SCAIRA: Startups Creation & Acceleration In Rural Areas to foster sustainable Manufacturing





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Innovation, Start-ups, Rural Areas, Industrial Ecosystems, Aerospace and Automotive, Business Culture, Workplace Well-being





The SCAIRA Project led by Aroespace Valley, a French cluster of aerospace engineering companies and research centers counts with 13 partners from France, Spain and Portugal, and it focuses on the Green Transition of production in Aerospace and Automotive sectors.


SCAIRA aims to foster and attract economic assets in rural areas, boosting the creation and acceleration of 45 start-ups in the different territories. In addition, collaboration with regional clusters and industry will be promoted to identify emerging challenges and offer innovative responses, thus contributing to the revitalization of the manufacturing sector and rural areas.


The main objectives of this Project are:


  • To contribute to the definition of regional and industrial strategies and generate economic growth in rural areas.
  • To create a unique programme to develop entrepreneurs’ skills and start-ups’ capacities in rural areas to support the green production.
  • To support entrepreneurs and start-ups in rural areas in the creation, monitoring and acceleration of their business initiatives





  • Identification of strategic orientations and challenges at industry and territory levels.
  • Organization of transnational events to foster the emergence of entrepreneurial projects.
  • Development of a tailor-made support program directed to start-ups with legal and technical services, market access or internationalization services




  • Aerospace Valley. (France)
  • École nationale supériure des mines d´Albi-Carmaux.(France)
  • Ecole nationale supérieure des mines d´Ales.(France)
  • Communauté d´agglomération Rochedort Oceán. (France)
  • Solutions pour la Transition Ecologique Nouvelle-Aquitaine. (France)
  • MOBINOV-Associacao do Cluster Autómovel. (Portugal)
  • IPN incubadora-Associacao para o Desenvolvimento de Actividades de Incubacao de Ideias e Empresas HIESE-Habitat de Inovacao Empresarial nos Sectores Estratégicos. (Portugal)
  • Clúster de la indústria de l´automoció de Catalunya. (Spain)
  • Fundación Centro Europeo de Empresas e Innovación de Murcia. (Spain)
  • Fundación FUNDECYT-PCTEX.(Spain)
  • Fundación Corporación Tecnológica de Andalucía.(Spain)
  • Airbus Atlantic. (France)
  • Renault España SA. (Spain)




EU co-financing of the Project: 1.900.900 €