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13 May 2020 - 18 June 2020
International Aerospace Days - Virtual Matchmaking

The Aerospace Industry in Berlin-Brandenburg

The capital region: competence center for aviation, aerospace and drones

The capital region is Germany’s third-largest aerospace competence center. Here, the technical excellence extends to more than just the traditional area of aviation that was founded by Otto Lilienthal over 120 years ago, but also to space and the relatively recent discipline of drone technologies.

Leading European location in areas of the aviation industry

Brandenburg in particular is home to major players in the aviation industry. In this respect, the region is particularly specialized in the fields of:

  • engine development and manufacturing,
  • light aircraft construction, and
  • aircraft maintenance and repair.

The region is among Europe’s leading locations in the development and manufacture of engines.

The market movers in the Berlin aviation sector primarily possess expertise in:

  • the use of renewable energies for air transport,
  • software development for aircraft and aviation infrastructures,
  • the development and production of electroacoustic components used in aviation.

Regional drone technologies are taking the market by storm

Unmanned airborne systems for civilian purposes now complement the more established activities, and this market segment is characterized by a wide, dynamic range of applications and services. Over 60 actors in the areas of research, development and application have contributed to the capital region becoming one of the leading locations for unmanned aviation.

Vision for the future: Berliners fly to the moon

The segment of microsats has traditionally shaped the regional space sector. Regional players manufacture complete small satellites.

A growing number of Berlin-based start-ups are conquering this young market under the heading ‘New Space’.

Over 70 companies, training centres and research centres at home in the capital region are reaching for the stars. Their diverse expertise and specialisations create an integral, interdisciplinary, and regional competence center for space technologies and applications.

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On 17 June (3pm to 4pm) there will be a digital pitch session on Aerospace Industry in the capital region Berlin/Brandenburg in the context of ILA goes digital.

8 selected innovative companies and research institutes from the capital region Berlin/ Brandenburg will present their innovative projects in short pitches. These are:

- Celestial
- AlphaLink Engineering
- Fraunhofer IPK
- Planetary Transportation Systems GmbH
- Orbit Recyling
- Tiwari Scientific Instruments
- OUT e.V
- PaxLive Innovation

For further information and registration, please have a look here.


Closed since 18 June 2020



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Participants 412
Meetings 672


Austria 2
Belgium 20
Brazil 3
Congo 1
Czech Republic 9
Estonia 1
Ethiopia 1
Finland 2
France 50
Germany 117
Greece 5
Hungary 1
India 3
Ireland 1
Israel 2
Italy 27
Japan 1
Mexico 5
Morocco 2
Netherlands 3
Poland 17
Portugal 20
Romania 1
Russia 1
Slovakia 11
Spain 76
Sweden 3
Switzerland 7
Tunisia 1
Turkey 12
Ukraine 2
United Arab Emirates 1
United Kingdom 7
United States 5
Total 420


Start-up 62
Company (SME) 146
Company (Industry) 94
University 19
R&D Institution 17
Association/Agency 36
Authority/Government 12
Other 34
Total 420