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International Cooperation in Aviation Research


International Cooperation in Aviation Research

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ICARe is a Coordination and Support Action addressing the international cooperation area of the topic MG-1.5-2016-2017: Identification of gaps, barriers and needs in the aviation research.

Europe has a leading position in aviation, but needs to maintain and strengthen this position. A new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) was elaborated by ACARE to address this challenge. The international cooperation contributes to the achievement of SRIA goals but requires a dedicated strategy based on a holistic approach and in-depth analysis. ICARe will fulfil this gap and deliver recommendations with regards to International Cooperation for the Aviation Research and Innovation.

To do so, ICARe starts with the analysis of past and current cooperation in order to draw lessons. A worldwide mapping of technologies of interest for aviation (even if they originate from other sectors) will be embedded in a secured on-line database. For each of the 21 countries addressed previously by the ACARE INCO group in 2015, a detailed and documented country profile will be established, including technical and non-technical aspects (IPR, trade regulations, cultural barriers and funding organizations, etc.). These results will be enhanced by concrete dialogues and actions through six open platforms with the representatives of selected countries (USA, Japan, Canada, China, Russia and the 6th country to be selected during the project).

Thanks to this approach, ICARe will support the European Commission in the definition of its 'International Cooperation Strategy'. ICARe will also facilitate existing and future partnerships in order to fulfil the technological needs identified in the SRIA. The consortium includes 12 partners representing industries, operators, research centers, universities, and international organizations, all being members of ACARE’s working group. Important European stakeholders will be involved in the Advisory Board. Required EU contribution is less than 1,8M€.

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