AED Cluster Portugal involves more than 100 Portuguese entities, working in the Aeronautics, Space and Defence sectors. Our Companies, Institutes and Academia share significant synergies in multiple industrial, research and engineering domains.
As President, I am very proud of the results achieved so far by the cluster while promoting the growth of the Portuguese ecosystem, which has already given proof of its value and it is, still, facing a big growth potential, capable to cope with the challenges these industrial sectors are facing.
At AED we strongly believe that the efforts and initial investments, already performed by our associates (and their outstanding human capital), will foster a consolidated and fruitful future for the Cluster at a global level.
AuxDefense 2022 — 3rd World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense is organized by the University of Minho and sponsored by the Portuguese Ministry of National Defense. It’s focused on the latest scientific and technical novelties in advanced materials for Defense, including equipment and soldier protective systems.
The Trade Commissioner Service of Canada is organising a Virtual Mission to Europe for its Aerospace companies. This mission consists in webinars and B2B Meetings to stimulate the business opportunites between Canada and some European countries. AED will participate representing Portugal in webinars and inviting its members to participate.
The first edition of the event organised by the Students of Aeronautics Engineering of the Atlântica University Institute aims to gather the future engineers of the institute along with the companies of the national aerospace sector (information available in Portuguese only).
The Mobilizing Agenda "Aero.Next Portugal", dedicated to the portuguese aeronautics sector and already approved for financing, was presented this weekend and its contract was signed.
AED Cluster Portugal and idD Portugal Defence are organizing the Portuguese participation with a group of companies, the Secretary of State for Defence and a national booth, at the Farnborough International Airshow 2022, happening between 18 and 22 July.
The annual event of the Portuguese Aeronautics, Space and Defence Cluster will be held sooner this year: 24th to 27th of May.
In a set of events, the Portuguese Cluster reinforced its business connection with Airbus, Leonardo, Thales and West Sea.
Two of the seven "Mobilizing Agendas" have direct involvement from AED Cluster Portugal.
With the support of AED Cluster Portugal and idD Portugal Defence, OGMA is launching a new education and training initiative, for the aeronautics sector.
The IMM was held in Matosinhos, where a new document was unanimously approved to accelerate the use of Space for Europe and European citizens.
The first class of the Aerospace Engineering degree counted with Rui Santos, General Manager of AED, and Ricardo Conde, President of Portugal Space.
The biggest number of participants and companies present and also the edition with the most days and activities. Here is a summary of the AED Days 2021.