DIHNAMIC is a multi-stakeholders regional cooperation already gathering 20 partners.
Aerospace Valley is the biggest European competitiveness cluster dedicated to aeronautics, space and embedded systems gathering more than 840 members from industry and research including amongst others 500 SMEs as well as large corporate groups and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), the major aerospace research establishments, engineering schools and local authorities. The purpose of Aerospace Valley is to leverage the competitiveness and visibility of its members, both on the national and international scene. The core expertise of Aerospace Valley is based on three services: networking, R&D and innovation, and companies business and resources development.
Clusters and competitiveness clusters
Alpha RLH is the Photonics and Microwaves Competitiveness Cluster in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It gathers 253 members and is working with companies and laboratories in setting-up, evaluating and funding innovative projects. The cluster addresses focal areas of the Factory of the Future such as the role of humans in factories, cobots, virtual reality or digitalization.
Aquitaine Robotics structures the regional robotics sector, supports collaborative R&D projects and develops skills in scientific research and training. Created in July 2013 by the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, the Development and Innovation Agency of Nouvelle-Aquitaine and the Bordeaux Polytechnic Institute, it brings together more than 100 members, mainly companies, research and training organizations, and users.
European Ceramic Cluster
The European Ceramic Cluster is the unique competitiveness cluster dedicated to ceramics since 2005. Based in Limoges, the cluster is recognized as a reference expert in France in the field of ceramics. It unites 140 members around ceramic activities: Luxe and Creation, Health-Environment-Housing, Transport and Energy, and Electronics and Photonics.
CATIE (Center of Information Technologies and Electronic of Aquitaine) is a non-profit organization with a mission to speed-up maturation integration and transfer of ICT Technologies to SMEs. The technologies of CATIE range from human factor and cognition to IoT sensors gateway and platforms through big data, artificial intelligence and block chain, all keys to achieve efficient robotics and agile production solutions.
CANOE is a R&T center focused onto polymer materials formulation, composite manufacturing and recycling process and characterization. CANOE has a specific expertise in terms of materials/robotics development such as polymer pellet formulation for robotized additive manufacturing by fused deposition modelling (FDM) and high temperature thermoplastic polymer or UV-curable resin formulation for filament winding process by automated tape placement (ATP).
CEA Tech is the French Atomic Energy and Alternative Energy Commission technology research unit. This collaborative robotics platform is thus the meeting point between the CEA and its industrial partners for joint research and development on systems like cobots and exoskeletons which aims at making manual tasks easier, improving operator precision, and increasing productivity. The systems developed are either stationary, mobile, or remotely-operated for use in hostile environments.
The Technical Center for Mechanical Industry was established in France in 1965 in order to improve companies’ competitiveness through mechanical engineering, transfer of innovations and advanced manufacturing solutions. It is a founding member of the Alliance Industry of the Future.
COMPOSITADOUR is a technical platform specialized in robotic processes for the implementation of composite materials. COMPOSITADOUR offers state-of-the-art equipment and mobilizes its network of skills, experts and researchers from laboratories, SMEs and major industrial groups to develop innovative projects.
Metallicadour is a Technology Transfert Center in the area of production: high performance machining, robotization of processes and robotic welding solutions. Metallicadour provides companies with a shared resource center equipped with robotic solutions, to contribute on the economic development of the region by adding an efficient tool. It proposes high-tech ressources with top-level skills to support SME and mid-size companies, to increase added value of the production, to foster development of new industrial techniques and to reinforce the link between industry and research laboratories.
The Center for Technology Transfers in Ceramics is an independent technological center based in Limoges (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) working on ceramics materials and their processing. It was created in 1984 and is labelled by the French Research Ministry. It aims at developing products and technologies dedicated to industry from different sectors including aerospace, energy, health, and electronics.
Schools and Universities
Bordeaux INP is an institute for research and higher education composed of 8 graduate schools of engineering (ENSC, ENSCBP, ENSEGID, ENSEIRB-MATMECA, ENSTBB, ENSGTI, ENSI Poitiers, ISABTP) and supervising 11 research laboratories, covering among others ICT, transport, materials of the future, energy, etc. Bordeaux INP is part of National polytechnic institute group together with Grenoble, Toulouse and Lorraine.
ENSAM Arts et Métiers
ENSAM-Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a French engineering and research school. It is a general engineering school recognized for leading French higher education in the fields of mechanics and industrialization. Founded in 1780, it is among the oldest French institutions and is one of the most prestigious engineering schools in France. The school has trained 85,000 engineers since its foundation. Arts et Métiers ParisTech consists of eight Teaching and Research Centers (CER) and three institutes spread across the country. It is also a founding member of the Alliance Industry of the Future.
The ESTIA Institute of Technology is recognized as one of major players in engineering education, research and technology transfer in the field of mechanics and industrial robotics in Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.
The INRIA, French research institute for digital sciences, was created in 1967 and promotes scientific excellence and technology transfer to maximize its impact by working with many companies and having assisted in the creation of over 160 startups. It aims to meet the challenges of the digital transformation of science, society and the economy.
Université of Bordeaux
The University of Bordeaux is a multidisciplinary university created more than half a century ago and is thus a well-known French institution. It welcomes 56,000 students from all over the world and 88 research centers in different domains. The College on Sciences and Technologies gathers about 7000 students.
Fondation Bordeaux Université
The Bordeaux University Foundation is a foundation for scientific cooperation with mixed governance, bringing together large groups, mid-sized companies, institutions and academics with the aim of positioning Bordeaux and its region at the highest global level by supporting the university and hospital site in its missions of research, innovation and training for the benefit of growth and attractiveness of the territory.
Thales Group is a well-known French large company working on five key sectors which are aerospace, space, ground transportation, defence and security.
Dassault Aviation is an aeronautic major French actor, conceptor of the combat aircraft Rafale but also of the business planes Falcon. Dassault Aviation was a precursor in digital technologies, creating the CATIA, a 3D conception and fabrication software which became a global standard.
Safran Helicopter Engines
Safran Helicopter Engines is a French large company, global leader in the fabrication of helicopter engines and also the only industrial company who chose to specialize on this specific market. The society counts more than 2500 customers of more than 155 countries worldwide.
Other organisations supporting enterprises
The Innovation and Development Regional Agency of Nouvelle-Aquitaine is partly financed by the European Union and aims to focus on the local enterprises transformation, on the future economic sectors, on territorial networks and projects and thus on the attractiveness of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine territory.
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