Created in 2005, with today 859 members from both industry and academia, Aerospace Valley is the most significant innovation “pôle de compétitivité” in France in the field of aeronautics, space and embedded systems.
With offices in Toulouse (HQ) and Bordeaux, the cluster covers the two geographically adjacent regions of South-West France, Midi-Pyrénées and Aquitaine.
With 124,000 industrial employees, Aerospace Valley represents around 1/3 of the French aerospace workforce. Similarly, 8,500 researchers and scientists are active within the Aerospace Valley territory, thus representing 45% of French national R&D potential in the aerospace sector.
As of October 2015, Aerospace Valley has obtained funding for 450 R&D projects representing an accumulated value of 1.1 billion Euro covering most scientific and technical fields related to the sectors of aerospace.
Within the framework of the general French “pôle de compétitivité” program, which aims to stimulate employment by fostering local and regional competencies in technical and economic areas, Aerospace Valley strives to create an ambitious 35-40,000 new jobs by the horizon year 2025.
Our 795 members are grouped into 9 areas of expertise or Strategic Positioning Communities spanning our activities in Aeronautics, Space, and Embedded systems, and 3 Market Intelligence Commissions covering our commercial targets : Aviation, Space and Space Applications, Downstream Markets in ITS, e-Health, Agriculture, and Energy, among others. Working in synergy, these complementary Communities and Commissions together create a global intelligence envelope for all our projects.
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