Cluster description


Description of your aviation region
Torino Piemonte Aerospace
Year of creation
2006
Region
Turin, Piedmont
Number of companies
More than 85 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 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.
Organizational form
Torino Piemonte Aerospace is a project promoted by the Torino Chamber of Commerce with the operative support of Piemonte Agency for Investments, Export and Tourism.
Financing
Torino Chamber of Commerce public funding.
Main industry actors

ALENIA AERONAUTICA; THALES ALENIA SPACE; AVIO GROUP; SELEX GALILEO; MICROTECNICA as partner of the project

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 Competence and Strategy


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).

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.

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.

Contact Information Cluster Management


International relations
Diana Giorgini
 +39 011 6700-698/- 631
 aerospacecentroestero.org

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