About us

The Piedmont Aerospace Cluster (DAP) is a no-pro­t association established in 2019 to ensure continuity of the previous Committee. Since 2005, the Cluster involved all relevant stakeholders with the aim to enhance the competitiveness of Piedmont’s aerospace industry, guaranteeing coordination and long-term vision for public and private investment in technological innovation. The Cluster was one of the founders of the National Aerospace Technology Cluster (CTNA), which federates Italy’s leading aerospace hubs and brings together all the key players in the national aerospace system.
So far, the Association gathered over 50 members.

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Public Authorities

Regione Piemonte, Città Metropolitana di Torino, Comune di Torino, Finpiemonte, Camera di Commercio di Torino

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Universities and Research Centers

Politecnico di Torino, Università degli Studi di Torino, ITS Mobilità Sostenibile Aerospazio/Meccatronica, Fondazione Links, INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino, Università del Piemonte Orientale

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key players

Leonardo, GE AVIO, Thales Alenia Space Italia, Mecaer e Microtecnica – Gruppo UTC Collins;

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Associations

API, Unione Industriale, AMMA, AICQ Piemontese

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Local Business

active in both aeronautics and space

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Organization

Our board of directors is composed of:

Fulvia Quagliotti – Presidente

Marco Galimberti – Direttore

Guido Bolatto – Camera di Commercio di Torino
Stefano Ambrosini – Finpiemonte
Dimitri De Vita – Comune di Torino e Città Metropolitana
Massimo Sorli – Politecnico di Torino
Gabriele Ricchiardi – Università di Torino
Marco Protti – Leonardo
Marco Silvano  – GE Avio Aero
Roberto Provera – Thales Alenia Space Italia
Emilio Acmet – Collins Microtecnica
Maurizio Giacomini – Mecaer
Andrea Romiti – APR
David Avino – Argotec
Stefano Serra – Teseo
Marco Villa – Tyvak International

Mission

The objectives and activities of the Association mainly target four development lines

Supply chain

- to unlock the potential and create more value across the supply chain by strengthening collaboration across different actors
- to promote the dimensional growth of regional actors and the creation of new added value businesses
- to support new market entrants
- to foster internationalization of the sector, with networking and clustering activities, and participation in national and international air shows.

Innovation

- to promote support for research programs, especially towards SMEs
- to stimulate the competitive growth of SMEs through the sharing of technological scenarios, the aggregation and development of shared projects
- to foster collaborative activities between industry and research, to promote technology transfer from research to SMEs, to support industrialisation of research results

Education

- to support the identification of training needs
- to participate in designing and developing new high-quality curricula, especially for vocational education and training
- to support diversity and inclusion in the aerospace sector

Finance and promotion

- to promote participation in national and European projects
- to facilitate access to publicly subsidized loans and financing programs
- to enlarge the cluster with new members
- to provide the cluster with a united, visible and identifiable collective identity

Know how

Aircraft

Propulsion system

On board avionics

Airframe structures & components

Human spaceight & Exploration

Documents

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