We heard your requests for a new call for travel vouchers! GALACTICA has just published 3 new calls to fund additional travel vouchers to participate in the last 3 Learning Expeditions. Do not miss this second chance to participate in Learning Expeditions to Hamburg, Terrassa and Porto focusing on aeronautics, textile and advanced manufacturing respectively.

Apply now through GALACTICA submission platform: https://calls.galacticaproject.eu/

2nd Call for EOIs – Hamburg –> Apply before 17th CET on November 10th.
2nd Call for EOIs – Terrassa/Barcelona–> Apply before 17th CET on November 12th.
2nd Call for EOIs – Porto –> Apply before 17th CET on November 17th.


Learning Expedition to Hamburg – AERONAUTICS


Day: November 25th and 26th 2021
Location: Hamburg Region (Germany)

Day 1 – November 25th

Time Activities
9.00 – 9.15 Welcome and registration
9.15 – 10.45 Visit of ZAL – Center of Applied Aeronautical Research the leading technological research and development platform for civil aviation
(or “Silicon Valley of aeronautics”) . ZAL works on the integration and industrialization of innovative aviation technologies.
10.45 – 11.15 Coffe break and networkig
11.15 – 12.00 Visit Synergeticon, a leading system provider for digitalization and AI solutions to adapt production and operations
12.00 – 13.30  Lunch and networking
13.30 – 17.30 Cross-sectoral fertilization Workshop @ZAL This innovation workshop organized by Innoshot will bring together the different sectors with the aim to reduce the silo-like sectoral boundaries. Target is to get-to-know the operations in other sectors, the innovation mechanisms and seeding of cross-sectoral collaboration for innovation
After 17.30 Evening event & networking in Hamburg City Centre


Day 2 – November 26th

Time Activities
9.00 – 10.30 Business Breakfast and visit of Krüger Aviation, highest quality custom-tailored  aerospace certified components manufactured using state-of-the-art CNC machining, injection molding, 3D printing and various thermoforming processes.
10.30 – 12.00 Visit of Fraunhofer IAPT, one of the leading institutions in the field of additive production with the core competencies AM design, AM processes and AM systems. The focus is on the industrialization of additive technologies and the associated technology transfer to enable completely new and resource-efficient products.
12.00 – 13.30  Lunch and networking
13.30 – 17.00 Visit Lufthansa Technik, leading provider of aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services for civil aircraft, from commercial to VIP and special mission aircraft. Visit of Cabin Interior, VIP and Smart Manufacturing.
After 17.00 Next to the airport

** All visits are tentative subject to change without prior notice.
** GALACTICA consortium reserves the right to change dates or cancel the call at any time, change its provisions or extend it. In such a case we will inform all applicants about such change.

Learning Expedition to Porto – ADVANCED MANUFACTURING


Day: December 2nd and 3rd 2021
Location: Porto Region (Portugal)


Day 1 – December 2nd

Time Activities
  • Visit to CITEVE – Technological center for textile & clothing.

CITEVE is a Technological Institute which provides technological support and services to companies acting in the textile & clothing business. Product design & development, prototyping, testing and applied R&D oriented to innovative applications, are included in a service portfolio that also includes consultancy, training and fashion intelligence.

 CITEVE is an active member of several international networks and also takes part in different technical working groups in the fields of research, product testing and certification.

  • Visit to CeNTI – Centre for Nanotechnology and Smart Materials

CeNTI is an Institute of New Technologies with multi-sectoral orientation, equipped with cutting-edge technology that promotes activities of Research, Technological Development, Innovation and Engineering in the fields of smart and functional materials and systems.

 CeNTI explores advanced technologies enabling the developing, testing, prototyping and scaling-up of nanotechnology solutions for the market, surface functionalization and smartization of materials using printed electronic technologies.

  • Visit to INEGI – Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

INEGI has in its base several research units specialised by scientific and technological areas supporting the research activity. Crosswise there are the Innovation, Consulting and Services activities that address the development of solutions for companies.

Presentation from projects with companies in two sectors: Industry and Aeronautics, Space and Defense

  • Visit to INESC TEC | iiLAB – Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science | Industry and innovation lab

iiLab aims to disclose the state-of-the-art in advanced production technologies through the demonstration of research, experimentation and advanced training results. iiLab supports technology-based innovation in public and private organisations, thus contributing to the development of their skills in the development, adoption and implementation of advanced production technologies, leading to a sustainable competitiveness in the circular economy context.


Day 2 – December 3rd
Time Activities

  • PRODUTECH SIF final results presentation (+INFO)
  • GALACTICA project presentation and testimonies
  • PIMAP+ project presentation (The PIMAP+ consortium aims to strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation in the fields of photonics, advanced manufacturing, metalworking, and aerospace industry. +INFO)
  • Cross-fertilization workshop
Afternoon EMAF International Fair

  • Visit
  • Networking with companies members of PRODUTECH and visit to their stands
  • B2B meetings

*Register to EMAF here (free before 29th November). Once you are registered you can schedule business-oriented meetings with exhibitors through E+E EMAF Digital Platform (+info).

**Business oriented meetings can be individually scheduled through E+E EMAF Digital Platform (+info)

Learning Expedition to Barcelona/Terrassa – TEXTILE


Day: November 29th and 30th 2021
Location: Barcelona / Terrassa Region (Spain)


Day 1 – November 29th

Time Activities
9:00  Pick-up at meeting point.
9:15  Welcome and registration.
9:30-11:00  Visit LEITAT Technological center
11:30-13:00  Visit UPC Terrassa: Departments of Textile Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Aerospace Engineering
13:30-16:00  Lunch
16:00-18:00  Cross-fertilization Workshop.
18:00   Networking cocktail with local companies


Day 2 – November 30th
Time Activities
9:00  Pick-up at meeting point.
10:30-12:00  Visits to LIASA and CINPASA.
13:30  Lunch
15:30-17:00  Visit to MARINA TEXTIL group:

– Visit to Marina Textil

– Visit to Texfire

– Visit to Marina Race Wear

18:00   Networking with GALACTICA Hackathon participants (optional)

** All visits are tentative subject to change without prior notice.
** GALACTICA consortium reserves the right to change dates or cancel the call at any time, change its provisions or extend it. In such a case we will inform all applicants about such change.



About Learning Expeditions

GALACTICA has prepared 8 Learning expeditions in total for cross-sectoral innovation in Aerospace, Textiles and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors.

You can find there the complete booklet of the different learning expeditions you can participate in.

The Learning Expeditions are an excellent opportunity to visit, learn and listen to success stories from leading companies from different industrial sectors.

Inter-cluster learning expeditions experiences will foster cross-sectoral collaborations throughout visits to industry-leading companies followed by innovation management coaching and workshops to facilitate cross-sectoral idea generation (subject to change – the detailed agenda will be updated).

Inter-cluster mutual learning visits and innovation workshops will bring together the different sectors involved with the aim to reduce the silo-like sectoral boundaries fostering, the get-to-know on the operations in other sectors, the innovation mechanisms other used and seeding of cross-sectoral collaboration for innovation. This can lead to untapped opportunities that arise from crossings of the sectors, both in terms of technological cooperation and innovation such as the development of new materials, processes and products, but also in terms of non-technological innovation such as the development of new business models, new marketing tools, management systems, processes, creativity tools and industrial design.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn the latest trends in the sectors of aerospace, textile and advanced manufacturing, participate in cross-sectoral fertilization workshops and networking opportunities that Galactica offers you.