18 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017 / Oeiras, Portugal

AED Days 2017

Your opportunity to know and meet the Portuguese Aeronautics, Space and Defence communities, to update information on European funding programmes and debate the upcoming challenges.

Oct 18-20, 2017

Taguspark, Oeiras, Portugal

Clustering Aeronautics, Space and Defence

Challenges and Opportunities 

B2B and Networking

The annual event AED DAYS 2017 is promoted by the Portuguese Cluster of the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Industries. AED DAYS 2017 takes place in Lisbon on the 18th, 19th and 20th of October 2017. It will gather over 250 participants from several countries, from different industrial areas and representing many Clusters, Research and Development Centres. It is not only the best opportunity to know and meet the Portuguese Aeronautics, Space and Defence communities, but also to update information on European funding programmes, debate the upcoming challenges, contact with the main national and international players, develop new business opportunities and improve participation in collaboration networks/partnerships, namely through the matchmaking event organised by Enterprise Europe Network.

Recently, the AED Cluster Portugal was officially recognized by the Portuguese Government as the National Competitiveness Cluster for the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Sectors. Therefore, AED was given the mandate to promote the development and further explore the synergies among the 3 sectors, tighten the cooperation links between industry and the scientific and technological entities and boost their participation in national and international R&D collaborative projects.

AED Cluster Portugal presently represents 70 national companies and research centres and provides 18,000 highly skilled jobs, generating revenues of 1,700 M€ and currently exporting 86% of its production. 

Given the huge potential underneath these sector sand the importance of AED DAYS to foster connections, we would be honoured if you could accept participating in this event.

sponsors

Become a Sponsor

We have three types of sponsoring (Platinum, Gold and Silver), each one corresponding a pack of benefits.

Only AED associates can host visits on day 3.

Want to become our sponsor?
Contact us:
aed@aedportugal.pt
T: (+351) 214 218 781


WHAT TO EXPECT

18th October

WORKSHOPS - Aeronautics, Space, Defence

Three blocks of workshops are organised, covering Aeronautic, Space and Defence (ASD) activities. Participants may select the workshops to attend, number of participants per workshop are limited by seats available in each room, only.

SHORT PRESENTATIONS  - 5 min pitch

Participants can use a 5 minute pitch to share their ideas and views with the audience, present their cooperation initiatives, company portfolios, product development and concepts. Short presentations can address any topic in Aeronautics, Space and Defence.


Matchmaking Event - B2B Meetings

Enterprise Europe Network Portugal / CEC - Conselho Empresarial do Centro,  organises a matchmaking session of bilateral B2B meetings. Participants may use this session to explore business or cooperation opportunities:

  • meet providers of innovative technologies
  • get in touch with potential partners for future collaborations
  • find new partners for research and development projects

19th October

Conference

The AED DAYS full day conference brings together some of the key ASD stakeholders in Europe. The conference objectives are twofold: Debate stakeholders perspectives and provide an update on future opportunities. 

Three different panels will debate future needs and challenges ahead of Europe. Clusters, Industry and Research will provide their own perspectives and motivations.

The main National and European Agencies and EC stakeholders handling ASD programmes will present the future opportunities for funding education, research and innovation activities.

20th October

Aerospace industry visits to Portuguese players

Industry visits take the full day. Participants can choose between four different tracks and get acquainted with the main industrial players in Portugal. The four tracks available are:

  • Cabin Interiors
  • Composites / Aerostructures
  • Components / Parts
  • Space / UAVS

b2b Matchmaking EVENT

How it Works?

The activity will focus on 20-minute pre-scheduled one-to-one meetings. For participating in the matchmaking event, please register. 

For more information, please click here.

European Space Policy »

As part of the trade fair and conference, Enterprise Europe Network Portugal, CEC - Câmara de Comércio e Indústria do Centro, organises a free matchmaking event on the 18th. Participants will have the opportunity to:
  • meet providers of innovative technologies
  • get in touch with potential partners for future collaborations
  • find new partners for research and development projects
Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses innovate and grow on an international scale. It is the world’s largest support network for small and medium-sized enterprises. The Network is co-financed by the European Commission and active in more than 60 countries worldwide. Enterprise Europe Network is offering business services to establish international partnerships, advice for international growth and support for business innovation.

Venue & Location

How to get there?

By "Bus Shuttle" (free of charge).
From Marquês de Pombal (Lisboa) to Taguspark (Oeiras), and back, several times a day.

By Taxi. From Lisbon, approx. 20€.

Organisers

  

CEC – Câmara de Comércio e Indústria do Centro
 

AEDCP -  Portuguese Association of the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Industries
 


 

co-ORGANISERS

Emilien Wavelet
Centre d’Entreprise et d’Innovation Héraclès - Enterprise Europe Network Wallonie

Silke Schleiff

TUTECH INNOVATION GMBH
Consultancy & Competence Development
Harburger Schloßstr. 6-12  -   21079 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: +49 40 76629-6355

Mirella Berry

5 rue Dieudonné Costes – BP80032 – 31701 Blagnac Cedex  
Tel.: +33 5 62 74 20 04

Contacts

Get in Touch

AEDCP -  Portuguese Association of the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Industries 

aed@aedportugal.pt
T: (+351) 214 218 781



Henrique Martins
Enterprise Europe Network - CEC/CCIC - Conselho Empresarial do Centro

T: +351 927 811 455

Francisco Esteves
AEDCP -  Portuguese Association of the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Industries

T: +351 937 267 362