Airbus Group SAS

Organization Profile

Airbus Group Innovations are the corporate research centres of Airbus Group, with sites in Germany, France, Spain, Singapore and Russia and provide world-class capabilities in aeronautics, defence and space research topics. Consistent with the Airbus Group research & technology strategy and covering the skills and technology fields that are of critical importance to the Airbus Group of companies, Airbus Group Innovations are organized in seven trans-national Technical Capability Centres: Composites Technologies - Metallic Technologies & Surface Engineering – Structures Engineering, Production & Aeromechanics - Sensors, Electronics and Systems Integration - Engineering, Physics, IT, Security Services & Simulation- Energy and Propulsion- Design and Concepts.

Airbus Group Innovations is an operational and strategic entity for the creation of added value by technology innovation. They foster technological excellence and business orientation through the sharing of competences and means between the various partners of Airbus Group and they develop and maintain partnerships with world-famous schools, universities and research centers.

Role in the project

Airbus Group Innovations acts as the project coordinator, taking care of the overall project monitoring, administration and reporting to the European Commission. It also leads several work packages, being in charge of the “aircraft” pillar, ensuring the produced roadmaps are technically consistent and interdependent, and taking care of the down-selection for recommendations to the European Commission and of the handover at the end of the project. In addition to that, Airbus Group Innovations assists the work package leaders in charge of the Forum and of the Guidance Desk.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 640480

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The consortium is working in close cooperation and supported by Japanese mirror organizations, including the Society of Japanese Aerospace Companies (SJAC), the Japan Aircraft Development Corporation (JADC), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the University of Tokyo and Chubu Aerospace Industry and Technology Center (C-ASTEC).

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