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.
A meeting between Portuguese and French companies, promoted by the Portuguese-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILF). The event takes place on the 26th of October, in a face-to-face format, in Porto, with a Seminar, Lunch and B2B Meetings.
AED Cluster Portugal and idD Portugal Defence are organizing a joint participation in Euronaval between the 18th and 21st of October. Portugal will have a national stand and the delegation will have more than a dozen companies participating in one of the biggest events in Europe for the Naval and Defense markets.
For the second year, the EACP (European Aerospace Cluster Partnership) organizes an event dedicated to companies from the european Aerospace Clusters. In this edition, which takes place digitally from 21 to 23 September, we'll have a Conference and B2B Meetings under the motto “Survival of the Greenest - The Path to Carbon-Neutral Aviation”.
The International Astronautical Congress brings together the main stakeholders (industrial and governmental) of the space sector and takes place from the 18th to the 22nd of September. AED will be present, accompanying the Portuguese Space Agency and delegation of national companies.
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 plan of international events for the year 2023, in which the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Cluster will be represented through joint participations.
In 2022, the Cluster surpassed the mark of 100 associates. 24 new entities joined to reinforce the capacities and competences of the national ecosystem.
In total, there are 2.9 billion euros of public investment for the Mobilizing Agendas, within the scope of the National Recovery Plan. The Aeronautics, Space and Defence Cluster will be represented in two of these Agendas.
The 10th edition of the Portuguese Aeronautics, Space and Defence Cluster's main event will be held from 30 May to 2 June, in Oeiras (Lisbon).
The Luso-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILF) held their first seminar for the Aeronautics sector between Portuguese and French companies, with the support of AED.
The CEMTEx (Army Center for Tests and Technology Modernization) was inaugurated today, in an event that brought together the national Army, Government and Defence industry.
Today, the Portuguese Air Force KC-390 was presented at the Beja Air Base, with the presence of the Portuguese Prime-Minister, António Costa.
Portuguese delegation attends the Euronaval 2022, in a joint partnership bewteen AED Cluster Portugal and idD Portugal Defence.
Portugal Air Summit is taking place this week, at Ponte de Sor, and the protocol for the first 100% Portuguese aircraft was signed today at the event.