The purpose of the Aerospace Valley cluster is to grow jobs in its regions in the aeronautics, space and embedded systems sectors. 11,000 new jobs have already been created in the last three years (INSEE figures).
On June 16, 2009, at the Paris Air Show, in the presence of the Minister of Defense Hervé Morin, Aerospace Valley signed a three-year performance contract with government and local authorities.
This agreement opened the cluster’s second era, defining the objectives associated with the market, development of the cluster and its economic environment for 2009-2011.
- Objective 1 : Strengthen the cluster’s global leadership position in civil aviation (commercial aircraft, business aircraft) notably by implementing disruptive and dual-use technologies for civilian and military applications,
- Objective 2 : Reinforce the cluster’s European leadership position in the field of space (launch systems, satellite design and application development).
- Objective 3 : Support a position of excellence in embedded systems through diffusion of these dual-use technologies across industrial sectors in transport (aeronautics, automobile, rail).
Objectives related to the cluster’s economic environment
- Objective 4 : Strengthen the cluster’s role as a global reference in training and research (GPEC).
- Objective 5 : Manage and coordinate the network of French aeronautics and space clusters by strengthening interregional partnerships and openness to new European and global partnerships.
- Objective 6 : Enhance the innovation potential of SMEs and start-ups in aeronautics, space and embedded systems.
- Objective 7 : Constitute a bulwark against potential threats by adapting to the constraints of globalization while retaining a strong technological base in France.
- Objective 8 : Promote a sustainable development polic.
|Aerospace Valley anticipates developments through the mastery of key technologies : |
- High-performance composite materials
- Systems and flight control of aircraft, satellites and UAVs
- Storage and management of electric or hybrid power
- Supply-chain and concurrent engineering
- Technical data exchanges
- Remote maintenance
- Safety and reliability
- Environmental ruggedness
- Real-time software
- Integrated architectures
- Human/systems and Interfaces and knowledge automation
- Scientific computing
- Micro and nanotechnologies
- Embedded systems