About us

DITECFER is railway tech high speed rail safety & security

"DITECFER District for Rail Technologies, High Speed, Networks' Safety & Security" is the leading railway cluster in Italy. Driven by collaborative innovation and internationalisation, it is one of the most dynamic in Europe.

Born in 2011 as Regional Railway Cluster of Tuscany, and established in 2014 as Consortium, it now groups the more dynamic Enterprises and Research Bodies from entire Italy wishing to join forces and ideas for:
  • Collaborative R&D, Technological Transfer and Innovation
  • Collaborative Internationalization as edge Value Chain
  • Training on sensitive issues for the improvement of the Rail Transport and Industry

DITECFER currently counts 48 shareholders

The President of DITECFER Consortium is Mr. Daniele Matteini (Institutional Relations at ECM)

The Board of Directors is composed by

  • Mr. Daniele Matteini (President)
  • Mr. Francesco Lalia (CEO at Z Lab)
  • Mr. Luigi Rucher (CTO at Thales Italia)
  • Mr. Leonardo Fabbri (CEO at Elfi)
  • Prof. Andrea Rindi (Professor at Industrial Engineering Department of University of Florence)

The Coordinator is Ms. Veronica Elena Bocci

Business Development is run by Mr. Guido Ancarani

The Marketing Office is run by Ms. Irina Vescu

Finance and Investments is run by Mr. Paolo Pacini

Via Sandro Pertini 358 - UNISER Building
I-51100 Pistoia
VAT IT01842130476

DITECFER is member of the National Technological Cluster "Trasporti Italia 2020", devoted to Surface Transport Modes (Rail, Automotive, Maritime, ITS-Intermodality-Logistics).

In the Cluster Trasporti Italia 2020 Ms. Bocci coordinates the WG Railway.

DITECFER is also member of ERCI-European Railway Clusters Initiative, the network of 11 European Clusters from 9 different countries operating in the Railway sector.

ERCI represents more than 1,000 Enterprises operating in the Railway sector.

DITECFER represents Tuscany and Italy within ERCI.

DITECFER leads "PERES-Promoting European Rail Excellence outSide EU", the new ESCP-European Strategic Cluster Partnership launched by the European Commission on March 8th 2016 in Brussels, devoted to SMEs internationalization on the extra-EU markets.

The Coordinator of PERES is Ms. Bocci.