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Innovation mission sustainable aviation Toulouse

Are you engaged in research, development or production aimed at new sustainable aircraft technology? And do you want to join forces with the French aerospace sector? Then join the sustainable aviation innovation mission to Toulouse.

Exploring collaboration in research, development and production of the aircraft of the future is central to this innovation mission.

For whom?
Are you an entrepreneur, technology provider or researcher associated with a knowledge institution that is active in the field of sustainable aviation? Then this mission may be of interest to you.

The mission mainly focuses on R&D managers, business development managers, CTOs and CEOs of interested companies (SMEs and large companies) and knowledge institutions.

Why Toulouse?
Toulouse is the center of aerospace in France. It is the city of the AIRBUS Group, ATR, Thales, Safran, Dassault and knowledge institutions such as ISAE-Supaero and ONERA. Together with a large number of SMEs and start-ups, these parties form an innovative ecosystem.

Dutch industry and knowledge institutions must continue to secure a place in the sustainable future of aviation. The sustainable aviation innovation mission to Toulouse contributes to the development and expansion of Dutch R&D and trade opportunities.

The technologies that companies are now developing (such as Airbus in its ZEROe program) herald the start of sustainable aviation and with it the opportunities for a position in the French supply chains. Think of: (tank) infrastructure, innovative drive concepts, lightweight materials, smart sensors and sustainable fuels.

During the visit to Toulouse the goals are:

  • gain insight into the developments and challenges surrounding sustainable aviation;
  • strengthen cooperation with the innovation ecosystem in South West France;
  • to increase the visibility of the Dutch knowledge position and development in France; and
  • exploring and developing concrete projects and research collaboration by linking Dutch knowledge and technology to French sector peers.

With its economic recovery and investment plan 'France Relance' and strategic industry plan 'France 2030', the French government wants to support public-private partnerships in breakthrough innovations involving the entire value chain: Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), SMEs, and knowledge institutions . By stimulating innovation, the French government aims to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, more digital and more competitive industry. The aerospace sector is one of the key sectors in these plans. These French ambitions are in line with the ambitions of the Dutch Aviation Policy Document and the Sustainable Aviation Table in the Netherlands.

Concept program
The mission program is still under development. We try to take into account the specific wishes of the participants as much as possible when determining the final program.

Concept program/activities:

Visits to Airbus, innovation cluster Aerospace Valley, ISAE-Supaero and the recently established Institute for Sustainable Aviation, R&D labs such as ONERA aerospace lab and/or IRT Saint Exupéry, and other companies in the aerospace district of Toulouse.
Workshop innovative developments in sustainable aviation. Think of lightweight materials, digitization & artificial intelligence, smart sensors, smart maintenance, electrification, drive, tank infrastructure and sustainable fuels.
Networking dinner or reception

The costs for participating in the innovation mission are €250 excluding VAT per person.

This includes: participation in the collective program, transfers to and from program components, lunch and dinners if stated in the program.

Participation excludes: travel and accommodation costs, all individual costs and possible costs for matchmaking.

Would you like to participate in this innovation mission? Then register before May 5, 2022 via the online registration form.

The mission is small-scale with a maximum of 20 participants (excluding organization). Final participation depends on the number of places available. We also look at how well your technology fits within the substantive focus and purpose of this mission. Your registration and the automatic confirmation of receipt therefore do not mean that you have been automatically admitted. You will receive a final confirmation of your participation after the registration period has closed.

Knowing more?
Do you have any questions about this innovation mission? Please contact Roy Paulissen (Netherlands Enterprise Agency) or Liselotte Zoetmulder (Netherlands Aerospace Group). You can also send an email to the innovation missions department.

COVID-19 clause
There is currently no travel advice in the field of Covid within the EU. If the situation changes substantially in the next 2 months, the organization reserves the right to cancel the mission.

Event details:

Toulouse France

From: 04 Jul 2022
Till: 06 Jul 2022


  • Airport Development & Infrastructure
  • Aircraft Maintenance
  • Aircraft Manufacturing
  • Services


  • Partner Event

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