Lombardia Aerospace Cluster

Italy: Lombardy
Paola Margnini

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About us

MISSION

The mission of the cluster is to support and expand aerospace industry excellence in Lombardy through the creation of a network of large firms, SMEs, knowledge system (which includes R&D institutions and universities) and institutional entities aiming to preserve the regional knowledge heritage. It aims to make for every company, especially for SMEs, the membership of the cluster a synonym of “excellence” in the field of technologies, products, industrial and customer services. The increse in company competitiveness occurs through the cluster’s connections also at a European and international level. This may improve companies potential visibility and support SMEs in being present at all major international programs.

OBJECTIVES

  • Promote conditions for the growth of the aerospace companies in Lombardy and the creation of new firms by encouraging partnerships between SMEs

  • Facilitate innovation as fundamental characteristic of the Aerospace District

  • Encourage support to research programs regarding SMEs particularly

  • Catch all opportunities to make strategic collaborations with the major players in Lombardy Region, until preliminary phases in new projects

  • Renew the Supply Chain to ensure the competitiveness starting by the collaboration between the international prime contractors and the regional suppliers

  • Stimulate partnership and marketing by promoting the visibility of manufacturers with the participation in international meetings

  • Qualify as an institutional partner of the Lombardy Region about Industrial Policies issues in Aerospace Business

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 85
    Cluster Members
  • 77
    SME's
  • 9
    Large Companies
  • 6
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 1
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

"H&A MINI-MASTER FOR TECHNICAL INSTITUTES TEACHERS"

Human resources training has always been recognized as central by the Lombardia Aerospace Cluster, for business development of the entire Lombardia aerospace system.

With reference to high school training support, Lombardia Aerospace Cluster signed two Memorandum of Understanding with Regional School Office, Confindustria Lombardia and Regione Lombardia, the first in 2011 and the second in 2014.

Thanks to these agreements, Lombardia Aerospace Cluster, with the support of Education&Training Working Group, launched two editions of H&A Mini-Master, in collaboration with  LIUC-Università Cattaneo, for Technical Institutes teachers, focusing on aerospace issues.

In this way, the Cluster aims to consolidate its participants’ connection with educational Institutions, sharing with teachers the future directions in which the aerospace industry is going and, above all, trying to translate these informations into effective educational actions for the future employment of young people and for the increase of companies competitiveness.

The first edition, in 2011, trained 34 teachers and involved 5 schools, offering a total of 60 training hours; the second edition, in 2015-16, trained more than 23 teachers and involved 12 schools located in the provinces of Milano and Varese, offering a total of 40 training hours, divided into 8 afternoon meetings of which half classroom and half in the companies.

"CERTIFICATION PROJECT"

In 2013 Lombardia Aerospace Cluster, with the collaboration of Supply chain Working Group, launched a support program for non-certified SME companies to obtain the necessary aerospace and space certifications (EN 9100, Part 45, Nadcap).

It was assumed that, nowadays, certification represents a fundamental requirement to operate in the industry, due to the international Prime contractors’ renovation of supply chain.

The Cluster’s goal was to map out a common path for SMEs for certification achievement, considering them as a key component of their business and essential to achieve significant competitive advantage. It was based on two broad areas of actions: Training and Tutoring.

The project involved almost 15 companies in tutoring activities and almost 80 employees in training courses.

In 2015 all the 15 involved companies, celebrated the conclusion of the initiative with a total of 19 in coming certifications.

The success of the project lies in the effective collaboration between Large Enterprises and SMEs with a dual purpose: to support the growth and the development of Lombardy aerospace industry, strengthening the existing supply chain relationships, and to provide SMEs with the strength to present themselves independently on international markets.

Management team

Paola Margnini
Cluster Manager
Giulia Fornara
Other

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)
Development of human resources, such as staff mobility, access to training

Support programmes

EU Programmes

Name & description

"Avviso per presentare istanza di riconoscimento di Cluster Tecnologico Lombardo (CTL) e di richiesta di sostegno delle attività funzionali al suo sviluppo e valorizzazione"

Call for official recognition of Lombardy Technology Cluster

Project name

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Brazil
Canada
United States

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

France
Germany

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 15.01.2018
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News Published: 12.05.2017
Lombardia Aerospace Cluster at Le Bourget 2017