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FORUM: Lazio, Region of Space

October 22 @ 2:30 pm 4:30 pm +04

From Colleferro- Space Capital 2022, the New Challenges of the Space Economy
A unique ecosystem in Italy, highly innovative and interconnected to promote industrial growth, research and development of the territory.

Chair: Lorenzo Lo Cascio, Department for Economic Development, Trade and Crafts, University, Research, Start-Up and Innovation – Lazio Region

  • Welcome and Introduction
    Quirino Briganti, Expo 2020 Dubai manager – Lazio Region
  • Institutional Greetings
    Paolo Orneli, Regional Minister for Economic Development, Commerce and Crafts, Universities, Research, Start-ups and Innovation of Lazio
    Paolo Glisenti, Commissioner General of Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai
  • Colleferro City of Space 2022
    Pier Luigi Sanna, Mayor of Colleferro
  • Keynote Speech
    Claire KAUFELER,Administrator and Project Manager of the Community of Ariane Cities (CVA)
    The Community of Ariane Cities, the regions’ link to space


  • Massimo Claudio Comparini, Deputy CEO, Senior Executive Vice President Observation, Exploration and Navigation of Thales Alenia Space and CEO – Thales Alenia Space Italy
    The role of territories in the knowledge society and the contribution of the space technology industry. The public-private collaboration model in the Lazio region
  • Mario Cospito, Senior Vice President – Institutional relations – Avio
    Access to space and the Big Tech revolution: the role of national industry and the impact on local economic development
  • Giovanni Soccodato, Chief Strategic Equity Officer – Leonardo
    Innovative applications from Space at the service of citizens
  • Cristina Leone, Chairwoman of CTNA, Italian National Aerospace Technology Cluster and SVP Projects, Grants and Agencies – Leonardo
    Office Satellite data and services, an opportunity for Lazio’s supply chain at the service of communities and citizens
  • Paolo Gaudenzi, Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Rome La Sapienza, Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering
    Challenges and opportunities in space for the younger generations in Lazio, the cradle of Italian space activities

Testimonials from Innovative Startups on Space Economy

  • Marcello Maranesi, Founder and Chief Executive Officer – GMATICS
    MAFIS and DYDAS projects supporting nature-based solutions in the city
  • Antonio Annis, Co-founder and CEO – GRIDDIT
    Climate change and flood risk: the GRIDDIT solution from Earth Observation to flood mapping for water and urban ecosystems
  • Angelo Minotti, Founder and e AD – MIPRONS
    MIPRONS, a new reality in the Colleferro space ecosystem


  • Marietta Tidei – President of the Commission for Economic Development and Productive Activities, Startups, Trade, Crafts, Industry, Consumer Protection, Research and Innovation – Lazio Region
Al Wasl Avenue
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