France : Nouvelle Aquitaine and Occitanie
Aerospace Valley (AV) is the largest European triple helix cluster dedicated to aeronautics, space and embedded systems. AV gathers 852 members from industry and research, including amongst others 504 SMEs as well as large corporate groups and OEMs, the major aerospace research establishments, engineering schools and local authorities, mainly located in South-West of France. AV aims at boosting its members development and competitiveness notably through entrepreneurship and innovation support actions.
Aerospace Valley is the coordinator of the NEPTUNE project. AV brings as well its expertise to lead the organisation of innovation clubs dedicated to the emergence of cross-sectoral and cross-border project ideas led by SMEs. Furthermore, as part of its cluster activities and ESA-BIC network, AV will provide entrepreneurship and innovation support services directly to SMEs.