On this occasion, the AD-ASTRA team (Céline Bizieau, Jose Miguel Alvarez Romero, Gustavo Alonso, Michele Giannuzzi, Niels Krol, Jan Terlingen, Lorenzo Calabri and Alina Bisag), AD-ASTRA Project Officer, Stefano Guagnano and Dietmar Lander had a very fruitful discussion about Test Bed infrastructures that are present in the five regions.
On the day before (October 24th) the AD-ASTRA delegation has been accompanied by Michele Giannuzzi to a set of site visits in the Apulia region to:
- Planetek Italia, focusing on earth observation services with a view to smart cities and territorial control.
-Leonardo Aerostructures Grottaglie plant, with a visit to the One Piece Barrel plant.
-Novotech Aerospace Advanced Technology Srl, for the presentation of AFP technologies and related projects.
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of current aerospace trends, technological advancements, and market dynamics.
It’s already the time of the second co-creation workshop of the Horizon Europe project Aerospace Districts, AD-ASTRA. This has been held at #R2B2023, the fair in Bologna dedicated to innovation and research to business, with the theme, this year, of Skills and Talents.
The workshop has been organized on June 8th by ART-ER S. cons. p. a.(Lorenzo Calabri, Alina Bisag and Leda Bologni) during the event “Aerospace Innovative Ecosystem”, the first day of #R2B2023. During the workshop we had a very fruitful discussion with the partners of AD-ASTRA (Céline Bizieau, Jose Miguel Alvarez Romero, Gustavo Alonso, Michele Giannuzzi, Niels Krol, Jan Terlingen) and about 30 other stakeholders, coming from Emilia-Romagna regional ecosystem.
During the meeting, introduced by Adriano Gilli (Regione Emilia-Romagna), all the 5 regional ecosystems of the AD-ASTRA project have been presented, and a talk on the Space Skills have been also held by Clust-ER Meccatronica e Motoristica, Service Innovation Clust-ER and Tecnopolo di Forlì-Cesena, while an inspiring talk on the next regional steps on the space economy has been held by Vincenzo Colla, the Councillor for Economic Development, Green economy, Employment and Continuing Education at Regione Emilia-Romagna.
On the day before (June 7th) the AD-ASTRA delegation has been accompanied by ART-ER to a set of site visits in the Emilia-Romagna region to CIRI AEROSPACE, ENAV, CURTI S.p.A. Costruzioni Meccaniche, NPC SPACEMIND, and ANDALO' GIANNI srl: Research centers and companies on the forefront of the aerospace sectors, representing some brilliant examples of the regional aerospace ecosystem.
As part of the AD-ASTRA project (http://aerospacedistrcts.eu/) of Horizon Europe, coordinated by ART-ER, the first visit to one of the 5 aerospace ecosystems involved in the project (South Holland) was organized on 22 and 23 May.
In particular, the first co-creation workshop was organized on the 22nd, which was held at NEXT Delft (https://nextdelft.com/) at the TU Delft university campus (https://www.tudelft.nl/). The workshop was organized by Innovation Quarter (https://www.innovationquarter.nl/) during the presentation day of "Aerospace delta Agenda 2030". During the meeting, which involved all AD-ASTRA partners (Madrid, Occitania, Apulia, South Holland and Emilia-Romagna) and representatives of TU Delft, Unmanned Valley (https://unmannedvalley.nl/en/ ), Technology Park Ypenburg (https://www.technologyparkypenburg.nl/) and Province of South Holland (https://www.zuid-holland.nl/), the emerging megatrends that will contribute to the development of the aerospace sector have been analyzed.
On the second day (May 23) the AD-ASTRA delegation was accompanied by Innovation Quarter in a series of site visits to companies and subjects of primary importance in the aerospace field: Technology Park Ypenburg, Airborne (https://www.airborne. com/), GTM Advanced Structures (https://gtm-as.com/), Unmanned Valley and ESA-ESTEC (https://www.esa.int/About_Us/ESTEC).
Next visit will be “Research to Business” on June 8th-9th (Bologa, Italy).
In the next months of the project development, 5 co-creation workshops will be organised with the aim of disseminating information on the intrinsic characteristics of each ecosystem in the aerospace field and collecting insights and feedback from each participant (local stakeholders and project partners) that represent important information to draw a joint action for the 5 regions. The first events to be mentioned are set in correspondence with some of the most important industry events in Europe:
There were about 600 participants on the two days (17-18 November 2022) of "Drones Beyond," the event held in Bari at the Fiera del Levante. Several European municipalities, Italian and European space and control agencies and large companies engaged in aerospace activities took part in the event, which addressed the issue of urban air mobility in Italy and Europe.
The mayor of Bari, Antonio Decaro, recalled the great work done in recent years to strengthen the use of innovative technologies in city government. "It was an extraordinary journey that also allowed the city to become attractive for many young people who are no longer forced to emigrate," he said. The deputy mayor Eugenio di Sciascio, delegate for innovation, illustrated the work carried out with the Aerospace Technological District in the "Bari Open Innovation Hub" project developed to test activities through which to control - using aerospace technologies - the territory and offer innovative services to citizens.
The president of the Aerospace Technology District, Giuseppe Acierno, underlined that "Drones Beyond. 2022 highlights how the issues surrounding the future of our cities and the role of new technologies are not only for insiders but are widely shared and of interest to citizens. In addition, the activities and potential of the Grottaglie Airport Testbed and the Bari Drone Range have been illustrated.
In the afternoon, in the Fiera del Levante area, flight demonstrations were carried out for land control, monitoring activities, and transporting goods with drones. The evening was lit up with hundreds of drones in flight at Fiera del Levante.
Over 600 visitors from Italy and abroad populated the various areas for conferences, exhibitions, shows and competitions. It is a message that motivates the DTA to proceed with determination in creating skills, competencies and values for citizens and businesses.