BOATING AND PORTS TECHNOLOGICAL DISTRICT
Navicelli di Pisa is partner in the Boating and Ports Technological District, together with “Navigo S.c.a.r.l.” (Lead Partner) and “Consorzio Polo Tecnologico Magona”. For Tuscany, the nautical sector represents one of the most important aspects for the future development of the region in terms of entrepreneurship and employment, characterized by an undisputed leadership in international markets.
The district’s activities are related to the development of innovation and technology through dedicated actions addressed to shipyards, supply chain companies, marinas and ports. For the shipyards, the proposed services aim to promote and organize innovative production processes, technology transfer through collaboration between businesses, training, and a shared promotion of the sector. For businesses, especially SMEs, the goal is to consolidate the companies themselves through services focused on strengthening their identity and their position on the markets. Finally, for what concerns ports and marinas, the aim is to strengthen the “sea-land” relationship through strategic marketing activities, economic animation, communication and the organization of events.
The activities implemented by the district can be divided into four main areas:
- Animation of networks and matching activities
Technology foresight activities and business matching in order to encourage collaboration between businesses, between businesses and the research system, between companies and financial operators, including start-ups and innovative companies. These activities are carried out through the organization of scientific awareness meetings (workshops, seminars), R2B meetings (in particular Technology Matching), B2B (according to the following modes: Business Matching Day, Diffused Business Matching, One-to-One Business Meetings), and F2B (Financial to Business).
- Dissemination of strategic information for firms within economic intelligence
Continuous Benchmarking Update on other technology transfer structures at national and international level; innovation scouting activities through the Internet, specific (and non-specific) trade fairs, international conferences and meetings in order to define the innovation strategies that will be presented during business meetings; definition and implementation of strategic projects on innovation in European, national and regional calls, favoring the establishment of partnerships in view of cross-fertilization; definition and implementation of projects for qualified services.
- District marketing activities to promote the participation of new companies and/or research organizations and to increase the visibility of the district.
- Procurement of infrastructures for technology transfer within the district.