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ESA Business Incubation Centre Turin - Opening Ceremony

On Wednesday 10 November 2021, the ESA BIC Turin Opening Ceremony will take place from 16:00 to 18:30 at the Aula Magna of the Politecnico di Torino.

The ESA Business Incubation Centre Turin aims to support the birth and growth of new Italian companies in the Space Economy sector.

The event will be an opportunity to take an overview of the space entrepreneurial landscape, with a focus on the local area, during which representatives from European Space Agency (ESA), Italian Space Agency (ASI) and project partners will participate. Moreover, during the event, some of the I3P network's start-ups in the aerospace sector will talk about their experience!

For organisational reasons, registration to the event is required within November 8 on Eventbrite, by clicking on the "Iscriviti" button on this page. Registration and attendance are free of charge. All participants must have a valid "Green Pass" certificate in order to access the event.


16:00 - Registrations

16:20 - Institutional greetings

16:30 - Institutional partners

  • Guido Saracco, Rector Politecnico di Torino

  • Geraldine Naja, Director Commercialisation, Industry, and Procurement, European Space Agency 

  • Giorgio Saccoccia, President Italian Space Agency

  • Andrea Tronzano, Minister of Development of productive activities and small and medium-sized enterprises, Regione Piemonte

  • Dario Gallina, President Turin Chamber of Commerce

  • Francesco Profumo, Chairman Fondazione Compagnia di SanPaolo

17:00 - The European Space Agency and Italian Space Agency for entrepreneurship

  • Roberto Cossu, Commercialisation Officer & ESA Space Solutions Country Manager for Italy

  • Mauro Piermaria, Head Innovation and New Space Economy, Italian Space Agency

17:20 - The research, industrial and financial ecosystem to support startups growth

  • Sabrina Corpino, Professor, Politecnico di Torino

  • Stefano Buscaglia, Managing Director, Fondazione Links

  • Pierpaolo Gambini, Senior Vice President Innovation & IP, Leonardo

  • Stefano Beco, Head of Technology, IPR and Product Policy, Telespazio

  • Walter Cugno, Vice President Domain Exploration and Science, Thales Alenia Space

  • Fulvia Quagliotti, President Piedmont Aerospace Cluster

  • Gianluca Dettori, Primo Space Fund

  • Claudia Pingue, Head of the Technology Transfer Fund, CDP Venture Capital SGR

  • Lorenzo Scatena, ESA Business Applications e Incubed+ Ambassador, Secretary General Fondazione E. Amaldi

18:00 - Space companies from the I3P network

  • Paolo Madonia, AIKO

  • Raffaele Mozzillo, Tyvak International

  • Giovanni Pandolfi, Leaf Space

18:20 - ESA BIC Turin: model and services for entrepreneurs. Launch of the open call

  • Giuseppe Scellato, Politecnico di Torino and I3P

About ESA BIC Turin

ESA BIC Turin aims to support the birth and development of new innovative companies based on aerospace technologies, with both upstream (communication systems, satellites, software for space mission control) and downstream applications (application of data and solutions derived from aerospace into other sectors such as environmental monitoring, mobility, logistics, precision agriculture). With this 7-year project, ESA aims to give a significant boost to the creation of new companies in the space economy sector.

I3P will manage the whole incubation programme, in coordination with the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. I3P will manage the scouting of start-ups and will provide strategic business support for their growth, while Politecnico di Torino and LINKS Foundation will provide technological support for the new incubated businesses.

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November 10th, 2021
Politecnico di Torino - Aula Magna
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