Make the most of an information networkBecoming a member of Aerospace Valley means joining a community to exchange information: annual members’ forum, strategic business sector seminars, sectorial studies, networking and sharing of experience, etc. It also provides a means to enhance skills through collective presence in major trade fairs, while benefiting from the "Aerospace Valley" brand and becoming an ambassador for the world competitiveness cluster.
Develop partnerships Becoming a member of Aerospace Valley, means joining an extended family. More than 550 members covering a broad spectrum of skills, and who are all potential partners sharing a common goal of innovation and economic development: participation in business conventions and collective actions, meetings between prime contractors and suppliers, and initiation of R&D projects.
Initiating a project Becoming a member of Aerospace Valley, means taking up the challenge of innovation and competitiveness through collaborative R&D projects. Starting with an idea or the intention to participate in a cooperative project, a dedicated expert team is made available to members to find the necessary skills in research centers, and large and small companies, to establish a well-structured program addressing specific objectives and clearly distributed benefits.
Financing your projects and development
Becoming a member of Aerospace Valley means benefiting from:
- The experience of the cluster’s full-time team and their knowledge of the various sources of public funding (Europe, French govt., OSEO, regional governments), plus FUI, funds reserved for projects labeled by the competitiveness clusters.
- expertise in financial engineering to assist you in setting up your equity financing strategy and introducing you to an investors’ club hosted by Aerospace Valley
Expand to International MarketsBecoming a member of Aerospace Valley means taking advantage of international actions in applying the cluster’s strategy for the benefit of its members: establishment of VIE (international business volunteers) in potential target countries for the aeronautics, space and embedded systems sectors, international cooperation with other clusters, integration of companies into European projects: Aerospace Valley is the national contact point for the 7th PCRDT (govt/regional council devpt plan) in aeronautics.
Manage your job needs and skillsBecoming a member of Aerospace Valley means participating in a collective process of discussion and exchange of ideas to anticipate the sector’s needs in terms of skills and to find the best possible matches between training and employment. An interactive and collaborative online platform offers a public catalogue of the cluster’s jobs and training programs, along with a space for members to update available training courses and to input new industry needs.