13.11.17 Company Mission to Seattle in occasion of PNAA's 17th Annual Aerospace Conference

Join Niedersachsen Aviation for a European company mission to the world's largest aerospac

13.11.17 First Brazilian Aerospace Business Summit in São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil

The Brazilian Aerospace Cluster and the EACP (European Aerospace Cluster Partnership) will


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Cluster Description

Facts & Figures

Number of companies 9 large companies, 20 SMEs
Number of employees 13,000
Number of research institutes 11
Other cluster members 70

Cluster Management

Organizational form There is a Board of Directors composed of 2 Large enterprises, 2 medium enterprises, 1 small, 1 micro, 1 research center, 1 university department. There is one fixed resource that functions as coordinator of activities and several part time consultants working on specific projects/services. Also, often, in-kind contribution of our member companies is used. Guidelines set by Board of Directors together with coordinator
Financing Budget financed by Membership fee

Main Actors

Main industry actors
  • Agusta Westland(end users):, Ingegneria Die Sistemi, Intecs, Selex ES, Sicamb, Space Engineering, Telespazio, Thales Alenia Space,
  • Main research institutes
  • National Research Council, Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, National Institute for Astrophysics and Planetology, Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Università La Sapienza, Università Roma Tre, Università Tor Vergata

    Cluster Competences and Strategy

    Focus on aerospace and within that on various complementary industries: e-health, RPAS, technologies for trains, agrifood, technologies for tourism

    Strengths & Competences

    Lazio region technological development areas include:

    • Methodologies for materials design and technologies for production
    • Technologies and methodologies for remote sensing and devices for avionic and land communications
    • Satellite design and production
    • Production technologies for space transport systems
    • Systems for air traffic management
    • Aeronautical systems (civil and military)

    Science & Research

    University of Rome La Sapienza

    Altogether the University La Sapienza has over 200 people among teachers, researchers, fellows and doctoral students, engaged in precompetitive research and applied in the field of propulsion, structures, avionics, space systems and aerodynamics.

    University of Rome Tor Vergata

    It is active in the physics of matter, of complex systems, in theoretical physics, nuclear and subnuclear and in astrophysics and space physics. Also, fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of the machines, the technology materials, design dynamic and structural development of new technologies and management of plants. Moreover mission planning and space system design and realization.

    Università degli Studi di Roma Tre

    Main activities are: 

    • potential aerodynamic analysis of aircraft wings in transonic regime;
    • Algorithms for analysis of viscous flows separated around airfoils;
    • Numerical simulation of a tunnel wind for the analysis of the aerodynamic flow of a helicopter;
    • Numerical model of aerodynamics analysis, aeroacoustics and aeroelastic of a helicopter rotor in forward flight, in a potential transonic flow ;
    • Development of mathematical models and numeric for the design multidisciplinary spacecraft and the control of space shuttles during atmospheric reentry.

    University of Cassino

    The University of Cassino guarantees an important and positive contribution in aerospace, through projects devoted mainly the study of materials, construction and engine applicable to the sector.

    CNR (National Research Council)

    The National Research Council is the leading public scientific body of Italy and has a strong presence in aerospace and is present especially on issues Earth observation, technology Information and telecommunications, dynamic the flight and propulsion, materials, sensors edispositivi, robotics, astrobiology, development of application services.

    INAF (National Institute for Astrophysics)

    INAF deals with institutionally of space. In particular, the Institute is the main Italian Research Institute for the study Universe. It promotes, realizes and coordinates activities research in the fields of astronomy and astrophysics, and in collaboration with universities and with other public and private bodies, national, international and foreign organizations. Also, designs and develops technologies innovative and instrumentation avant-garde for the study and exploration of the Cosmos

    Main Challenges

    Reaching future goals is a challenge because the culture of collaboration in Italy is not so strong. Large companies have a hard time making their innovation processes more ‘modern’ and ‘open’ to the outside world. Regional agencies have a hard time coordinating with industry locally (all very political). Lazio CONNECT cannot fix all these ‘systemic’ problems, but can work bottom-up. If, like in 2015 already, Lazio manages to build good collaborative projects and bring value to their members they can create the idea that collaboration is useful to everybody and should be invested in by all stakeholders.