The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec, Canada (CRIAQ) and Ludwig Bölkow Campus (LBC) in Bavaria, Germany sign Letter of Intent


On April 3, 2017, before a delegation of representatives from Germany and Quebec, the Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ) signed a collaboration agreement with Ludwig Bölkow Campus (LBC), a cooperation of Ludwig Bölkow Campus GmbH and Munich Aerospace e.V., to significantly increase R&D collaboration in the aerospace and security sector.

The collaborative efforts under this agreement will explore specific areas of mutual interest in the fields of green aerospace, autonomous systems, integrated systems, aerospace technology for public security and, lastly, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship.  As a result of fruitful exchanges over the last two years, this agreement will launch cooperation between CRIAQ and LBC, which is part of an important relationship between Québec and the State of Bavaria.

“We strongly believe that this LoI will strengthen the already existing relationships in the aerospace and security sector between Bavaria and Quebec.  Aerospace companies and research establishments will both benefit from this initiative”, stated Prof. Klaus Drechsler, Member of Executive Board of Munich Aerospace e.V., and Alexander Mager, Managing Director of LBC GmbH.

"The collaboration with our German partners will have many positive benefits for the advancement of science and technology in aerospace. More specifically, CRIAQ’s contribution will create a greater proximity between teaching and research, which is in total alignment with our intention of developing the next generation of highly qualified personnel. We thank the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie of Quebec for the financial support in the implementation of this cooperation in aerospace”, stated Denis Faubert, CRIAQ’s president and CEO.

About LBC
The Ludwig Bölkow Campus was officially founded in March 2012 with the aim of establishing an international hub for ground-breaking innovations, new ways of thinking, and practical training in the aerospace and security domains. The campus is to serve as a place where science, teaching, and industry come together from all over the world in a creative environment that helps innovative ideas turn into real products. Contact: pressinfo@lb-campus.com

The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec (CRIAQ) is a non-profit organization (NPO) formed in 2002 with the Government of Quebec's financial support. CRIAQ's mission is to increase the competitiveness of the aerospace industry and improve its collective knowledge base in this sector through enhanced student education. CRIAQ is a unique collaborative research model for companies of all sizes, universities and research centres. Contact: Flavie.Cote@criaq.aero