The STC has opened talks with leading Italian motorsport technologies network RPM to develop potential new sector opportunities between their members.
STC CEO Pim van Baarsen was a guest speaker during a recent RPM members’ webinar.
He explained that although the majority of STC member companies had motorsport roots only around 20% of them now still operate in the sector – many instead having successfully transferred their skills and knowledge to other areas.
This included some members problem solving for Heathrow Airport to others contributing to the COVID-19 situation.
Recently, STC members were also invited by leading names from the UK’s Space sector such as Airbus, Lockheed Martin and the UK Space Agency to help innovate in their sector.
Meanwhile, RPM helps promote the capabilities of Italian high-tech SMEs working in motorsport to other industry sectors.
Its Business Development Vice President Riccardo Paterni commented: “Together with Pim we agreed that we can establish and intensify activities and exchanges between STC and RPM since we are driven by very similar values and purposes.
“We could also look at organising virtual events together in the near future in order to further strengthen exchanges and generate business opportunities between the two organisations.”
Pim said: “Firstly, I’d like to say ‘thank you’ to RPM for inviting me to speak on behalf of the STC and its members.
“While the STC’s profile and influence grows in the UK, clearly what we are doing in terms of organisation, connectivity, thought leadership and, very importantly, helping businesses to develop and grow is being heard internationally.
“RPM and the STC are very much on the same wavelength in terms of actively broadening the horizon for members in terms of opportunities in different sectors.
“We are now very much in contact and looking at next steps so as to identify potential collaborations between our members.”