The attendance at La Spezia’s model of innovative industrial excellence has grown notably.
The seventh edition of SEAFUTURE, the business convention of maritime and dual-use technologies –
unique in the Mediterranean basin because it was built inside a naval base of the Navy - ended today,
October 1st, in the presence of the Undersecretary of State for Defense Senator Stefania Pucciarelli and
the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Navy Team Admiral Aurelio De Carolis.
In an exhibition area of 12.500 square meters, the excellence of the Blue Economy gathered for the
event, with over 235 participating companies of which 20% exhibitors from all over the world, over 70
delegations from 5 continents for 2600 pre-organized b2b and b2g.
Key points were the interesting panels distributed simultaneously in two classrooms. From the
challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean and the perspective of the Italian Navy to the
management of a marine ecosystem for blue growth and cyber resilience.
In the event frame, several ships were moored, including the training ship Amerigo Vespucci and the
frigate Rizzo, used for the occasion as an alternative venue for events and moments of meeting
between international partners and bilateral meetings, the latter being an element of high
Among the events that identify the value of the week in La Spezia there is the SEA FUTURE Awards
2021, an award for graduates, Ph.D. students, and PhDs from the Italian academic world, both civil
and military, who have presented theses related to the development of processes and products in the
field of marine technologies.
Last but not least, the exclusive Navy Project “Tender to Nave italia” –which takes its name from the
homonymous brig armed with a schooner – was presented during the last day. The educational project
carried out on board follows a proven method over time: adventure therapy. Nave Italia thus becomes
the primary tool for creating rehabilitation programs aimed at notable young sailors with cognitive
disabilities, sensory deficits, genetic diseases, mental and social discomfort in the various forms in
which it manifests itself.
In thanking all the co-organizers, primarily the Navy, the sponsoring bodies, the sponsoring companies
and the participants, the hope is to meet us at the eighth edition of Seafuture in 2023