ASD is the AeroSpace and Defence industries Association of Europe. ASD’s overall mission is to enhance the competitive development of the Aeronautics, Space, Defence and Security Industry in Europe, in partnership with European Institutions and Member associations.
ASD has 28 member associations in 20 countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey), representing over 2000 companies with a further 80 000 suppliers, many of which are SMEs.


MINERVA Consulting & Communication is a Belgian PR agency active since 1998 and specialized in communication services for EU funded projects. MINERVA is the communication partner in several ongoing FP7 projects and is providing project consortia with support on effective communication and dissemination strategies and activities.

DLR is Germany’s national research center for aeronautics and space. It was founded in 1969 as a result of the merger of several aeronautical institutions. DLR also acts as Germany ‘s space agency, managing the national space program on behalf of the German federal government. DLR is engaged in extensive research and development projects in collaboration with national, European and international partners. DLR is also conducting research in the field of energy technology and transport.