To position itself as a reference center in Europe to analyze the aerospace sector, discuss the latest technologies and developments in this environment, or to serve as a meeting place for companies, institutions and stakeholders to discuss about new possibilities in the international market for the coming years. All these issues are fundamental to enhance the aerospace business, beyond those related to the productive activity of companies, and they are turning Aerópolis in that place where converge the necessary aspects to be protagonist in the future of the world aviation and be able to decide and influence in this sector.
Just a few days ago we saw it in the International Conference on Dual-Use Technologies, event that brought in Aerópolis about 200 companies and organizations from all over Europe to go deep into business opportunities and technological collaboration in those products, applications or services that can have a civil or military use, and which are closely linked to the aerospace and defense sector. This particular area represents a scenario that is increasingly attracting interest of the industry, as demonstrated by the more than 160 B2B meetings held between conference attendees, and therefore, opens new markets for Andalusian and Spanish companies.
As well the European R&D programme for aerospace Clean Sky 2 that we could learn in detail a few weeks ago in our Park. This programme has a budget of 58 million euros to boost R&D of Andalusian companies, in order to achieve a more sustainable aviation in Europe. A programme that represents another good opportunity to continue promoting the technological growth of our companies and their cutting-edge positioning to take advantage in the initiatives that will mark the future of the aerospace sector.
To these two events we have to add another relevant scientific and technological meeting, Aerospace Structural Impact Dynamics International Conference (ASIDI), which will bring together for three days in Aerópolis the international academic, business and institutional elite around the latest research techniques and aerial regulatory standards related to this field. With all this, Aerópolis is reaching the objective of becoming a vital space for business and technology for the aerospace industry in Andalusia, Spain and Europe, "where aerospace things happens", and in which their companies and Andalusian industry (by extension) are ultimately the greatest benefit. This is a wonderful situation that we should not miss if you want to participate in major projects and challenges of the global aviation for next decades. Seize it.
Joaquín Rodríguez Grau
Chief Executive Officer