Interreg Europe: MAE project


Duration: March 2023 – March 2027

Call: Interreg Europe 2021-2027
1° call

Budget: 1,905,844.00 €


The project MAE – Moving towards AErospace – was funded in the framework of the first call for proposals of Interreg Europe 2021-2027. It lasts 4 years, from 1 March 2023 and is led by CISE – Centre for Innovation and Economic Development(Italy).

MAE brings together 8 partners from 7 countries:

  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Ireland
  • Romania

Objective of the project
MAE starts from the assumption that green growth policies and approaches put certain industries at risk, with automotive being a case in point. In order to avoid negative repercussions on workers and SMEs, a sustainable and innovative transformation of industrial value chains, linked to future-oriented manufacturing potential, is necessary. The policy level must understand how SMEs from industrial segments facing possible obsolescence can achieve a new role in expanding sectors and support them in the process.

In this context, MAE helps policy makers and stakeholders to co-build ecosystems for a responsible transition of industrial segments facing near-future obsolescence towards the future oriented, aerospace sector.

Thanks to interregional learning and to a responsible innovation approach, MAE partners cooperate for:

  • Understanding the role of territorial stakeholders in value chains and innovation ecosystems and in multilevel governance for effective transformation;
  • Identifying systemic elements that must be present / created and support measures for product and process innovation in SMEs;
  • Build capacity among public authorities and stakeholders to support the transition and attract investments;
  • Improve and monitor local policies that can support the transition.

The role of Resolvo

Resolvo Srl supported CISE in the preparation phase and will provide support for project management (financial and technical) and methodological development.