Last spring has been a period of intense activity in Aerópolis, packed with key events and good news for our companies and for the Andalusian aerospace sector. The visit of the King and Queen of Spain to our park in May, where they opened the first aerospace technology transfer incubator in Spain and met with a broad representation of our entrepreneurs, has consolidated the institutional support to the aerospace industry and the commitment to a sector that creates wealth and employment and strengthens the productive fabric of Andalusia.
The fact that our Park is the only enclave in Spain housing a business incubator for the sector, a pioneering initiative launched by the Chamber of Commerce of Seville and the Incyde Foundation, further strengthens our image as “the place to be” if you are willing to do business and grow in aerospace. The birth of the incubator has been backed by the main agents of the sector, convinced that this initiative opens up new possibilities for technological and business development in our region.
At the same time, also in May, Andalusia and Seville became once again the epicenter of Aerospace business in Europe, welcoming more than 400 aeronautical firms and defense from more than 20 countries in the largest business meeting for the aerospace industry in Spain, Aerospace and Defense Meetings. This third edition, in which Aerópolis and their companies had an outstanding activity, has definitely strengthened our international image as a space of reference in the European aerospace.
The consolidation in Seville of an international meeting of this importance has only been possible thanks to the close collaboration of all public and private stakeholders involved in the development of the sector, led by the Andalusian Regional Government side by side with the OEM Airbus Group, the Tier Ones, the supply chain, the Cluster Helix and the own technology parks in the sector, Tecnobahía and Aerópolis. The excellent results of this collaboration mark the way forward to achieve our common goal: to make Andalusia the first region in the aerospace industry in Spain and an undisputed benchmark for Europe.
Joaquín Rodríguez Grau