Think European. Act Regional.

argoVANTAGE – the universal service provider for French and German enterprises in the advanced-technology sectors of aerospace, satellite navigation and communications, general space engineering applications, robotics and mechanical engineering.

France and Germany each have dedicated “high-tech” regions that act as hubs for research & development, invention and innovation and for the resulting products and services. One such leading region in France is Sophia Antipolis in the Département Alpes Maritimes: and in Germany, Gilching / Oberpfaffenhofen in Bavaria.

A key way to stay competitive on global markets is to leverage the strengths of these complementary regions, establishing and expanding shared infrastructure and even setting up a physical presence in the partner region. The Franco-German company argovantage sarl has been set up to help this happen.

Based in Chateauneuf-Sophia Antipolis, argoVANTAGE promotes cooperation between Sophia Antipolis and Gilching, Bavaria, focusing particularly on opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with a technology focus. argoVANTAGE offers a varied range of services: it searches for and sets up locations for companies looking to do business in the other region; it networks with local institutions, organisations and industries, acquires funding and brokers contact with venture capitalists, and even participates in pilot projects and helps companies break into markets with a new clientele.

Activities are steered from the headquarters of argovantage’s shareholder company, asto FUTURE GmbH, in the ASTO Park at Munich-Oberpfaffenhofen Airport: the heart of a creative hub that is also home to the Business Incubation Center of the European Space Agency (ESA BIC), the AZO (Application Center), the German Centre for Aerospace (DLR), OEMs such as OHB, RUAG, Spheros (Valeo), Daussault Systèmes or AOA – and many more.


Thorben Fabian M.A.

Flughafen Oberpfaffenhofen
Friedrichshafener Straße 5
82205 Gilching

tel  +49 (89) 38 66 55 – 0
fax +49 (89) 38 66 55 – 22

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Dr. Martin Haunschild (CEO)

c/o S4M/Starteo Incubator 45
Chemin du Cabanon
F – 06740 Châteauneuf-Sophia Antipolis

tel: +33 483 598 015