The AeroPortal project is created by the merger of the two support actions AeroSME and SCRATCH. It is the prime objective of AeroPortal to support aeronautical SMEs in advancing their technology base and their competitiveness through participation in European RTD projects.
This is done by creating a single point of reference for information and project opportunities and by providing a wide ranging direct support encompassing:
In addition to the virtual networking provided by the internet portal, AeroPortal will establish a permanent cooperation with all interested groups involved in support activities to aeronautical SMEs, such as SME clusters, National and Regional Associations, and also other funded Aeronautics Support Actions. These groups will be invited to become members of the AeroPortal Multiplier Group.
AeroPortal is a consortium of experts for European technology funding in aeronautics who offer their services free-of-charge to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Born from the merger of the previous support actions AeroSME and SCRATCH, the project is funded by the European Union and coordinated by the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe (ASD).
Overall Budget: 1,5M EURO
Starting Date: December 2007
End Date: May 2010
The main objective of AeroPortal is to encourage and support the participation of SMEs in the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme for Research (FP7). This is done by providing: