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MAM 2021

Mediterranean Aerospace Matching - Building our future

The event, led by the Aerospace Technological District (DTA), currently sees among its organizers the Apulia Region, ITA (Italian Trade Agency), ASI (Italian Space Agency), ENAC (National Agency for Civil Aviation), Aeroporti di Puglia (AdP), ARTI (Regional Agency for Technology and Innovation) and Puglia Sviluppo, with the partnership of Leonardo and Intesa Sanpaolo.

At the centre of the initiative is the role of start-up and innovative SMEs in the aerospace field, in particular in the advanced mobility and smart cities sector with a focus on unmanned platforms, infrastructures for the control and management of airspace and space technologies applied to drones (Earth observation, telecommunications and integrated applications, satellite navigation and global positioning).

The Mediterranean Aerospace Matching event intends to offer a platform to Italian and European start-ups and innovative SMEs to meet the key players of the aerospace industry and international investors for exchange and business opportunities.

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Draft Programme

22 - 23 - 24 September

Draft Programme 22 September
9.30 - INSTITUTIONAL GREETINGS
 
 
10.15 - KEY-NOTE SPEECH
“Mediterranean area: innovation, technology e geopolitics for new growth opportunities” (tbc)
 
10.30 – 11.30 PANEL - ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY: A NEW FRONTIER IN AEROSPACE
The panel will bring together representatives from upstream and downstream aerospace sectors to discuss how technology and applications can bring benefits to our daily life.
 
11.30 – 12.45 PANEL - ADVANCED AIR MOBILITY IN THE URBAN CONTEXT
The panel aims to bring together different actors – mayors, local authorities, representatives of European institutions and service providers – to share best practices and projects in the field of urban mobility, including initiatives related to smart cities.
 
12.45 LIVE CONNECTION WITH THE CITY OF BARI FOR THE FLIGHT “DRONE LIVING LAB - MISSION DTA (TBC)
The collaboration between the Municipality of Bari, the DTA and ENAC for the development of the living lab drone has given rise to several national and European initiatives and projects that make the metropolitan area of Bari, the city of reference in the south of Italy for the development of urban mobility solutions. In this frame, there are the basis for a rapid definition and introduction of new services for the citizen based on the use of aerospace technologies drones and satellites. The collaboration of the DTA with the municipality of Bari, starting from the living lab drone as the node of the test bed of Grottaglie airport, supports the growth of the Apulian aerospace system.
 
13.00 CONCLUSIONS
 
 
13.30 LIGHT LUNCH
 

EXTERNAL AREA – DRONES MISSIONS DEMO

 
14.45 KEY-NOTE SPEECH
“Integrated sky: a new step in the modernisation of air traffic management”
 
15.00 KEY-NOTE SPEECH
“The Defence Governance in the Space Sector: Challenges and Opportunities”
 
15.15 PANEL - DRONES SAFETY: NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN POLICY
The EU rules for drones operators, professional and non-professional will pave the way for safe and sustainable drone flights in Europe. Representatives of Italian and European regulatory bodies, and users, will discuss these issues and the implications for the business sector and innovators in the drone sector on a global scale.
 
16.30 OVERVIEW OF THE GROTTAGLIE TEST-BED
 
 
16.45 PANEL – SPACE FOR A SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE WORLD
The panel addresses the importance of space technologies and applications for the benefits of citizens and for the health of the planet and people. Representatives from international organisations will discuss these issues highlighting the implications at social, economic and environmental level.
 
18.00 CONCLUSIONS
 
 
AREA 2 ORE 14.30 – START-UP COACHING
Draft Programme 23 September

SPACE DAY – SPACE FOR THE PROSPERITY OF THE PLANET

 
09.30 INTRODUCTION
 
 
10.15 PANEL 1 - THE NEW FRONTIERS IN SPACE TRANSPORTATION
 
 
11.15 PANEL 2 - SPACE FACTORY: UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO RE-LAUNCH ITALY
 
 
12.15 KEY-NOTE SPEECH
“Technological and economic challenges in space and security”
 
12.30 CONCLUSIONS
 
 
13.00 LIGHT LUNCH
 

EXTERNAL AREA– DRONES MISSIONS DEMO

 
15.00 GLOBAL SPACE ECONOMIC WORKSHOP ITALY: AIMIGH HIGH IN 2022 WITH SPACE RIDER
The DTA, since the creation of GSEW co-organizes with the Italian Space Agency and the European Space Agency, the GSEW Italia. The DTA has located the GSEW in Puglia and the topics so far covered range from cybersecurity to smart cities. The activities are governed by an Agreement signed between ESA and DTA. More than 200 international participants were present at the two last editions of the workshops (2018, 2019) offering important opportunities for interaction among high-level representative from space and non-space industries, from European institutions, universities and research centres. This year for the preparation of the third edition of GSEW@Italia 2022 with ASI and ESA we have identified the topic of Space Rider commercialisation opportunities.
Representatives of national and European industries and space agencies
 
AREA 2 - 14.30 PARALLEL SESSION – START-UP COMPETITION, PITCH ARENA
Draft Programme 24 September
09.30 - INTRODUCTION
 
 
09.45 APULIA REGION: FACTS AND FIGURES IN AEROSPACE
 
 
10.15 KEYNOTE-SPEECH
“Corporate venture capital: the role of large companies and of the financial world”
 
10.30 PANEL – START-UP & INNOVATIVE PMI: FROM CREATIVITY TO INNOVATIVE SOLUTION FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH
Representatives of the industrial world, business accelerators, academia, international funds and other relevant entities in the sector share their experiences and present their projects.
 
12.00 THE MEDITERRANEAN AEROSPACE MATCHING: NEXT STEPS
 
 
12.20 START-UP AWARD CEREMONY
 
 
12.45 LAUNCH OF THE COMPETITION “THE SPACE THAT I NEED”
Launch of the competition “The Space that I need”, DTA education project “Destinazione Futuro”
 
13.15 CONCLUSIONS
 

EXTERNAL AREA – DRONES MISSIONS DEMO