Signed memorandum of understanding for a shared transformation towards a “smart community” or city, partly in view of the new financial opportunities offered by Community plans for 2014-2020.
Signed memorandum of understanding for a shared transformation towards a “smart community” or city, partly in view of the new financial opportunities offered by Community plans for 2014-2020. The aim of this protocol is to develop, in close synergy with local public and private stakeholders (CSSN, INGV, CNR, ENEA, DLTM, Promostudi La Spezia, Comune della Spezia, Autorità Portuale della Spezia, Provincia della Spezia, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura della Spezia), a common programme of action to create a wide-area communications community in order to generate skills, high-tech, innovation, research, technology transfer, new forms of cooperation between companies and new public-private partnerships, to accelerate development and improve the region's attractiveness and quality of life.
These have led to the creation of five themed work schedules for each of the areas of interest identified for La Spezia, coordinated by the Comune di La Spezia and technical and methodological support by the Fondazione Torino Wireless, which won the contract.
Schedule 5 is devoted to innovation and marine technologies. Coordinated by the Port Authority of La Spezia, together with DLTM as team leader, the schedule will cover the following topics: technological innovation tied to new needs, as highlighted by the European Directive on Marine Strategy; short- and medium-range marine navigation; the implementation of mobility strategies in Italy; suitability of logistics to public need; recovery and conservation of nautical tradition; transmission of scientific and technological knowledge to future generations.
The objective is to introduce five projects to be carried out in the region, one of which could be funded by RL on the "City" axis of the new ERDF 14-20 programme, while the other four can be financed under European H2020 tenders.