Sardinia AeroSpace District
The Sardinia AeroSpace District –DASS Scarl was established in October 2013 with a definite goal: stimulate the collaboration between research centers, universities, space companies available in Sardinia to reach significant business opportunities and suitable occasions for growth and innovation in the space segment. Currently, the DASS Scarl’s shareholders are represented by 24 companies, i.e. Accademiasapr Srl, Aermatica Srl, Aeronike Srl, Avio SpA, Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali ScpA, RINA Consultig – Centro Sviluppo Materiali SpA, Fondazione di Sardegna, Gem Elettronica Srl, Geodesia Tecnologie Srl, Innovative Materials Srl, Karalit Srl, Lion Consulting Srl, MR8 Srls, Nemea Sistemi Srl, Nurjana Technologies Srl, Oben Srl, Opto Materials Srl, Poema Srl, Soliani Emc Srl, Space Srl, Spacearth Technology Srl, 3D AEROSPAZIO Srls, UavItalia Srl and Vitrociset SpA, and 5 public institutions, i.e. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, CRS4 Surl, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Università di Cagliari, and Università di Sassari. For Sardinia region, the technological aerospace district represents a fundamental element towards the realization and the management of an industrial network able to develop competitive solutions to be properly proposed to qualified national and international customers. As a new model of development, the challenge taken up by the DASS Scarl is linked to the consolidation and integration of the competences of all expertise in the aerospace sector, already developed at regional level. The ability of DASS Scarl to integrate all the regional players of the technological and productive supply chain together with research institutions, is made possible by the adoption of an innovative model of governance able to ensure the representation required by each member and at the same time to use a collaborative system of project & knowledge management on which all partners work independently albeit considering an integrated view. In addition, the transversal actions implemented by DASS Scarl to focus and address the regional strategy in the aerospace field, include: vocation and training and high education, technology transfer and communication and internationalization.