Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale

Italy: Apulia
Antonio Zilli

Overview

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About us

The Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale (DTA) was created in 2009, today it count 18 members from both industry and academia. DTA is one of the most active Italian aerospace cluster organizations. Its office is settled in Brindisi (Apulia, Italy), while the cluster covers the Apulian region. With about 6000 employees (research and industrial), Apulia is the fourth region in the national ranking for the economic impact of the aerospace sector. Currently 8 projects nationally funded and 2 projects funded through FP7 and H2020 are on-going for a total value of about 50M€, they focus on research and development of innovative technologies in quite all fields covered by the regional system (innovative materials, production processes, propulsion, space technologies, digital innovation, ...).

As the regional aerospace system has weak ties with European and global partners, mainly flowing through the few largest enterprises, the DTA has the mission to enact the growth of the whole system, in particular in the technology and innovation competences and capabilities, so to reach the European and global level.

Five long-term objectives are pursued to realize this mission:

1) the development of local infrastructure nurturing European research and development initiatives (the Grottaglie Airport Test Bed, among others);

2) the diffusion of the innovation culture enabling continuous technology flow from universities to research organizations and to enterprises;

3) bridging the gap among education programs, research organizations, industrial players, governmental agencies and local and national governments;

4) the creation of high competent work force directly managing a number of initiatives and projects spanning from educational consultancy and internships to high education programs and long life programs;

5) the internationalization of local enterprises.

Formalised strategy
Strategy focus on internationalisation

Cluster composition

  • 18
    Cluster Members
  • 5
    SME's
  • 6
    Large Companies
  • 7
    Research Organisations, Universities, Technology Centers
  • 0
    Other Ecosystem Actors

Achievements

Distretto Tecnologico Aerospaziale strongly supports the civil aviation value chain by fostering collaborative innovation, business and employment. Apulia, the region in which DTA operates, is the fourth Italian region with respect to the impacts of the aerospace industry, in terms of employment and value creation.

As an example of success story, DTA was able to involve the local aerospace system, the regional government, the national government, the Italian Civil Aviation Authority, as well as other national aerospace players in the institution and development of a Airport Test Bed with the objective to foster regional and national aerospace industry. A segregated flight area was acknowledged for testing and certifying General Aviation and Remotely Piloted Airvehicle Systems.

Now, public and private national and regional actors are strongly committed to the development of the infrastructure in an european framework.

Management team

Giuseppe Acierno
Cluster Manager
Manuela Matarrese
ECCP Responsible Person
Antonio Zilli
ECCP Responsible Person
Antonio Zilli
Internationalisation Responsible

Sectorial and industrial focus

Sectoral Industries
Technology fields
S3 EU priority areas
Cross-sectoral industries
Blue Growth Industries

Services

Support services provided

Other (please specify)

Support programmes

EU Programmes

European Programmes
FP7 H2020 INTERREG

Name & description

National

  • PON R&C - Piano Operativo Nazionale Ricerca e Competitività (National Operative Plan Research and Competitiveness).

Regional

  • Cluster tecnologici regionali (Regional Technology Cluster).

Project name

PON R&C Former projects ASIA MALET

TASMA

On-gonig projects MEA MAIPCO APULIA SPACE TEMA SPIA DITECO MASTCO SMEA

FP7 PRACTICE - Provacy-Preserving Computation in the Cloud

H2020 TOREADOR - Trustworty model-aware analytics data platform

INTERREG ADRIONSAT - Development of a high impact/growth space ecosystem for the Adriatic-Ionian Area

Cooperation activities

International cooperation

Targeted countries

Canada

Transnational cooperation

Targeted countries

Albania
France
Germany
Greece
Spain

Transnational support activites

Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs

International support activites

Support to collaborative activities/etc.

Upcoming events

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Latest news and documents

News Published: 09.06.2017
Seminars for Apulian aerospace industry innovation