The Liguria Cluster of Marine Technology (DLTM) arises from the strong will of the local community and constitutes an emblematic collaboration between companies, research institutions and administration, which, starting from La Spezia, embraces the whole Region of Liguria.
The aggregation of institutions and companies in DLTM involves the largest industrial groups of Liguria, a consortium of more than 100 innovative SMEs, the University of Genoa and all the public and regional research entities with interests in the reference sectors, as well as a comprehensive institutional representation. The DLTM consortium is open to new actors placed in the territory of Liguria, which share its goals and objectives, and is subsequently in constant growth.
The DLTM consortium was established with reference to the mission identified from Liguria Region and the Ministries of Education, University and Research, and Economic Development, on the basis of the feasibility analysis carried out in 2008.
DLTM operates in accordance with the National Research Programme 2010-2012, as a territorial entity of sectorial governance for research processes, innovation and training, capable to involve all the actors in governance processes for the development of an integrated local and global planning, and the integration between research, innovation and training process, with the aim of achieving measurable impact in terms of growth of the territories intangible heritage.