The competences of the 4 members of the consortium will be complementary to accompany the selected projects according to a program which will be defined "à la carte" for each of them:
Starburst is the world's leading aerospace and defense accelerator. Its mission is to connect public and private companies in the sector with the most innovative startups on the market while providing them with strategic consulting services. With offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Montreal, Munich, Madrid, Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Seoul, and Mumbai, the team has built an ecosystem of key players in the aerospace and defense industry, including more than 8,000 startups in its network. Every year, Starburst organizes numerous international and national events that bring together all the innovators in the aerospace and defense industry. Starburst also honors startups and innovative research projects at international air shows.
ONERA, a central player in aeronautics and space research, employs about 2,000 people. Under the supervision of the Ministry of the Armed Forces, it has a budget of 237 million euros, more than half of which comes from commercial contracts. As a state expert, ONERA prepares the defense of tomorrow, responds to the aeronautics and space challenges of the future, and contributes to the competitiveness of the aerospace industry. It masters all disciplines and technologies in the field. All the major civil and military aerospace programs in France and Europe carry part of ONERA's DNA: Ariane, Airbus, Falcon, Rafale, missiles, helicopters, engines, radars... Internationally recognized and often awarded, its researchers train many PhD students.
About Satt Paris Saclay.
SATT Paris-Saclay, supported by its shareholders (Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, Bpifrance), develops the competitiveness of companies through innovation by promoting the technologies, skills and expertise of the 11,000 researchers in the 300 laboratories of the Paris-Saclay Cluster. Its core business is the maturation of innovation on the technological, legal and economic levels. SATT Paris-Saclay works closely with companies to carry out co-constructed maturation projects and to develop innovation services. It offers the industry licenses for matured technologies. SATT Paris-Saclay is a member of the SATT Network.
About Ecole Polytechnique.
Widely internationalized (40% of its students, 40% of its teaching staff), Ecole Polytechnique combines research, teaching, and innovation at the highest scientific and technological level. Its education promotes a culture of excellence with a strong focus on science, open to a great humanist tradition.
Through its range of training programs - bachelor's degree, polytechnic engineering cycle, master's degree, graduate programs, doctoral program, doctorate, continuing education - the École Polytechnique trains decision-makers with a strong multidisciplinary scientific culture by exposing them to both the world of research and that of business. With its 23 laboratories, 22 of which are joint research units with the CNRS, the X research center works at the frontiers of knowledge on major interdisciplinary scientific, technological and societal issues. École Polytechnique is a founding member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris.
With the BLAST program, SATT Paris-Saclay will intensify its involvement in the ASD vertical market, which has specific features that are perfectly in line with our expertise: a strong technological component, a dynamic start-up creation process and a fast-growing market. In addition, the ecosystem of the Paris-Saclay cluster in the ASD domain is very rich both in terms of research laboratories and the industrial fabric. We also welcome the strong complementarity of the 4 partners of the BLAST project.
We are delighted to be leading this program of excellence alongside our trusted partners Onera, SATT Paris-Saclay and Ecole Polytechnique. This program is fully in line with the methodology and philosophy dear to the Starburst teams: working with all public and private players to build together, in the service of our country's strategic interests.
Research in the field of Aeronautics, Space and Defense is our core business and the transfer of our research results for the benefit of industry is a major national challenge. BLAST is a new opportunity to enhance our expertise and accelerate our innovations through a winning strategy of supporting Deeptech startups.
Contributing to building high impact Deeptech projects in the Aerospace and Defense industry, helping researchers to acquire an entrepreneurial culture, immersing students in real life projects and in multicultural groups is a thrilling challenge for BLAST and a fantastic opportunity for Ecole Polytechnique.
They support BLAST.
BLAST is funded by public and industrial actors, at the forefront of the development of Deeptech ASD technologies.
Joining BLAST allows you to access all the startups and projects of our ecosystem, to implement new ways of innovating inside your company, to go ahead of new market trends and to build the future of the French ASD.
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