Aquitaine / France
The regional winner of Aquitaine will receive an incubation package sponsored by their choice of one of three incubation partners:
The first and second runners-up will have their choice of the remaining centres. Free GNSS training will also be provided by HELILEO SA (Dax). Finally, the winners will also have the support of TOPOS in developing their networks in the region.
Located in southwest France, the Aquitaine region is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees. Aquitaine offers a mix of economic dynamism, fascinating landscapes, and cultural heritage that contributes to the success of entrepreneurial ideas and defines a unique perspective of welfare and personal development.
The region is positioned at the heart of current European issues and aims to ensure economic growth and sustainable development throughout the European territory. In Aquitaine, the emphasis has been placed on numerous projects both local and cross-regional in dimension.
A leading region in aerospace with 40,000 jobs and 740 organisations in the sector, Aquitaine co-hosts the Aerospace Valley cluster and is home to major industrial groups, research institutes, and world-renowned experts engaged in satellite navigation and positioning systems. Aquitaine promotes start-ups and their innovations in the aerospace, composites, and photonics sectors.
TOPOS is a non-profit organisation that facilitates partnerships and fosters networking and collaborative activities to further develop regional ventures and activity in the downstream GNSS market.
Created in 2007 in order to increase the competitiveness of the Aquitaine enterprises centred on navigation and positioning applications, TOPOS represents about 40 industrial members, academic research centres, and institutions focused on the emergence, economic growth, and success of EGNOS / GALILEO EU projects.