Munich, April 3, 2017. – The Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace of Quebec (CRIAQ) today signed a new cooperation agreement with the Ludwig Bölkow Campus (LBC), an association of Ludwig Bölkow Campus and Munich Aerospace, to substantially enhance R&D collaboration in the aerospace sector.

The agreement was ratified today in the presence of a delegation of representatives of the Government of Bavaria and Quebec.
This agreement provides for the two organizations to pursue mutual interests in the areas of green aeronautics, autonomous and integrated systems, aerospace technology for public safety, technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. The agreement, the result of two years of effort, will mark the beginning of cooperation between CRIAQ and LBC, which is part of an important partnership between Quebec and Bavaria.

“This collaboration with our German partners will significantly advance aerospace science and technology. It should be noted that CRIAQ’s contribution will bring teaching and research closer together, which is entirely in line with our desire to train highly competent young people. We would like to thank the Ministry of International Relations and Francophonie of Quebec for helping to fund the implementation of this aerospace cooperation,” said Denis Faubert, President and CEO of CRIAQ.

“We firmly believe that this agreement will strengthen the existing aerospace and security relationship between Bavaria and Quebec. Both aerospace companies and research institutions will benefit from this initiative,” said Professor Klaus Drechsler, member of the Board of Directors of Munich Aerospace e.V., and Alexander Mager, Managing Director of LBC GmbH.

About LBC
Ludwig Bölkow Campus was officially founded in March 2012 with the aim of establishing an international hub for innovative innovations, new thinking methods and practical training in the fields of aerospace and security. The campus serves as a place where science, education and industry from around the world come together in a creative environment that helps innovative ideas become real products.

About CRIAQ
The Consortium for Aerospace Research and Innovation in Quebec (CRIAQ) is a non-profit organization (NPO) created in 2002 with the financial support of the Government of Quebec. Its mission is to increase the competitiveness of the aerospace industry and improve the collective knowledge base in this sector through better student training. CRIAQ is a unique collaborative research model for companies of all sizes, universities and research centres.