Enterprise Europe Network contact point at CEC - Conselho Empresarial do Centro's has teamed up with the Portuguese annual Aeronautics, Space and Defense congress (AEDDAYS) organisers to make this year's edition of Aeronautics, Space and Defense congress B2B - Matchmaking day happen.
Registration to the matchmaking is free and will offer a free one-on-one meeting service during one whole day at the congress location.
Participants will have the opportunity to meet worldwide providers of innovative technologies, get in touch with potential partners for future collaborations, and find new partners for research and development projects.
The Portuguese government has recently launched a call for ideas on a spaceport to be set up at the Azores, so we expect to have interested companies present at this matchmaking session.
Last years matchmaking event gathered around 60 participants who held a total of 80 meetings in an half day session.
This years matchmaking session will take place on the 21th of November starting at 09h30 until 17h30.
The networking area will be integrated into the congress, taking place at the same time.
This years congress focuses on networking and brokerage among aeronautic industry, SMEs and research centres, interested in cooperation for future aviation and space projects.
The annual event AEDDAYS is promoted by the Portuguese Cluster of the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Industries.
Organizers expect that it will gather over 300 participants from several countries, from different industrial areas and representing many Clusters and Research and Development Centres.
This event is 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 ahead, contact with the main national and international players, develop new business and improve participation in collaboration networks/partnerships.
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 sectors and the importance of AED DAYS to foster connections, we would be honoured if you could accept participating in this event.