GMV takes part in the General Assembly of the Spanish Aerospace Technology Platform

On 3 February 2017 GMV’s General Manager of Space, Jorge Potti, took part in the General Assembly of the Spanish Aerospace Technology Platform (Asamblea General de la Plataforma Tecnológica Aeroespacial Española: PAE), inaugurated by its president, Plácido Márquez, and the International Programs Director of the Industrial Technology Development Center (Centro de Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial: CDTI), Juan Carlos Cortés

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The assembly addressed the industrial targets of the aeronautics and space sectors and the main lines of research and development, both of universities and the technology centers represented on the platform’s Management Board. PAE is currently made up by eighteen universities, twenty-eight Spanish space- and aeronautics-companies, fourteen research and technology centers plus the CDTI and the State Research Agency (Agencia Estatal de Investigación: AEI). As a member of PAE, GMV also forms part of its Management Board (Consejo Gestor).

The Spanish Aerospace Technology Platform is a consultancy advising the various national and international research and development bodies. One of its main objectives is to provide a Spanish R&D meeting point to swap ideas, proposals and projects and generate inter-body collaboration. One of the platform’s top priorities is also definition of a Spanish Aerospace Research Strategy Agenda and aerospace surveillance and forward planning, proposing action plans and an early demand map in Spain.

In the upcoming months PAE will launch diverse working groups to meet the plan of objectives set for 2017, one of which is to boost the number of members to widen the platform’s technological and industrial range.