The Mediterranean Aerospace Matching is an international event that will take place from 22 to 24 September 2021 at the Marcello Arlotta airport in Grottaglie, Taranto, Apulia Region, Italy.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.
The event is also meant as a bridge to connect graduates of ITS-higher technical institutes, university undergraduates, graduates and PhD students to aerospace companies.
The event will focus on issues related to the role of space in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, advanced air mobility, smart cities and drones, sustainability and space economy.
During the three days there, participants can follow live drones demonstrations aiming to highlight the benefits that these emerging technologies bring to citizens.
The event will take place in hybrid format.