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Learning expedition – Nantes

15/11/2021 - 16/11/2021


Participate to the GALACTICA Learning Expedition, a 2 day visit of the innovative western France ecosystem of advanced manufacturing. The Pays de la Loire Region is the 3rd French industrial territory and gathers digital expert companies and technology providers.

During this 2-days event, you will have the opportunity to discover advanced manufacturing technologies and industry 4.0 ambition.

You will visit several high-level research institutes and technical centers specialized in manufacturing and composites, such as the IRT Jules Verne and the CETIM, but also learn about the implementation of advanced manufacturing technologies in companies such as AIRBUS. You will also visit companies dedicated to production system and digitization and get an overview of the latest trends in industry 4.0.

The learning expedition will end with an inspiring cross-sectoral fertilization workshop, where you will exchange with the other attendees about respective projects and innovation paths.

We are waiting for you!


Day: November 15th and 16th 2021
Location: Nantes Region (France)


Day 1 – November 15th

Time Activities

Welcome and registration

  • Participant presentation
  • Visit of the Technocampus Composites, gathering key companies focusing on innovation around composites and materials:
    • Daher
  • Visit of the Technocampus Composites:
    •  IRT Jules Verne (Advanced Manufacturing Technology center)
    • Airbus Nantes Technocentre
    • CETIM (Technical Centre for Mechanical Industry)


Day 2 – November 16th

Time Activities
Morning Advanced technology companies dedicated to the Industry 4.0 (digitialisation and advanced process).
Afternoon Cross-sectoral fertilization Workshop

** 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 France or 500€ if you are within France (at least 300km away from Nantes).

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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Nantes, France