAeronautics, Aeronautics & spaceSafety & security

Digital Industries, Environmental Industries
France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 450 300
OTIR2020-TFC - Next Technology Tecnotessile Apparel, Financial Services

Nanomaterials, Finisher related to Textiles Technology

Service innovationNew or improved service processes, ServicesEducation

Creative Industries, Environmental Industries
Italy Toscana 480 450
Secured Communicating Solutions cluster Information Technology and Analytical Instruments

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things

Digital AgendaICT trust, cyber security & network security, Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)Telecommunications

Digital Industries, Mobility Technologies
France Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur 305 200