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Hamburg Aviation and Aéro Montréal to boost co-operation

Cluster pushes ahead with internationalisation stratety. Project worth 12 million euro

Representatives of Hamburg Aviation and Aéro Montréal have signed a “Letter of Intent” during the Farnborough International Airshow from July 11-17, 2016, strengthening the internationalisation strategy launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). In April, the Hamburg Aviation and Centre for Applied Research in Aviation (ZAL) and a delegation of seven firms attended the Aerospace Week 2016 in Canada.

Win-win for both parties

Dr. Franz Josef Kirschfink, Managing Director of Hamburg Aviation, said: “Hamburg and Montréal are among the most important aviation locations worldwide and complement each other. The present agreement is the next logical step in our co-operation, which has already gotten off to a good start. It amounts to a win-win situation for firms and institutions on either side of the Atlantic.”

Core contents

The agreement brings small and medium-sized firms, universities and institutions in Hamburg and Montréal (and the province of Québec) closer together through transatlantic collaborations. Research and development, delivery chain structures as well as education and training are at the centre of the agreement.

Project worth EUR 12 million

The partnership with Montréal dates back to 2008 and is part of the Hamburg Aviation cluster’s internationalisation strategy. As part of its high-tech strategy, BMBF is putting EUR 4 million towards bilateral exchange between the two locations over the next years. The co-operation agreement is worth EUR 12 million – half of which is being funded by Canada.

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