Clean Sky working together with the Member States and Regions brochure was published! This brochure provides an insight into how Clean Sky develops closer interaction with Member States and Regions and promotes the synergies with European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) in the field of aviation. These synergies between ESIF and Clean Sky aim to maximise the impact and the specific added value of Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) investments.In the brochure are several examples of pilot projects that are already in place, a statistical overview of participation in Clean Sky 2 calls as well as additional information related to ESIF and the implementation of MoU’s (source: Clean Sky).
One of these pilot projects is the ARGOS project, which is co-operated by the VZLU.
ARGOS project - Aerospace propeller Useful for diesel engines with extreme excitation of vibrations is a result of the long-term cooperation with the Czech company Woodcomp Propellers, who is also the coordinator of this project. Jihostroj is another participant of the project. The topic of the project focuses on the development of a special hydraulically adjustable composite propeller and its damping system. Propeller demonstrator will be tested on a diesel engine of the French company SMA belonging to the SAFRAN consortium. VZLU will be responsible for the design of measuring chains, preparation of measurements relating to vibration and torsional vibrations generated by the propeller, data evaluation and design solutions for torsional vibration damper.
Joint Technology Program's initiative JTI Clean Sky 2 is the largest program of the European research in the field of aviation, which originated in the mode of PPP (Public Private Partnership) between the European industry and the research community on one side and the European Commission on the other. The European Commission will provide a subsidy of nearly 1.8 billion EUR for the period of 2015 - 2023 to run the Clean Sky 2 program, which is roughly half the total of the allocated funds for this program.