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Learning expedition – Hamburg

25/11/2021 - 26/11/2021


Süderelbe AG welcomes you to join the GALACTICA learning expedition in Hamburg: Smart technology and manufacturing in the civil aviation industry and cabin interior. Come and visit the world’s third largest civil aviation location.

Take part in an insightful 2 day journey discovering the latest technologies in the aviation industry in the metropolitan area of Hamburg – the world’s third largest civil aviation location. The program will help you to understand the aviation industry and how the implementation process and the future of the advanced and smart manufacturing looks like and get to know the needs of the aerospace sector in some areas.

The L.E. main focus is on visiting factories and a research center that have implemented smart technology into their production and research line. There will be enough time for networking throughout the journey and an inspiring cross-sectoral fertilization workshop with active participation of the attendees. The whole program will lead to know-how transfer between the different sectors and facilitate innovation mechanisms to create cross-sectoral collaboration for innovation.

The L.E. will most likely take you to the ZAL (Center of Applied Aeronautical Research), Synergeticon (AI solutions), Lufthansa Technik (Cabin Interior and VIP)  and 2 more aerospace companies (subject to change, see Agenda below).

We are waiting for you!


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.

Do you want financial support to participate?

Apply now for a travel voucher!

You can get 650€ if you are traveling from outside Germany or 500€ if you are within Germany (at least 300km away from Hamburg).

Travel vouchers are open to SMEs from EU27 or UK from textile, aerospace or advanced manufacturing sectors.

See full details in the call for expression of interest.

If you are applying for a travel voucher you will be registered automatically and there is no need to use this form. 

Please register here if you are willing to participate without travel voucher

In case you would like to attend with more than one person, be aware that only 1 travel voucher can be granted to each company.

Registrations are closed for this event



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