CANNAPE


CANNAPE is a European “Coordinating & Support Action” project that was implemented as part of the European Framework Programme 7 from June 2011 to May 2013. With the consortium composed of aerospace R&D stakeholders from both Europe and Canada, the initial main objectives were:

  • To increase exchange between the Canadian and European research communities
  • To raise awareness for opportunities regarding aeronautics and air transport research collaboration between Europe and Canada
  • To develop a technology roadmap outlining capabilities and technology priorities for international collaboration
  • To increase the involvement of Canadian companies, research organisations and universities in FP7 projects and beyond (Horizon 2020)

With Hamburg Aviation and Aerospace Valley, two cluster members of EACP were official members of the CANNAPE consortium.

After a major kick-off event organised as part of the Le Bourget Airshow at the Canadian Embassy in Paris in June 2011, four technical workshops were held on either side of the Atlantic. Their key aim resided in the identification of research topics that are of interest to both Canadian and European R&D players.

In general, the results of CANNAPE have enabled a deeper and longer period of collaborative R&D in critical aeronautics. Thus, the Canadian industry is now expected to be in a position to participate in the European Horizon 2020 programme. Owing in particular to the strong involvement and commitment of all partners, the consortium has not only been successful in preparing a better mutual understanding of research policies, instruments, rules and procedures of European and Canadian R&D programmes, but also in establishing proper communication channels between the partners both during and after the project. Furthermore, the encouragement of mutual participation of researchers in joint projects launched in the EU and Canada has been positive, thus resulting in partnerships and network building between researchers and R&D institutions situated on both sides of the Atlantic. Last but not least, the project has succeeded in developing a list of priority topics for collaborative research regarding both the Canadian Research Project Data and European ACARE high-level technology priorities as well as taking notice of technologies from unfunded FP7 projects with Canadian partners.

Project Funded by the European Commission

Contact

Aerospace Valley
Thilo Schönfeld
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+33 5 61 14 80 30

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As a result of the technical workshops, four distinct research topics for future cooperation were identified:

  • Reducing environmental impact through advanced design of novel aircraft confi gurations
  • Reducing noise through novel material design and application in engines and/or airframes
  • Resource-effi cient high-performance advanced- materials product development and manufacturing
  • Reducing energy consumption through greater integration of electrical aircraft and systems

These topics were jointly proposed to the European Commission as part of the preparation of a “coordinated call” dedicated to aerospace R&D cooperation between the EU and Canada. This dedicated call for proposals, which is expected to be included in the 2015-call of the transport area, is considered a huge and unique opportunity for the EU and Canada to establish a deeper and long-term relationship. Indeed, closer cooperation is likely to promote the development of critical technologies that are needed to further growth and prosperity in the aerospace sector and  the economy as a whole.

Besides the preparation of this coordinated call to continue existing cooperation following project termination, the consortium proposed the establishment of a “European – Canadian Working Group in Civil Aviation Research”. By building on existing projects and networks such as the AirTN and/or AirTN NextGen and in particular the “ERA-Can+” initiative, continuous networking dedicated to European collaboration with Canada should be ensured.

The consortium postulates to extend opportunities for European partners to participate in Canadian funded projects, in particular via the novel CARIC platform (“Consortium for Aerospace Research & Innovation in Canada”) which is the extension of  Canada’s national and previously successful CRIAQ programme of Quebec.

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