Created in 2005, with today 828 members from both industry, including over 550 SMEs, and academia, Aerospace Valley is the most significant innovation competitiviness cluster in France in the field of Aeronautics, Space and Unmanned Systems, in Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Occitanie regions. With its ecosystems of excellence – Embedded and Communicating Systems, Structures, Materials and Mechanical Systems, Propulsion and Embedded Energy, Data Engineering and Artificial Intelligence, Industry of the Future, Aerospace Valley drives a supportive, competitive and attractive community, aimed at fostering innovation in view of growth. With 146,000 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 2019, Aerospace Valley has obtained funding for 619 R&D projects representing an accumulated value of 1.6 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 at stimulating 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.
Since December 2020, the Institut Aéronautique et Spatial (IAS), aerospace industry agency for international professional training, has merged with Aerospace Valley. Thanks to its network of more than 130 academic, industrial and institutional experts, the IAS has accompanied more than 3,800 professionals (airlines, aeronautical and space industrials, space agencies, civil aviation authorities, armed forces, universities, laboratories or research centers) in more than 100 countries, proposing tailor-made training solutions and support services, in France and abroad.
Support services for upskilling and reskilling of companies workforce
- Competence development
- On-the-job training
- Vocational training
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