The DTA at the Water Week in Dubai to promote and industrial competitiveness in the field of the Blue Economy

From 20 to 26 March at Expo Dubai 2020 the theme of “Water” is being celebrated. During the week there are numerous events on this our most precious resource. The topics that will be addressed range from the blue economy to the management of water resources.

The ‘Water Week” the DTA an international platform for the European Space2Waves project. This project aims to promote the implementation of space technologies, and in particular of Earth Observation, to support the blue economy and encourage the industrial competitiveness of European SMEs in Australia, Canada, South Africa and United Arab Emirates (UAE). This Oceano initiative has six clusters: DTA (IT), Pol Mer Mediterranée (FR), Corallia (GR), MSE International (UK), Forum Oceano (PT).

The DTA, with the technical support of Planetek Italia, is responsible for the activities of the Space2Waves project, in the United Arab Emirates market. Taking advantage of the expertise of Di Francia Consultings, an interesting program of activities was organized for the 5 SMEs that joined the mission in Dubai on 24 and 25 March: CMCC (IT), Digimat (IT), Novotech (IT) , Satlantis (SP), SatSense (United Kingdom).

The program includes visits to Sharjah Technopark and Strata aerospace manufacturing; and a series of B2B meetings with relevant stakeholders and investors in the UAE market: Euclidz, Delta Environment, TWA, Belhasa (Water Scan Technology), Mazroui, AzurX, GE 3S, Take leap, Smart Navigation System, Tawazun, Abu Dhabi Aviation and Satair .

The other 6 SMEs – Consortis (GR), Action Air Environment (FR), esattoEarth (UK), IMT (IT) and Techworks Marine (IRD) APPHIA (IT) – will have an equally rich and stimulating remote activity program.

“We are proud” highlights Giuseppe Acierno, President of the DTA “to have involved, and supported, 11 European SMEs in this mission to the Arab Emirates. For two days, the DTA is present in Dubai with the 5 SMEs to meet the most important industrial premises to create synergies in the field of Earth observation and the blue economy. Furthermore, projects such as Space2Waves will be the way for us to future interclusters collaborations at European and international level “.


Fiorella Cololio, DTA scarl –

Daniela Iasillo, Planetek Italy –