Grand Prix Historique Monaco 2024 source of inspiration …

The Grand Prix Historique Monaco is always a source of fun and inspiration for us motorsport fans and Motorsport industry professionals.

This edition to Riccardo the feeling is even stronger because he has experienced it live with Motorsport industry professionals that have resourceful and meaningful expertise and network far reaching across motorsport eras making the entire experience even more inspirational.

This is contributing to fuel some creative work that Riccardo is developing with his publisher:

it relates to the motorsport industry itself… stay tuned…

Riccardo Paterni moderates a debate and supports the coordination of activities at Motorsport Club 2024

Record-breaking edition for Motorsport Club 2024

The event organized by Global Marketing Architecture in collaboration with RPM-Rete Professionisti Motorsport as part of Motor Valley Fest recorded a great participation.

Modena, 10 May 2024 – Great success for Motorsport Club 2024. The event dedicated to the High Performance Engineering sector, which promotes cooperation between Italy and the United Kingdom, was held last 3 May at the Laboratorio Aperto in Modena. Organized with the strategic collaboration of RPM – Italian Motorsport Network on the initiative of one of the companies that are part of the network, Global Marketing Architecture, the event brought together experts and professionals in the sector offering a unique experience: a moment of direct discussion between professionals and in-depth information on topics of particular impact on the industry.

Over 170 delegates from the two countries and representatives of 70 companies in the supply chain. 26 exhibition desks that offered a showcase for recent innovations, technologies and products related to motorsport. An initiative welcomed with enthusiasm which saw great participation, confirming the interest of the sector player in the possibilities arising from the synergy between the Italian and British markets. The event, created with the aim of creating a bridge between the two countries, brought together companies and experts, stimulating the exchange of ideas and the birth of new business opportunities.

Three round-tables to address key topics, thanks to the participation of notable speakers. The discussions touched on several central issues: the first session explored the possibilities of transferring skills and technologies from motorsport to aerospace and other sectors, highlighting the potential for cross-sector collaboration. The second analyzed accelerated innovation, focusing on cutting-edge materials and production processes, with particular attention to new technologies in motorsport and practices to improve process efficiency. Finally, the third session highlighted the synergies between artificial intelligence, electronics and advanced applications, offering an overview of the latest trends and their impact on the future of motorsport.

The event received positive feedback from participants, who showed great interest both in the topics covered and in the opportunities for technical and commercial discussion. Motorsport Club 2024 confirms itself as a strategic event for the sector: a unique platform in Italy that encourages meetings and the creation of synergies, thanks to the numerous networking opportunities that generate new professional contacts and collaboration opportunities. An event that reflects the spirit of cooperation of RPM, the strategic partner of the initiative.

It is no coincidence that Motorsport Club 2024 is organized and promoted by Global Marketing Architecture: a consultancy company specializing in internationalization which is part of RPM and fully reflects its values. “With 20 years of experience as a consultant, I understood that the key to the solutions that each of us offers lies in human connection” explains Matteo Costariol, co-founder of Global Marketing Architecture. “This is Motorsport Club, where ideas meet and opportunities arise. Here industry professionals come together for meaningful dialogues and value creation. Our aim is to spark a dynamic conversation between the most influential markets in Europe, Italy and the UK, fueling innovation and taking the industry to new heights through collaboration and mutual exchange.”

A vision shared with the network of which the company is part, as confirmed by Riccardo Paterni, co-founder, VP Business Development & Network Manager of RPM: “I agree with what Matteo said. The dynamic design spirit of synergy and development belongs to also at RPM. When Global Marketing Architecture became part of the network we immediately worked to support their initiative to create and organize Motorsport Clubs. Everyone brought their skills and contacts. The results of these synergies are well known to everyone: to the companies and institutions that took part in the event from Italy and the United Kingdom. This is just the beginning of a path that we will carry forward to create concrete value for the companies in the network”.

Motorsport Club 2024 was created as part of Motor Valley Fest thanks to the support of various bodies and organizations. In addition to RPM, also CNA Modena and Emilia-Romagna, the Department for Business and Trade at the British consulate and the Emilia-Romagna Region.

Synergy Pathways, Spring 2024 action time in Italy: several business development meetings for Samit and Riccardo

Samit has traveled to Italy from March 23rd through April 4th and we have been having several meetings in various geographical areas of Italy on business projects linking India to Italy at several stages of development. The current fields we are working relate to: aerospace, automotive, aviation, broadcasting technologies, defence, food specialties, motorsport, telecommunication, radio frequencies.

