EASN Newsletter - January 2023

EASN Newsletter - January 2023

January 20th, 2023

In this edition, the Association and the University of Salerno are glad to announce the 13th EASN International Conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space for opening New Horizons which will take place in Salerno, Italy from the 5th until the 8th of September, 2023. The conference venue will be located at the Fisciano Campus of the University of Salerno. Like its predecessors, the 13th EASN International Conference will include several Plenary Talks by distinguished personalities of the European Aviation and Space sectors from the academia, industry, research community, and policymakers.

The edition also includes the highlights of the 12th EASN International Conference on Innovation in Aviation & Space, which was successfully held in Barcelona - Spain, from October 18th to October 21st, 2022. It was the first EASN in-person gathering after the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in March 2020. The EASN Association and the Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - Barcelona Tech (UPC) would like to cordially thank all the participants of the 12th EASN International Conference. Many thanks are also due to the Keynote Speakers, Session Chairs, Authors and Presenters, the International Scientific Committee and the local Organizing Committee for making this Conference a big success.

Furthermore, in the frame of the 12th EASN International Conference, the 13th EASN General Assembly took place in Barcelona on October 18th, 2022. During the Assembly, the new Board of Directors who will represent EASN for the next 3 years was elected.

This edition also announces the EREA and EASN joint letter on the impact of energy crisis to the RTD&I projects. European citizens, energy consuming industry and SMEs, are facing the crippling consequences of the energy crisis. The increase of cost of living and the significant fluctuations of the energy prices are becoming a daily companion of our lives, placing an uncertainty never experienced before on the entire European industrial and social ecosystem. The research and innovation community are facing the same problems, which is why EREA and EASN wish to engage a constructive dialogue with the European Commission and its Agencies, to find a viable way to make RTD&I projects resilient to external threats like energy price fluctuations, material scarcity and material prices.

Finally, and upon the initiative of EASN ten distinguished personalities of the European Aeronautical Research Community, share with the readers of the EASN Newsletter their views about the involvement of Academia in the Clean Aviation projects. In detail, the first call for proposals of the Clean Aviation JU has been completed and the first wave of projects have their Kickoff meetings in January 2023. However, and although the exact statistics have not been yet officially published, the results known are making evident that the involvement of Academia in the Clean Aviation projects is by far lower as compared to Clean Sky and Clean Sky 2 and is very limited in absolute terms.

The first EASN periodic Newsletter for 2023 is available for online viewing here.