Advanced Technologies for Aerospace and Security

Italy’s aerospace sector has been catapulted into the world’s top-10 thanks to advanced technologies in space exploration and security. 

The industry provides equipment, components, observation satellites and sensors for ambitious international projects such as the NASA missions Artemis and Mars Sample Return.

The Italian Space Agency’s PRISMA satellite is one of the most high-tech spacecrafts of its kind. Italy is also behind ultra-modern aerodynamic technology for aircrafts such as helicopters. 

In 1930 Corradino D’Ascanio invented the first modern helicopter and today the majority of the world’s helicopters are built in the region of Lombardy. In addition, Italy’s growing technical expertise can be demonstrated in its cybersecurity sector, which is expanding at a rate of 300% and has a value of 1.7 billion euros.

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300% is the exceptional percentage of growth rate that Italian companies producing IT security solutions are experiencing. In 2020 alone, this high-demand sector had 2,800 units and 23,300 qualified employees, making this industry the flagship of Italian excellence.

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Thanks to its vision, Italy is the cradle of innovation. An example? It all began in 1930 when Corradino D’Ascanio invented the first modern helicopter: a cutting-edge technology that helped control aerodynamic forces and improve flying stability. This dream continues to live on, thanks to the most advanced technologies.

Messages from the Italian Embassies

Talking About IT

Made in Italy is simply extraordinary, which is why everyone is talking about it!

Italian embassies promote Italian excellence all over the globe. Check out their fantastic video messages and contributions from all around the world to learn more about how amazing Made in Italy is!

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Concentrating talents on technical sectors that require top skills and expertise: one of the Italian aerospace industry’s primary assets is its attention to detail. Only by doing so was it able to strengthen the capacities of both large businesses and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), a solid success acknowledged across the world.

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Products and Components for the Space Sector

Did you know that Italy is one of the top countries in the world to launch a civil satellite into orbit? Thanks to its experts and researchers’ know-how, Italy ranks as the third country contributing to the European Space Agency.

One of the artificial satellites is the Italian Prisma– for its features, it is the most advanced spacecraft of this kind built so far.

Be authentic

When products and services are Made in Italy, they adhere to the highest standards of quality and excellence. It is therefore important for both producers and consumers to adopt measures to protect original goods from counterfeit products. But how can you be certain of a product’s reliability? It’s simple: follow the advice of experts!

Say IT

How do you say IT?

Made in Italy is often used as a synonym for quality. But, there’s a lot more to it!  Let’s take a look at some Italian terms that unveil the distinctive qualities of Italian products and services.




Equipment, components, observation satellites, advanced sensors: they’re all keywords for the Italian aerospace sector which ranks among the top ten in the world, is Europe's third-largest contribution to ESA, and is a partner on ambitious international projects such as Artemis and Mars Sample Return with NASA.

Guess IT

Did you know IT?

Challenge yourself with a game to learn more about Italy, which deftly combines culture and technology. Get immersed into the Italian world of excellence: a journey that will let you discover the production and supply chains of several significant sectors that allow Italy to stand out on the global market.

Marsis, an Italian radar, enabled the first discovery of water on Mars.

Be Authentic

When products and services are ‘Made in Italy’, they adhere to the highest standards of quality and excellence. It is therefore important for both producers and consumers to adopt measures to protect original goods from counterfeiting. But how can you be certain that the product comes from a reliable origin? It’s simple: follow the advice of experts! 

Are you curious to learn about the phenomenon of Italian Sounding in the cured meat industry? To find out more, meet Davide Calderona, Director of ASSICA (Association of the Meat and Cured Meat Industry).


How does Italian Sounding impact entrepreneurs in Italy and limit them to develop products? Tune in as Fabio Leonardi, Assolatte Councillor in charge of Internationalisation, explains how Italian entrepreneurs are tackling the issue.

IT’s a great story

Inventing the future now!

Italians have always possessed the ability to look ahead and project their ideas in an ever-changing landscape. Call it perception, talent, a love for ideas or planning skills – let’s discover more about this innovative blend!

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