Road to M.E.

ANSER consortium is going to develop a project of business scouting in the Middle East (in particular in the UAE and Saudi Arabia), thanks to the funds and the support of the Emilia Romagna Region Government.

The project is also supported by Confindustria Emilia-Romagna, main Business Association in Emilia-Romagna, representing over 6.000 manufacturing companies, the University of Bologna and Clust-ER Mech, the Mechanic and Motoristic Cluster of the Emilia-Romagna Region.


In 2021 ANSER attended the 72ND International Astronautical Congress, held in Dubai (25-29 October), and the Dubai Airshow Exhibition (14-18 November).

In 2022 ANSER will organize  business missions in UAE (participation at Abu Dhabi Air Expo, 1,2,3, November) and a mission in Saudi Arabia in the first quarter of 2023 (date to be defined).


Developing and promoting the “Made in Italy” technologies in aeronautics and aerospace sectors in the Middle East.

Promoting ANSER’s integrated offer and supply of technologies to potential Emirati and Saudi partners, both private and governmental.

Sharing industrial cooperation projects on some specific segments of the sectors.

Fostering the collaboration with the most important Research and Cluster Agencies and Aerospace University Departments in the UAE and Saudi.


UAE government initiatives and investment in the aerospace industry have driven robust demand for business partnerships and helped the UAE outpace other regional markets. These initiatives include the offset program, industrial clusters, university programs, etc. Such initiatives boosted the signing of contracts for new manufacturing and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) projects in the UAE in support of the country’s long-term strategy for transformation into a knowledge-based economy.

A part of the UAE Industry Strategy of 2030 has identified six strategic industrial sectors, including aerospace, in which to invest and has launched the National Space Economy Strategy 2030, which describes the context of the Aerospace Industry of the UAE and the investments of the public and private sectors up 2030.


The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) committed to investing 100 USD billion —356 billion SAR—into its aviation and aerospace sectors up to 2030 to upgrade its air traffic infrastructure, provide a path for new airspace entrants such as drones and electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

Saudi Arabia boasts a big market for the aerospace materials and technologies, with new investments over 2 USD billion aimed at strengthening the National Aerospace Program up to 2030. Through the Space and Aeronautical Institute (SARI), the country intends to reach the regional leadership in that segment and sustain the development of a big industrial and research national base.