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The BEAWARE project in search of cross sector synergies

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On the Green Mobility Conference in Hamburg on the 24th November, over 150 experts from all over Europe gathered to exchange ideas on sustainable technologies and concepts in aviation and logistics. The BEAWARE project seized this opportunity to bring together East and West in conjunction with the conference.

The aim of the event was to identify sharable sustainable technologies and business models and illustrate the current state of research at European level. Speakers included senior representatives from universities, companies and associations from seven European countries such as Airbus Operations, Lufthansa LEOS, TU Delft, FrenchCivil Aviation University, Clean Sky, the Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), and many more. Prof. Dr. Szodruch, Member of the Board, Hamburg AviationThe Conference was supported by the European projects CARE (Clean Aerospace Regions) and BEAWARE. The coordinator of the BEAWARE project, Kristo Reinsalu, once again underlined the importance of the creation of so called innovation   chains created through establishing discussions between Eastern and Western European project coordinators and the matchmaking between companies, research institutes and national public institutions.

In order to guarantee the effective exchange of ideas and undertakings the participants had the chance to meet in B2B and B2R sessions in the afternoon. Participants from 13 countries made use of this opportunity. The BEAWARE consortium will now make every effort in supporting this newly developed relationships.

But there’s was even more to tell: With the aim to increase the quality and number of projects and project applications in upcoming European and trans-national calls, the EACP (European Aerospace Cluster Partnership), with its headquarter at Hamburg Aviation, and EASN (European Aeronautics Science Network) signed a MoU during the Green Mobility Conference.

On the second day 28 BEAWARE partners had the opportunity to visit three outstanding members of the Hamburg Aviation Network during field visits. At the Headquarters of Lufthansa Technik the Head of Corporate Innovation & Technology Management presented LHTs R&T Roadmap and ongoing research topics in the field of material processing and MRO activities. GMC_14-58During the tour at the Laser Center North the participants had a deeper look into state of the art laser additive manufacturing and rewarded products such as the Bionic Bracket, which was developed together with Airbus. The LZN is an institution for technology and knowledge transfer for the photonic industry. Last but not least on the schedule was a stop at Treo. Treo is an independent service provider for product and component tests, especially for companies in the field of aviation and aerospace. Treo represents a Good Practice example for a small enterprise entering successful into the market in 2010. Meanwhile Treo is one of the few world-wide testing laboratories certified directly from Airbus for environmental simulation and EMC testing of supplier products.

The 2 days were organized by Hamburg Aviation in cooperation with the Logistics Initiative Hamburg, and the Europe Enterprise Network.