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Successful showcase of the SAPHyR initiative at the Paris Air Show!

On 17th to 23rd June 2019, the ALPHA-RLH attented with its members at the Paris Air Show (SIAE) on the Aerospace Valley Collective Pavilion, Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie Regions.

 Around 10 innovative and disruptive technological prototypes, developed by members of the clusters were presented in a preview as part of the SAPHyR project supported by ALPHA-RLH.


The SAPHyR collaborative innovation initiative, launched in 2017 with the support of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, aims to structure a supply chain based on photonic and microwave solutions dedicated to the aeronautics market.


The actors of SAPHyR (major groups, SME/middle-market companies, startups and laboratories)  ALPhANOV, Cilas ArianeGroup, CISTEME, Febus Optics, Ifotec, IMS, NEXEYA, Next Aero Concept, PolymerExpert, ProtoTIG, R&D Vision, Saint-Gobain, Silltec, VLM Robotics and XLIM – have had the opportunity to unveil their breakthrough innovations to the aeronautic industry. Alain Rousset, president of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Nicolas Florian, mayor of Bordeaux and vice-Chairman of Bordeaux Metropole, François Bayrou mayor of Pau and a delegation from Limoges Metropole and the Brive urban area have also visited the SAPHyR space and discovered the prototypes.


Nicolas Dolin, business developer at R&D Vision: “What better way to take up a challenge than by taking a group approach! We have presented a mobile platform prototype for the non-destructive testing of composite parts. Being at the heart of the SAPHyR space, which was ideally located, has created a real dynamic. This gave to us a good exposure and allowed us to meet valuable representatives and make about twenty relevant contacts.”