The European Aeronautics Science Network (EASN) is the Association of the European Academia active in Aviation and Space research. The main objective of EASN is to support the development of new knowledge, innovation and breakthrough technologies through fundamental research in Aviation & Space. The long-term goal of EASN is to develop an open, unique European platform in order to structure, support and upgrade the research activities of the European Universities and to facilitate them to respond to their key role within the European Aviation & Space Research Community. It represents the European Academia in ACARE, the Stakeholder Platform on Space R&I and other forums and committees. EASN currently has more than 400 registered members, including individuals, universities and other organizations, through which it can network with more than 10,000 academic staff, researchers and scientists throughout Europe.
Furthermore, EASN has agreements with industrial and SME groups for the dissemination of knowledge and research related information. The EASN Association will be represented in this proposal by EASN-Technology Innovation Services (EASN-TIS). The latter is contractually linked to EASN and is exclusively authorized to act on its behalf in research projects, including project management and administration.