September 28 /9:3010:30
La Spezia Naval Base

OPENING SPEECH / Min. Lorenzo Guerini, Ministry of Defence

ADDRESS SPEECH / Adm. Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, Italian Chief of the Navy

PRESENTATION OF SEAFUTURE 2021 / Seafuture’s representative


Challenges and Opportunities in the Wider Mediterranean: The Italian Navy’s perspective

September 28 /11:0013:00
ROOM 1 / Sponsored by Elettronica

Italian Navy

  • 11:00/11:20 The Renewd Strategic centrality of the Enlarged Mediterranean / Prof. Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, professor of International Relations at Cattolica University of Milan
  • 11:20/11:35 Naval Diplomacy: the Italian case / Ambassador Paolo Casardi, Ambassador to Santiago del Chile and Inspectorate General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 11:35/11:50 The vision of Italian navy in the enlarged Mediterranean / RADM Vincenzo Montanaro, Italian Navy General Staff – Head of Plan and Policy Department
  • 11:50/12:05 The Future of the Fleet: the ITN perspective / RADM Marco Tomassetti, Italian Navy General Staff – Head of VII dept.
  • 12:05/12:15 The strategic role of the submarines in current and future scenarios / Adm. Andrea Petroni, Italian Navy General Staff V dept.
  • 12:15/12:30 IT Navy support to naval ship construction and refitting projects: taking care of systems and crew training / Capt. Gennaro Falcone
  • 12:30/12:45 The logistics dilemma: affordable vs available. The Italian Navy experience / Adm.Enrico Olivo, MARICOMLOG, Cheef of logistics engineering
  • 12:45/13:00 Closing remarks / Italian Navy General Staff

CTN BLUE ITALIAN GROWTH, WESTMED Maritime clusters alliance towards innovation through 2021-2027 EU funded programmes

September 28 /14:0018:00


  • 14.00 Registration
  • MODERATORLeonardo Manzari, WestMED Assistance Mechanism – National Hub for Italy
  • 14.30 Welcome greetings / Giovanni Caprino, Italian National Technological Cluster BIG
  • 14.35 Introduction / Manuel Plaguezuelo, DG MARE
  • 14.40 Daniele Bosio, WestMED Initiative co-Presidency
  • Javier Fernandez, WestMED Assistance Mechanism – WestMED Network of Maritime Clusters (WMNMC)
  • 14.45 Maritime Clusters as a driver for innovation of the Blue Economy and the whole Eco-system of Mediterranean countries, in the framework of the new financing period of EU funded programmes

Key actors for research and innovation

  • Serena Borgna, Horizon Europe, APRE
  • Raffaella Bruzzone, EEN, Consorzio ALPS

Enablers for skills development

  • Valeria Biggi, INDIRE, Erasmus +

Facilitators for cross-seabasin cooperation

  • Aldo Puleo, NEXT MED
  • Martin Heibel, NEXT MED
  • Maria Groueva, INTERREG MED

Means to support access to finance

Antonio Novo, I3 – Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) funding instrument under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

  • 15.30 Q&A moderated session
  • 15.40 Interactive sessions

The priority sectors for WMNMC and the main challenges tackled. Open discussions by members of the WMNC moderated by leading clusters under each action

  • 30 minsCluster dialogue: ability of maritime cluster to expand across value-chains; Moderated by Colin Ruel, Pole Mer Méditerranée (actions so far and main work ahead)
  • 30 mins – Cluster up-scale South-South: state of the art of south-south dialogue; Moderated by Ezzedine Kacem, Tunisian Maritime Cluster (actions so far and main work ahead)
  • 30 mins – Capacity building North-South: main streams of funding identified so far; Moderated by Flavia Cavaliere, Blue Italian Growth Cluster (actions so far and main work ahead)
  • 30 mins – Investment attraction: exploiting I3 opportunities for blue economy SMEs / Moderated by Ruben Eiras, Forum Oceano (actions so far and main work ahead)
  • 17.40 Wrap-up of main outcomes of the interactive sessions and next steps foreseen / Matteo Bocci, WMAM
  • 17.50 Signature of MoU Cluster BIG (Italy) – Strategis Cluster (Greece) – (tbc)
  • 18.00 Conclusion of the event / Roberto Cimino, Cluster BIG – Mario Mattioli, Federazione del Mare – Daniele Bosio, WestMED Initiative co-Presidency

The Cooperation in defence Programmes a long term vision for innovation and development of new common capabilities

September 28 /14:3016:30



  • VADM Matteo Bisceglia, Direttore OCCAR
  • Marco De Fazio, Leonardo – Leonardo Defence System
  • Lorenzo Mariani, Executive Group Director Sales & Business Development Managing Director – MBDA
  • CEO Claude Centofanti and COO Enrico Bonetti, Naviris
  • Giuseppe GIORDO, CEO – OSN; General Manager Naval Vessels Division – FINCANTIERI


Luca Peruzzi 

Signature of MOU’s between Toulon and La Spezia: bringing together energies to build the future of our territories

September 28 /16:3017:15


Political level: letter of intention between Cities:

Magali Turbatte, XXX to represent City of La Spezia

Mou between TVT, VBA, Riviere di Ligure, DLTM, System Factory to realize cooperation political ambitions

#SWARMz Challenge 2

September 28 /17:1518:00


Binational official launching by MBDA, NAVAL GROUP, SYSTEM FACTORY and DLTM.