On our LinkedIn and socials more in depth news on each specific development.

Stay tuned for developments …




Riccardo Paterni coordinates RPM Motorsport Network 1st 2024 General Meeting

The first RPM general meeting of 2024 took place at our operational headquarters in Bologna (Casa Promotec) in the Imola room around a large oval table with the aim of stimulating more and more open and constructive dialogue on the topics on the agenda. Companies represented in attendance: Andreoli, Aviorace, Dino Paoli, Phasep, GMA, Kaiti Expansion, Quattro Emme, Merin, MindUP, Novac, Pistal Racing, Synergy Pathways. Companies represented in remote connection: Tatuus, Autotecnica, Revenge Engineering.

New companies in RPM   

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Riccardo Paterni participates to RaceX driving center inauguration on behalf of MindUP Enhancement Psychology ®

RaceX was born in Arese, at the ACI Sport center in La Pista, as an innovative integrated driving center: simulators, driving coaching, athletic training with Athletica partners and integrated mental training with the MindUP Enhacement Psychology ® method.

The integrated and experiential aspects of the entire context can also be integrated by direct experiences on the track.

More pictures of the at this link

Riccardo Paterni, on behalf of RPM motorsport network, welcomes the start of AWA, Automotive Women Association, in Maranello Italy

Francesca Paoli (RPM VP) and Riccardo Paterni (RPM VP and Manager) have participated to the inauguration of AWA at Punta Tacco in Maranello. AWA is the Automotive Women Association created by Monica Zanetti and Laura Tancredi.

Francesca Paoli was among the panel of women speakers bringing testimony to the relevant and unique role of women in the past, present and future development of automotive and motorsport alike.

Learning more about the Aerospace & Defence fields

From the board’s participation in the ANSER, AeroNautics and Space conference in Emilia-Romagna, to the presence of several Reti companies at the Aerospace & Defense Meetings in Turin, in recent weeks RPM has become further closer to the world of Aerospace and Defense.

The RPM board at the ANSER conference in Forlì

Last October 27, the RPM board composed of Francesca Paoli, Riccardo Paterni and Francesco Sedea participated in the event organized by ANSER, with meetings and interventions aimed at presenting the progressive evolution of the aeronautics and aerospace supply chain in the Emilia-Romagna region. Romagna with a national and global perspective.

The network companies present at the Aerospace & Defense Meetings in Turin

The RPM Andreoli & C. Srl and Deltatech companies (both are also part of the IR4i cluster) participated with their own stands at the Aerospace & Defense Meetings in Turin (from 28 to 30 November). Matteo Costariol representing GMA (RPM network company) and Riccardo Paterni, representing RPM and also Synergy Pathways – India also visited the event. It was a unique experience to further delve into this sector and also develop new contacts interested in RPM: the motorsport – aerospace – biomedical relationship is increasingly strong.

Conference on the past, present and future of the Motorsport Industry in Italy

On November 16th I have the privilege and pleasure to conceive the format and moderate a conference within Futurmotive Expo & Talks in Bologna. This is a summary of the conference taken from RPM Italian Motorsport network website inclusive of links to the streaming.

RPM at Futurmotive: the conference “Motorsport, Innovation, Knowledge Transfer and Skills”

The event “Motorsport, Innovation and Transfer of Knowledge and Skills: past, present and future from the agile perspective of small and medium-sized enterprises” held as part of Futurmotive last November 16, illuminated the panorama of small and medium-sized enterprises in the context agile of motorsport. Moderated by Riccardo Paterni, Vice President of Business Development and RPM network manager, the event saw the participation of key figures such as Leo Turrini, well-known journalist and writer, Monica Zanetti of Scuderia Bella Epoque, Nicola Scimeca of YCOM, Giovanni Delfino of AUTOTECNICA , Gian Luca Falleti, nanotechnology expert, and Francesco Sedea, RPM President.

Past, Present and Future of Motorsport

Riccardo Paterni introduced the structure of the talk by underlining the historical importance of motorsport in Italy, dating back to a century ago, which today guides projects aimed at the future, mobility and sustainability, innovation and progress in which there are guiding principles management programs that have represented, represent and will represent growth for SMEs in the sector. These guiding principles emerged during the conference.

