AIPAS is a not-for-profit Association born in 1998 aiming at protecting the interests of Italian Space Small and Medium Enterprises.
Since 2007, AIPAS has also allowed Large Enterprises to participate in the Association, becoming an example of good collaboration between Large Enterprises and SMEs, including Startups, aiming at developing a favourable eco-system for all space enterprises regardless of their dimension.
AIPAS Members are active both in the upstream and the downstream covering all the space value chain. They have competences in the principal technology domains and consolidated experience both in ESA e EU programmes, being Prime Contractor of complex activities, subcontractors or coordinators of consortia with several partners.
Nowadays, AIPAS has 67 Members, among which 6 Large Companies, 1 Consortium and 61 SMEs.
AIPAS is co-founder and Operational Secretariat of SME4SPACE, the European representative Organisation of Space SMEs.