RINA S.p.A. (formerly D'Appolonia)

D’Appolonia, a major Italy-based engineering company that provides multidisciplinary engineering consulting and design services to a great variety of public and private clients, has been established by Dr. Elio D’Appolonia in 1956 in Pittsburgh(Pennsylvania), and is present in Italy since 1981.

Hellenic Aerospace Industry SA

Established in 1975, Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A. (HAI) is one of the major state-owned defense companies in Greece with an established reputation in the international market as a reliable service provider and business partner.

Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata

The University of Rome Tor Vergata is a public research university located in Rome, Italy. It was established in 1981 with the goal of providing high quality education for students preparing to meet the ever-evolving needs and opportunities of the 21st century workforce. Despite its young age, Tor Vergata has already reached high quality standards in Italy and Europe.


Pipistrel d.o.o. Ajdovščina is a manufacturer of light aircraft, renowned for innovation, pioneering, performance and efficiency. Pipistrel‘s main products are single- to four-seat single engine piston aircraft, sold worldwide.

National Technical University of Athens

The Parallel CFD & Optimization Unit (PCOpt) of the School of Mechanical Engineering of NTUA comprises 10 research engineers. Its research activities are related to the development of (CFD-based) analysis and optimization (via stochastic or gradient-based algorithms) methods/software for application in internal (including turbomachinery) and external (aircraft, automotive) aerodynamics.

Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A.

Piaggio Aero Industries is an EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) approved aircraft design and production organization. Piaggio Aero Industries is managing the complete aircraft life cycle from pre-design, design, certification, production and also the after sales support as aircraft repairs and spare parts.

Tusas Engine Industries

Tusas Engine Industries, Inc (TEI) established in 1985 as a joint venture company with primary activity areas being engine parts manufacturing, design engineering, engine assembly and overhaul and after sales services for aero engines used in aviation

Institut von Karman de Dynamique des Fluides

The von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, founded in 1956, is an international non-profit organization for post graduate education and research in fluid dynamics. Permanent staff of VKI is about 95 in total, spread over its 3 departments: Aeronautics and Aerospace, Environmental and Applied Fluid Dynamics, Turbomachinery and Propulsion

Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo

The Istituto per le Applicazioni del Calcolo "Mauro Picone" (IAC), is a public research institute of applied mathematics part of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) with four locations (Rome, Bari, Florence and Naples). The mission of the Institute is "to develop highly advanced mathematical, statistical and computational methods in order to solve, in a mostly interdisciplinary context, problems with strong relevance to society and industry.