Innovation: the Vision of Enzo Ferrari and Steve Jobs

Leo Turrini emphasized the role of “feeling” in the land of motors, recalling the figure of Enzo Ferrari as a “stirrer of men”. He underlined the need to look beyond the hyper-technological aspect and to embrace culture and feeling. Turrini compared Ferrari’s innovation to Steve Jobs’ vision of smartphones, highlighting its ability to anticipate people’s desires. Innovation is in fact predicting, seeing ahead, having an original and unique vision of the future.

Watch the introduction by Riccardo Paterni and the speech by Leo Turrini (in Italian): click here.

Stories and Anecdotes from Motorsport

Monica Zanetti, the first female mechanic at Ferrari, shared her journey that began in 1979, recounting her experience with humility and respect for the automotive world. Enzo Ferrari’s life stories added a personal touch to the discussion, bringing the past to life through anecdotes and shared memory.

Watch Monica Zanetti’s speech (in Italian): click here.

Technological Innovation in Motorsport

Nicola Scimeca and Giovanni Delfino addressed the topic of innovation in motorsport. Scimeca described the innovation and development process, based on NASA guidelines, which classify a project from a “purely academic idea” to “millions of iPhones on the market.” In motorsport, we never reach mass production and always remain in a research and development phase. In this context, a sine qua non is the possibility of working with an effective and dynamic, committed team, capable of building and validating prototypes, with passion and competence.

Delfino instead spoke about innovation in the combustion engine, and in particular about the V6 and V8 engines created entirely by Autotecnica: this innovation arises precisely from the ability to predict and quickly adapt to new needs. The thermal engine was in fact born during Covid: in the months in which the company, linked to events, inevitably stopped, it involved everyone in trying to think about the future in a project in which it firmly believed. In 11 months, an engine was born from a blank sheet of paper, demonstrating once again the ability of motorsport companies to develop projects quickly.

Watch the contribution of Nicola Scimeca and Giovanni Delfino (in Italian): click here.

The Future of Motorsport: Competitiveness and Technology

Leo Turrini asked a provocative question about the future of motorsport in the context of sustainable mobility. The answer was unequivocal: motorsport will always have a role, both with combustion and electric engines. Competition and the demand for new technological challenges will continue unabated.

Contribution of SMEs and Technology Transfer

The contribution of small and medium-sized enterprises has emerged as a key element, with companies such as YCOM and Tatuus playing crucial roles in technological development. The SME sector was highlighted as the very backbone of Italian industry, with growth opportunities for both the automotive sector and the businesses involved.

From Motorsport to Aerospace: Technology at the service of the Environment

Gian Luca Falleti, nanotechnology expert, highlighted how the technology developed in motorsport extends to other sectors, from submarines to satellites. He gave the example of his company, born from a personal passion, specialized with several patents in the process of cold vitrification of the paint film, without the use of plastics. This allows not only to reduce the weight of the painting by 10 times, but also to reduce the carbon footprint by 90% compared to a traditional painting.

Watch Gian Luca Falleti’s speech (in Italian): click here.

Motorsport SMEs and Internationalization

Francesco Sedea’s speech underlined the importance of SMEs in the motorsport sector: guided by the passion and values ​​of the past, motorsport SMEs are today fundamental in helping and supporting the larger ones, often involved in projects in which they do not are adequately recognised. RPM was created precisely to enhance these realities and make them grow, contributing to their structure from an organizational and international presence point of view, to ensure that our cultural value continues and expands towards foreign markets. However, institutional recognition and support, including economic, are necessary to facilitate innovation in a sector that develops only if it constantly researches.

Conclusions: Motorsport as a Driver of Innovation

The event highlighted the crucial importance of motorsport in promoting innovation, not only in the context of competitions, but also in the context of sustainable mobility. Pride for the past, passion for the present and vision towards the future are key elements that characterize the fascinating world of motorsport and the businesses that fuel it. With the support of initiatives like Futurmotive, the sector continues to thrive, offering growth opportunities for both large companies and agile SMEs, while remaining true to Enzo Ferrari’s legacy and the values ​​founding this sector.

Watch Francesco Sedea’s speech and Riccardo Paterni’s conclusions (in Italian): click here.

Watch the full recording of the event (in Italian): click here.