Institutional partners


The Direction générale de l’armement (DGA), is the French Government Defense procurement and technology agency responsible for the management, development and purchase program of current and future weapon systems for the French military.


GICAT, a professional group, created in 1978, has over 200 subscribers and represents 330 members, corporations, mid-market companies and SMEs. They cover a wide range of industrial, research, service and consulting activities for military and civil organizations, of national or international scope, involved in land and/or air-land security and/or defense.

The international ambitions of GICAT are reflected in its international exhibitions EUROSATORY, organized by its subsidiary, COGES, and a certain number of other defense and/or security exhibitions overseas.


ASTech Paris Région is a French cluster of aerospace engineering companies and research centers. It is located in the Île-de-France area and is mainly concentrated in and around Paris. It gathers over 500 companies, including Dassault Aviation, EADS and Air France Industries. That represents about 100,000 workers in the aviation and space flight industries.

Growth accelerators


Prize Winner of “Réseau Entreprendre” in 2012
The “Réseau Entreprendre” (Entrepreneurship Network) is an association of business managers which offer to entrepreneurs and companies purchasers both human (a 2 years support) and financial (loan of honor of 50K€) support, to help them in their business development.
Since its creation, 8500 new entrepreneurs benefit of this support, more than 80.000 jobs were created or saved.
The sustainable rate of companies supported by this association in the 5 years is equal 92 %.


Starburst accelerator is an incubator business for aeronautical startups.
First accelerator in the world of aeronautical companies, it was created in 2014 by the consulting firm Impulse Partners. It is supported by the leading companies in this sector as well Airbus, Thales, Hutchinson, Zodiac Aerospace…
28 startups have integrated Starburst which has duplicated its model in Los Angeles.
Director : François CHOPARD


Unique business accelerator in the north-east area of FRANCE (Alsace region) specialized in innovative companies, SEMIA supports companies in the creation of sustainable and high-added value jobs and also participates to the economic development of the region.
Office manager :
Stéphane Wisshaupt

Engineering school


Created 50 years ago, IPSA is an aeronautical and space systems engineering school located in Paris and Toulouse. IPSA is a 5 years graduate education program. Today IPSA claims more than ever its vocation to be as a specialist school in the sector of the aeronautic. To assert its place in this sector, IPSA has built over the years solid and strong partnerships with air and space industry companies, both at civil and military levels.


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75015 Paris

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