GALACTICA launches 8 Learning expeditions to foster cross-sectoral innovation

GALACTICA launches 8 Learning expeditions to foster cross-sectoral innovation in Aerospace, Textiles and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors to be held along October & November.

July 21st, 2021– GALACTICA launched, last week, the registration and information for the 8 learning expeditions among the different prioritized sectors: textile, aeronautics/aerospace and advanced manufacturing. At the same time, the first 4 calls for travel vouchers to participate in these, were opened through expressions of interest. The experiences of the cross-cluster learning expeditions will consist of cross-sectoral visits to leading companies in the industry, followed by workshops to foster the generation of new projects and collaborations between the different sectors.

GALACTICA Learning Expeditions and cross-sectoral fertilization workshops.

GALACTICA has prepared 8 Learning expeditions for cross-sectoral innovation in Aerospace, Textiles and Advanced Manufacturing Sectors to be held along October & November 2021. This is an opportunity to visit, learn and listen to success stories from leading companies from different industrial sectors.

Inter-cluster learning expeditions experiences will foster cross-sectoral collaborations throughout visits to industry-leading companies (i.e. Airbus Composite manufacturing facilities, Lufthansa Technik, ANTEX among others) and top research facilities (German Aerospace Center (DLR), Fraunhofer IFAM, Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), LEITAT Technological Center, IRT Jules Verne, ZAL –Center for Aeronautical research, CATEC, CENTI…) followed by networking between the different participants and local companies, and workshops to facilitate the generation of cross-sectoral ideas.

Inter-cluster mutual learning visits and innovation workshops will bring together the different sectors involved with the aim to reduce the silo-like sectoral boundaries fostering, the get-to-know on the operations in other sectors, the innovation mechanisms other used and seeding of cross-sectoral collaboration for innovation. This can lead to untapped opportunities that arise from crossings of the sectors, both in terms of technological cooperation and innovation such as development of new materials, processes and products, but also in terms of non-technological innovation such as the development of new business models, new marketing tools, management systems, processes, creativity tools and industrial design.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn the latest trends in the sectors of aerospace, textile and advanced manufacturing, participate in cross-sectoral fertilization workshops and networking opportunities that Galactica offers you.

Information and registration to GALACTICA Learning expeditions can be done from the webpage:

There you can find the full agenda and financial support to participate. Startups and SMEs can apply for travel vouchers of up to €650 to participate in one of GALACTICA’s learning expeditions:

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872336

Available calls for travel grants:

The Travel Vouchers call for the other four learning expeditions will open at the end of August.

Apply for your travel voucher and All Learning expeditions information and registration:



Download the information brochure of the expeditions >