Created in 2005, with today 827 members from both industry and academia, Aerospace Valley is the most significant innovation competitiviness cluster in France in the field of aeronautics, space and embedded systems. With offices in Toulouse (HQ) and Bordeaux, the cluster covers the two geographically adjacent regions of South-West France, Occitanie and Nouvelle-Aquitaine. With 124,000 industrial employees, Aerospace Valley represents around 1/3 of the French aerospace workforce. Similarly, 8,500 researchers and scientists are active within the Aerospace Valley territory, thus representing 45% of French national R&D potential in the aerospace sector. As of October 2016, Aerospace Valley has obtained funding for 474 R&D projects representing an accumulated value of 1.1 billion Euro covering most scientific and technical fields related to the sectors of aerospace. Within the framework of the general French “pôle de compétitivité” program, which aims at stimulating employment by fostering local and regional competencies in technical and economic areas, Aerospace Valley strives to create an ambitious 35-40,000 new jobs by the horizon year 2025.