The Association Cluster Marche Manufacturing is an aggregation composed by Universities, Research Institutes and companies of the Marche region that collaborate to collect and to study manufacturing production requirements within an automated efficient “smart factory”, with low environmental impact and human-oriented. It was formally established in July 2013, thanks to the support of Marche Region and of Marche Polytechnics University, with the goal of connecting the needs of production with the Marche Region’s policies concerning innovation, research and development, pursuant to the Ministerial Decree n.257 of 30th May 2012. “Notice for the development and enhancement of national technological clusters” issued by MIUR. The mission of the Cluster Marche Manufacturing is to enhance the competitiveness of regional companies through the cooperation and the knowledge transfer among the various players involved. To do that, the main targets that the Cluster intends to pursue are the following:
–Mapping the regional context and creating a “smart” databank about the issues connected with manufacturing
–Actively networking by taking part in the main national and European reference platforms and improving enterprises’ skills by benefitting from international funds.
–Supporting the innovation and research strategies of Marche enterprises and favouring the diffusion of advanced competences for the reference sector.