The success of our work is strongly influenced by our network of partner companies all over Europe. For this reason we are member of the following associations:
The German Aerospace Industries Association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Luft- und Raumfahrtindustrie e.V. – BDLI) with more than 200 members represent the interests of an industrial sector, which owing to international technology leadership and world-wide success has become a significant driver of economic growth in Germany. Combining almost all strategic key technologies, the German aerospace industry achieves a turnover of currently 25.7 billion euros with a directly employed laber force of around 97,400.
It is the goal of the Aerospace Forum Baden-Wuerttemberg, to streamline the activities of respective companies in this German Federal State and to encourage co-operations and innovative projects between industrial companies, service providers and research institutes. The Forum is constituted through its members, being various aerospace related industrial companies and research institutes.
The cross-sector and cross-industry New Space initiative of the BDI forms a unique network of NewSpace start-ups, space companies, associations, traditional industrial companies and the digital economy. More than 40 companies and associations are already members of the initiative. The aim is to unite the different actors under one roof for the first time and thus actively promote the digital transformation of the German economy through space applications.
The AKRK, Working Group for Space SMEs, is the organization of medium-sized space companies in Germany, set up by the German Aerospace Center DLR with the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK). The medium-sized German aerospace sector represented in the AKRK has been a reliable partner of science and its institutions for decades. For five decades, German aerospace SMEs have proven themselves with their inherent flexibility in mixed industrial-scientific teams that are responsible for well-known scientific missions.