Politecnico di Torino presents, in synergy with local players, a permanent biennial event dedicated to technology’s decisive impact on each aspect of human life – from health to environment, from interpersonal relationships to democracy: Biennale Tecnologia.
Biennale Tecnologia 2022 is a wide-ranging event that offers to the citizenry an articulated, inclusive and accessible reflection on the increasingly relevant issue of the relationship between technology and society, starting from the most recent technological innovations, but also recalling the history of Italian technological roots, hoping that past and present great results will be inspirational for the future.
The discussions focus on the environmental, ethical, social, economic and geopolitical implications of major technological issues such as artificial intelligence, energy, transports and telecommunications. More generally, the question is: "how do we manage technology in the community’s interest?". The program includes lessons, debates, workshops and exhibits with international guests, with a strongly interdisciplinary approach.
The single event "Business e sostenibilità nel futuro dello Spazio" will be held, in presence and in English language (meeting with simultaneous translation), on Friday, November 11th, 2022 at 10:00 AM CET within Politecnico di Torino's Aula 1, in corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Turin, Italy.
The event will revolve around the central theme of "the space of the future", which will follow in the footsteps of the transition from public to private that took place a hundred years ago in the world of aviation, becoming a pillar of our economy. Through activities such as data collection, it will help mitigate the effects of the Anthropocene. Broadband communications and navigation services will profoundly shape our society. We must therefore outline this future and its impact on everyday life on Earth.
The main guest will be Heinz Stoewer, Emeritus Professor of Space Systems Engineering at TU Delft. During his long career, he has worked for Boelkow KG (now Airbus Space and Defence), MDAC (now Boeing), ESA and the German space agency DARA (now DLR). A member of various boards and committees, such as OHB (Europe's third Prime Space Contractor), he is a Distinguished Visiting Scientist at NASA's JPL. He has been an honorary member of the VSV Leonardo da Vinci Studies Association since 2007. He was awarded the 2018 IEEE Simon Ramo Medal. The medal, which is highly prestigious in the global high-tech engineering community, is awarded for outstanding achievements in systems engineering and systems science.
The event will be opened by the introduction of Marcello Romano, Lecturer in Space Systems at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Politecnico di Torino.