On June 1st, 2016 the ILA Berlin Air Show, one of the most prominent Aerospace Fairs in the world, opened its' gates. This year, the fair witnessed a new form of Northern Germany's collaboration: for the first time ever, Northern German Federal States have a common stand at the biggest Aviation Fair in Germany. On the second day of the fair, five ministers and senators of economy signed a Cooperation Agreement for cross-national advancement for research, development and innovation.
The federal states of Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Bremen and Niedersachsen presented themselves as strong as never before at this years' international aerospace exhibition in Berlin-Schönefeld. With a common Northern Germany's Stand, the companies, research institutions and networks such as the aviation cluster Niedersachsen Aviation had the opportunity to present themselves in the Hall 3. The goal was to present Northern Germany as an active region of competence. For the first time, the federal states also appeared on the fairground (West/11-13) with a common Chalet in the open exhibition area for airplanes. Additionally, the long-time collaboration between Niedersachsen and the federal state of Bavaria was continued within this Chalet.
Furthermore, there was a chance for the suppliers at the International Suppliers Center ISC (Hall 6) to exchange contacts in all product divisions at a marketplace. The Machining Innovation Network, located in Varel, was the headline presenter.
Minister Lies was excited about the ILA visit (June 2):
"With this years' presentation we underline our aviation competence in the north. This is the way to get noticed worldwide as a location which is competitive in its' magnitude. Additionally, it was of great importance to me not to give up the great long-time collaboration with our partners from Bavaria."
The ILA performance was concluded with a reception of all the northern federal states in the Niedersachsen State Representation Office in Berlin which hosted around 400 participants from politics, economy and science.
Further infromation here: www.mw.niedersachsen.de