September 28 /18:0022:00
La Spezia Naval Base / Sponsored by Leonardo

Workshop on hydrographic survey

September 29 /9:0017:00

IIM (Hydrographic Institute of Italian Navy)

9.00 Session Opening and Welcome speech

9.15 IHO SG intervention and address

9.30 / 12.30 Workshop Session – Industries and Institutional presentation

12.30 / 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 / 16.30 Demonstration at sea – multidisciplinary survey, unmanned system etc (TBD with industries)

12.30 / 13.30 Closure speech


  • Erik Biscotti
  • Francesco Tocci


  • Massimiliano Nannini, Director of IIM . RA
  • Erik Bisotti, CDR
  • Nicola Pizzeghello, CDR
  • Representative of the following industries: Fugro – Caris – Konsberg – Codevintech (TBD by the companies)


September 29 /9:3013:00
Organized by AIAD, SGD-DNA, DLTM

ROOM 1 / Sponsored by ELETTRONICA


September 29 /14:3018:00
ROOM 1 / Sponsored by Elettronica

GSD (General Secreteriat of Defense)

14.30 / 15.15 Institutional Panel

  • Welcome, Government Representative
  • Address Speech, Italian General Secretariat of Defence, Vice-Admiral Dario Giacomin
  • Underwater strategy (Speaker TBD), Italian Navy General Staff (Submarine Department)

15.30 / 16.35 UW Sector: Innovative Assets And Systems

  • OCCAR U212NFS, U212NFS Program
  • High-tech solutions & the value of cooperation, Eng. Gianmatteo Barbieri, CALZONI
  • Elettronica approach to the underwater domain, Dr Enrico Colantoni, ELETTRONICA
  • Submarine rescue deployable assets, Eng. Sergio Cappelletti, DRASS
  • Submarine rescue deployable assets, Eng. Francesco Cavallini, SAIPEM

16.50 / 18.00 UW Sector: Disruptive studies and technologies

  • Electric systems, Eng. Erwin Dieminger, RENK
  • Future-oriented and simulation-based design approach to shape forthcoming underwater assets, Prof. Paola Gualeni, University of Genova
  • Underwater research and technological development from the CNR-INM perspective,
  • Dr Elena Ciappi, Centro Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)
  • Naval support and experimentation Centr (CSSN), Maritime unmanned systems test and
  • evaluation for underwater warfare: development and challenges, Commander Navy Mirko Stifani
  • What are the current challenges with pairing manned and unmanned systems in the underwater maritime domain? Eng. Massimo Mariotti, INTERMARINE

Driving the change in shipping & logistics: the EU funding opportunities in the programming period 2020–2021

September 30 /9:0018:00
Organized by Circle Group


September 30 /9:3011:00
ROOM 2 / Sponsored by ELETTRONICA

Maritime cyber resilience and 5G Communication Panel

September 30 /11:0013:40
ROOM 2 / Sponsored by ELETTRONICA

GSD (General Secretariat of Defense)


Welcome / SEAFUTURE by the President of IBG s.r.l. Dr. Cristiana Pagni

Address Speech / Admiral Massimo Scialpi, Italian General Secretariat of Defence, Naval Armaments Directorate Vice


  • 11:15 – Maritime CYBER Security, Eng. Daniele Francesco Ali, FINCANTIERI
  • 11:30 – CYBER Range, Eng. Eleonora CORDARO – Eng. Daniele SOLARI TBC, LEONARDO 
  • 11:45 – Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing to support security firmware analysis – SAFE / Prof. Leonardo Querzoni, “La Sapienza“ University, Rome – CY4GATE S.p.A.
  • 12:00 – Cryptographic security in automation systems – CRYPTOBOX  / Prof. Guglielmo Morgari – TELSY S.p.A.

12.45 / 13.30 5G COMMUNICATIONS

  • 12:45 – 5G Private Networks: Overview and Potential Applications in the Military Sector / Prof. Luca Valcarenghi, “Sant’Anna” University, Pisa
  • 13:00 – 5G, Prof. Agostino Monorchio University of Pisa

Ligurian system of innovation for PNRR support

September 30 /14:3016:30
Organized by Liguria Innovation Cluster

ROOM 2 / Sponsored by ELETTRONICA


  • Francesco Caso, Liguria Region
  • Giovanni Caprino, Director of Liguria Cluster of Marine Technologies (Polo DLTM)
  • Giorgio Saio, Pole EASS
  • Pietro Amoretti, Pole PLSV
  • Bruno Conterno, Pole Transit and Pole Sosia


Giovanni Caprino, Director of Liguria Cluster of Marine Technologies (POLO DLTM)


September 30 /16:3017:30


Min. Giancarlo Giorgetti, Ministry of Economic Development


September 30 /20:0023:30
Villa Marigola, Lerici / sponsored by MBDA