||The Aerospace Valley World Competitiveness Cluster allies the Midi-Pyrenees & Aquitaine regions to constitute Europe’s leading pool of jobs in the field of aeronautics, space and embedded systems:
- 120,000 industrial jobs
- 1,600 establishments
- 1/3 of France’s workforce in aeronautics, and over 50% in the space sector
- 8,500 researchers
- 2 of France’s 3 prestigious aeronautics and space engineering schools
||OSEO was born in 2005, by bringing together ANVAR (French innovation agency) and BDPME (SME development bank), around a mission of general interest supporting the regional and national policies. Its mission is to provide assistance and financial support to French SMEs and VSEs in the most decisive phases of their life cycle : start up, innovation, development, business transfer / buy out. By sharing the risk, it facilitates the access of SMEs to financing by banking partners and equity capital investors.