ADER is a French acronym which stands for Actions for the Development of Regional Enterprises. The ADER Plan concerning subcontracting, implemented by the French government and the Regional Council, covered the ADER 1 phase up until December 31, 2004. This plan concerned five themes: concurrent simultaneous engineering, competitiveness, grouping of companies, training, and export.
Over a period of three years, the government and the region invested more than €23.5 M, which contributed to financing over 1000 actions benefiting 429 subcontracting SMEs (small and medium enterprises).
The success of ADER I led to establishing ADER II, for the purpose of accompanying industry in major sectorial changes, in particular:
- The emergence of new companies which can position themselves as industrial partners and contribute to a global offer of first tier suppliers,
- The maintenance of a large core of companies positioned in capacity subcontracting roles, and which for this reason will remain second-tier suppliers, and the strengthening of specialist suppliers,
- The need to anticipate key changes triggered by disruptive technologies (composites, all-electric aircraft, etc.).
The ADER II plan is a pivotal project of the Aerospace Valley competitiveness cluster
Contacts: Secretariat of the Ader II Plan:
DRIRE - Gérard Soula – Ph: +33 (0)5 61 15 39 92
Midi-Pyrenees Regional Council- Hélene Huerga – Ph: +33 (0)5 61 33 93 34
The regions of Midi-Pyrenees and Aquitaine jointly received certification as world competitiveness clusters for these three industrial sectors in July 2005.
This cluster of industries federates all of the regional resources including major corporate groups, SMEs, public and private research centers, universities, engineering schools, and local authorities for the purpose of maintaining our strong international influence. This cluster represents 94,000 industrial jobs, of which 50,000 are in subcontracting, over 1,200 establishments, 8,500 jobs in research, and constitutes the leading concentration of higher education establishment sin France. The Aerospace Valley association, comprising 450 members, was created to lead this ambitious project.
Contact: Aerospace Valley Association, 2 av. Edouard Belin, BP 4025, 31055 Toulouse Cedex 4
Ph: +33 (0)5 62 25 25 20
website : www.aerospace-valley.com