Beaware Marseille


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The BEAWARE project has set an objective to support potential coordinators and potential partners from Eastern European countries while identifying future R&D project opportunities in the field of Aeronautics and Air Transport within the frame of Horizon 2020. The largest network of aerospace clusters in Europe – the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) will now push innovation through building cooperation ties between aerospace cluster managers in East and West.

The BEAWARE consortium lead by innovation bureau Invent Baltics, connects leading aerospace clusters (Aerospace Valley, Farnborough Aerospace Consortium, Hamburg Aviation, Helice, Moravian Aerospace Cluster and Pôle Pégase), regional associations and agencies (Association of Polish Aviation Industry, Agency for the Promotion of European Research) and aerospace strongholds (National Institute for Aerospace Research, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University and Zilinska University).

In order to facilitate the entry into supply chains for Eastern European aerospace actors, well-focused workshops in various technology areas together with factory tours to major aerospace hotspots will be organized. Current presentation was made at the Workshop, in Marseille, on June 16th, 2014.

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Beaware Marseille

  1. 1. BEAWARE - Bridging EAst West for Aerospace REsearch Kristo Reinsalu, Marseille, June 16th 2014
  2. 2. Invent Baltics at a glance  Innovation and business consulting company  Launched successfully ca 40 FP & EUREKA Eurostars grants.  Space and aerospace stand are key areas of our interests  Typical customers high tech companies, universities and research institutes  We are strategic cooperation partner to Estonian Space Office  We are a partner in Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
  3. 3. How BEAWARE idea was born?  FP7 AAT Call asked: „to put in contact coordinators & partners“  Expected impact: „increase involvement from regions, which have LOW PARTICIPATION in aeronautics“  Problem: same players, 95% from West, only 5% from East?  Expectations: do not produce „yet another book”, do not „sit around the table and ask, who wants to make a project“?  Our approach: arrange well-focused events, let people discuss, meet "big players”ers ... without obsession of making a project
  4. 4. Invent Baltics (IB) – Estonia Aerospace Valley (AV) – France Hamburg Aviation (HAV) – Germany Association of Polish Aviation Industry (APAI) – Poland Agency For The Promotion of European Research (APRE) – Italy Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) – United Kingdom Fundacion Helice (FH) – Spain Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) – Lithuania Moravian Aerospace Cluster (MLK) – Czech Republic National Institute for Aerospace Research "ELIE CARAFOLI" (INCAS) – Romania Pole Pegase (PP) – France Zilina University (ZU) – Slovakia PARTNERSHIP
  5. 5. OBJECTIVES  To map 300 organisations in 10 aerospace regions (Work Package #1);  To organize 6 events - Factory tours and Workshops (WP#2-3);  To structure innovation chains, which links aero-SME`s (WP#4);  To identify at least 5 potential project consortias in aeronautics (WP#4);
  6. 6. Prague event: Workshop & Factory Tour, 23.4  Around 40 participants from 7 BEAWARE partner countries took park in Workshop  Company tour at the aerospace hub in Prague-Letnany: o Aeronautical Research & Test Institute’s facilities (VZLU), which deals with structural testing of composites o GE Aviation`s Czech facility, which produces turboprop aero engines for small transport and commuter aircraft o AVIA Propeller, which produces aero engines’ propellers for small and medium sized civil aircraft  Statement by Karel Paiger, Czech NCP of Aerospace, confirmed necessity of BEAWARE: „average success rate of Czech participants in the EU FP projects has been far below the European average, while the Czech Aviation industry is the 9th-largest in Europe in terms of the number of employees.”
  7. 7. Questionnaire for mapping was designed  Your MAIN PRODUCT / MAIN FIELD OF RESEARCH?  Please name KEY INNOVATIONS AND TECHNOLOGIES!  Which theme of AIR TRANSPORT AND AERONAUTICS?  Please list the MAIN BARRIERS, what have hindered your…  Please name three MOST IMPORTANT PARTNERS!  Position your organisation according to MARKET & VALUE CHAIN!
  8. 8. Mapping started in May (110 responses)
  9. 9. Main barriers for participation within AAT?
  10. 10. Next milestones  Arranging 3rd event at Bucharest in parallel adjacent to “AEROSPATIAL 2014”, Sept 18-19, 2014  Finishing mapping by Aug, 2014 (min target 300 responses)  Submitting deliverables: o Dissemination plan (in cooperation w/EACP) (APAI, FH) o Summary reports about 1st and 2nd event (MLK, PP) o Report on aeronautical competences & capabilities (IB) o Common technological areas matrix with respect to H2020 (APRE) o Report on participation in FP7/6, follow-up actions (VGTU)
  11. 11. Thank you ! Questions ?