The federal state of The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen is among the best places in the world for aerospace and space industries. The aeronautics and space industries in the State of Bremen consist of more than 140 companies and 20 research institutes and universities with approximately 12,000 employees and an annual turnover of more than 4 billion euros. Mayor contributors to this innovation cluster are leading enterprises in the sector with R&D and production activities such as the Airbus, ArianeGroup, Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, OHB and their supplier companies.
As part of the Bremen Innovation Cluster Strategy, the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labor and Ports commissioned AVIASPACE BREMEN e. V. to implement specifically the Space Industries and Aeronautics Strategy of the State of Bremen. The goal is to strengthen the space industries and aeronautics sectors through cross clustering with other sectors such as the automotive industry, wind energy and shipbuilding.
The key areas are network formation, technology transfer, and economic growth through fostering young entrepreneurs and start-ups. This includes both, technical and organizational networking between final producers, suppliers and/or service providers and scientific institutions in the fields of material development, high-lift systems, construction, manufacturing technology, earth observation and robotics.