Torino Piemonte Aerospace


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Torino Piemonte Aerospace

Cluster Description

Facts & Figures

Number of companies More than 100 companies (more than 80 SMEs and 5 international leading players) selected by Torino Piemonte Aerospace project among 300-odd companies of the sector in Piemonte
Number of employees  
Number of research institutes Piemonte public sector with University Departments (55 Università di Torino, 18 Politecnico di Torino, 12 Università del Piemonte Orientale), 16 CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche institutes, 12 centres and public research bodyes, 11 mixed public and private research centres, 8 research foundations. In addition to the above: private bodies, companies and their centres for a total of 200 research centres, 380 laboratories, 6 scientific and technologic parks
Other cluster members  

Cluster Management

Organizational form Torino Piemonte AerospaceThe project is devised and promoted by Regione Piemonte and the Torino Chamber of Commerce and managed by Piemonte Agency, the reference point for foreign enterprises looking for business opportunities in the area
Financing Torino Chamber of Commerce and Regione Piemonte

Main Actors

Main research institutes Politecnico di Torino; HysyLab-Environmentpark; Istituto Mario Boella; Osservatorio Astronomico; Università degli Studi di Torino; Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale; INRIM-CNR; private research centres

Cluster Competences and Strategy

Strengths & Competences

Over 300 aerospace & defence sector companies based in Piemonte (North Western Italian region) more than 85 top class enterprises were selected by Torino Piemonte Aerospace project upon strict parameters of evaluation: technical know-how, innovative products and processes, quality, programme development, global coverage, human resources potential and team work ability, heritage. Product quality, project design capabilities and flexibility are their main competitive factors and are indispensable requirements to be part of the project. Almost 80% of the companies invest in R&D, while 50% own national and international quality certificates. 80% of the selection already exports: this is a further confirmation of their international vocation and professionalism in dealing with foreign market.

The resulting assortment represents all fields of production: aircraft manufacturing, components & mechanics, plants & machineries, systems & subsystems, special metalworking, defence vehicles & systems, components of electrical systems for aircrafts and satellites, test and control equipment, engineering, prototyping, software creation and consultancy

Many enterprises, thanks to their productive features, can be placed in more than a sub sector (civil aeronautics & defence, civil aeronautics & aerospace).


Science & Research

30% of the companies have relations with research centres and university institutes (in Piemonte 61.1%, other italian regions 55.6%, abroad 22.2%)


Unmanned monitoring vehicle for civil purpos

  • SMATF1 (Alenia Aeronautica and Selex Galileo)
  • D-FLY (NIMBUS and API)

Environment Friendly Aeronautical Solutions:

  • GREAT 2020 (AVIO)

Technologies for space explorations:

  • STEPS (Thales Alenia Space)
  • Ultralight hydrogen combustion cells propulsion electrical vehicle
  • SkySpark (in collaboration with Dipartimento di Ingegneria Aeronautica e Spaziale del Politecnico di Torino –DIASP- Environment Park and private companies)

International Collaboration

Partners: European and Italian cluster such as Aerospace Valley, Ile de France, Rhône Alpes, Baden Württemberg, Naples, Rome, Brindisi and Varese Clusters, UK Trade and Investment, Midlands Aerospace Alliance, Maryland Department of Business & Economic Development, North West Aerospace Alliance, Canadian Embassy, Italian Chambers of Commerce and Italian Foreign Trade Institute world wide networks, SAE International-Aerospace, Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute, GIFAS, Enterprise Europe Network – Sector Group Aerospace.

Topics: exchange of information and experiences on market opportunities; facilitate match-making and cooperation among SMEs; support to enterprises clustering for the creation of joint offers to the international community of primes; presentation and discussion of companies’ innovative technical and technological know-how and solutions, technology transfer and assistance for EU R&D funding/ partnerships.

Main Challenges

To develop a joint strong global offer in supplying international aerospace primes by increasing networking relations and synergies between European clusters and the international aerospace community.