Alliance for International Business Development of Advanced Materials and CoNnectivity for DefenCe and SEcurity Markets


The initiative will support the innovative products on advanced materials and connectivity for dual use, such as aerospace, soldier systems, robotics. ALLIANCE involves a seven-partners consortium between French, Italian and Dutch clusters (TECHTERA, SAFE cluster, NTT – Next Technology Tecnotessile, CS-PO.IN.TEX – CITTA Studi SPA, SIIT – Societa Consortile Per Azioni Siglabile SIIT SCPA and SCS cluster).

The project’s objective is to create dual technology transfer initiatives between the civilian and military sectors, to bring out innovations, to make our companies and leaders in this field, and export these new products. From Pôle SCS SMEs perspective the projects methodology is based on supporting the exportation of products and services to final markets or to global integrators within three target countries (Japan, Republic of Korea and USA).

The ALLIANCE consortium is fully committed to the aims and objectives of the EU defence and cluster support policies and already projects itself into a sustainable partnership and collaboration by engaging a process for the creation of a European metacluster in the domain of Advanced Materials, ICT and the emerging domain of connected materials, for security and defence applications that will be launched on the back of the Joint Internationalisation Strategy.


Events :


  • 25  to 26 September 2018, Lyon – Kick-Off Meeting
  • 10 April 2019, Genova – Réunion Coopération Textiles, Défense et Sécurité
  • 14 to 17 October 2019, SCS Cluster participated in the delegation of European companies led by ALLIANCE in the United States for the Association of United States Army (AUSA)
  • 22 November 2019, SCS Cluster presented the ALLIANCE project to the Commission’s Directorate-General for Research and Innovation, at the CDMA building in Brussels, during `A study on dual-use materials – tackling the problems of dual use in enabling technologies
  • 5 December 2019, Aix-en-Provence – B2B Event
  • 12 February 2020 and 14 February 2020 – Japon Mission to Osaka and Tokyo
  • 6 – 8 May 2020, Seoul – EU-Korea Cluster Policy Learning and Matchmaking Event – The European Commission and the Korea Industrial Complex Corporation (KICOX) jointly organize the EU-Korea Cluster Matchmaking Event


Project details  :


  • Programm : COSME
  • Duration : 1/10/2018 till 30/09/2020
  • Coordinator : Techtera



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The Alliance project has received funding from the European Union’s Cosme  programme under grant agreement n° 811201