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Programme - HALL 10’

Sustainability as a Game Changer for the New Space Economy

NSE 2022 will bring together a variety of international speakers from the space and non-space sectors to share experiences and knowledge around the four topics of NSE 2022: The Changing Earth, Human Health, Space Pollution, and Space Ventures. The innovative format includes panels and round table discussions with representatives from institutions, industry and the finance sector.

Programme* at a Glance

DECEMBER 1, 2022

REGISTRATION & WELCOME BREAKFAST

8.00 – 10.00

INSTITUTIONAL GREETINGS

10.00 – 10.30

 

Rodolfo Guzzi, Chair, NSE Conference

 

Alberto Tuozzi, President, E. Amaldi Foundation

 

Fabio Casasoli, CEO, Fiera Roma

 

Representative Lazio Region

OPENING CEREMONY “SPACE FOR SUSTAINABILITY”

10.30 – 12.00

 

Moderator
Rodolfo Guzzi, Chair, NSE Conference

 

Speakers
Giorgio Saccoccia, President, Italian Space Agency, ASI

 

Giuseppe Cavo Dragone, Admiral, Italian Chief of Defence

 

Vincenzo Paglia, President, Pontifical Academy for Life

 

Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director, European Union Agency for the Space Programme, EUSPA

 

Pascale Ehrenfreund, President, International Space University, ISU

 

Christian Feichtinger, Executive Director, International Astronautical Federation, IAF

 

Dominique Tilmans, President, EURISY

 

Josef Aschbacher, Director General, European Space Agency, ESA (video contribution)

 

Massimo Comparini, Deputy CEO and ESVP Observation, Exploration and Navigation, Thales Alenia Space

 

Luigi Pasquali, Leonardo Space Activities Coordinator and Telespazio CEO

 

Giulio Ranzo, CEO, AVIO

 

Davide Petrillo, Executive Director of the Space Generation Advisory Council, SGAC

EXHIBITION ICEBREAKER – RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY

12.30 – 13.30

LUNCH BREAK

13.30 – 14.30

SPACE FOR CLIMATE

14.30 – 15.30

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According to the World Economic Forum, pulling together data from ESA, EUMESAT, NASA, NOAA, and other reputable sources, there are currently more than 160 satellites devoted to observing climate change indicators. Observations from Geostationary and polar satellites merged with data from the ground and any atmospheric level are assimilated to numerical models allowing for monitoring Earth’s temperature, cryosphere shrinkage, ice sheets changes, sea levels rise, greenhouse gases increase. International cooperation is essential to address the development of certified operational tools and bring institutional commitment and private investors together. It is also vital to fully leverage the potential of satellite data to document environmental changes and to inform policymakers in order to adopt clear and definitive actions to mitigate climate change.

A round table will discuss the ongoing initiatives to face global climate challenges from space.

Chair
Fabrizio Battazza, Head of the Relations with ESA Unit, International Relations, Italian Space Agency, ASI

 

Speakers
Chiara Cagnazzo, Sectoral Information System Manager, Copernicus Climate Change Service, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

 

Giovanni Coppini, Director, OPA Division (Ocean Predictions and Applications), CMCC

 

Christian Hauglie-Hanssen, Director General, Norwegian Space Agency, NOSA

 

Monnoyer-Smith Laurence, Director of Sustainable Development, Centre national d’études spatiales, CNES

 

Emmanuel Pajot, General Secretary, European Association of Remote Sensing Companies, EARSC

PRESERVING DARK SKIES

15.30 – 16.30

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The deployment of large communication satellite constellations represents an important technological development for improving global network connectivity. However, there are many satellites in Low Earth Orbit, a number estimated to grow up to several tens of thousands in a few years, which have a serious impact on astronomical observations, both in the optical/IR and radio wavelength ranges. The matter has been recently discussed at the UN COPUOS, which has encouraged all stakeholders, including the astronomical community, the space industry, and the operating companies, to closely cooperate in studying and implementing measures that can mitigate the interference of the satellite constellation on astronomical observations and on the visibility of the pristine night sky.

A round table will discuss the critical aspects of the issue and present state of the art of mitigating actions and adopted best practices.

Chair
Piero Benvenuti, Director of Centre for the Protection of Dark and Quite Skie Satellite Constellation Interference, International Astronomical Union, IAU

 

Speakers
Veronique Glaude, Senior Radiocommunication Engineer, International Telecommunication Union, ITU

 

Ruth Pritchard-Kelly, Senior Advisor for Regulatory & Space Policy, OneWeb

 

Connie Walker, CPS and National Optical-Infrared Astronomy Research Laboratory, NOIRLab, Tucson

COFFEE BREAK

16.30 – 17.00

SPACE FOR HEALTH

17.00 – 18.00

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There are more than 100,000 proteins in the human body and as many as 10 billion in nature. Every structure is different. Proteins hold important information related to our heath and reveal key mechanisms of interaction with their and our environment. Outer space is the perfect environment to observe these structures. Microgravity allows for optimal growth and study of the unique, large and complicated crystal structures of proteins leading to the development of medical treatments. In addition, these are important candidates for developing niche markets and valuable spin-offs for Big Pharma.

A round table will present space-derived solutions in pharmacology and therapy and highlight future targets.

Chair
Costantino Del Gaudio, Science and Research Directorate, Italian Space Agency, ASI

 

Speakers
Alessandro Donati, General Manager, Kayser Italia

 

Angelo Minotti, CEO, Miprons

 

Rosaria Rinaldi, Professor, University of Salento

 

Guillaume Prigent, Business Development and Partnerships Officer, European Space Agency, ESA

SPACE TRANSPORTATION: THE NEW FRONTIER

18.00 – 19.00

Chair
Giuseppe Acierno, President, Technological Aerospace Cluster, DTA

 

Speakers
Giovanni Di Antonio, General Aviation Management Director, ENAC

 

Vincenzo Giorgio, CEO, Altec

 

Iacopo Prissinotti, Director Network Management, Eurocontrol

 

Marcello Spagnulo, Scientific Advisor, LIMES

 

Roberto Vittori, Astronaut, European Space Agency, ESA

 

CIRA Representative (TBC)

INSPIRATIONAL TALK

19.00 – 19.15

 

Luciano Pietronero, President, E. Fermi Research Centre

NETWORKING WALKING DINNER, @FIERA ROMA

19.30

DECEMBER 2, 2022

SAVING RESOURCES

09.00 – 10.00

 

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Since the very early space rush, scientific teams have developed concepts for longer crewed missions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. Leveraging on space investments today it is possible to contribute to the Sustainability Development Goals roadmap with healthy food production, clean water, and systems that require minimal energy and produce minimal waste while providing fair living conditions for everybody on planet Earth. Solutions from the space sector can also contribute to obtaining more value with the available resources by reducing consumption and optimizing the distribution of goods and services at every stage of the value chain. Innovative companies, and in particular small-scale companies and start-ups, can play a key role in opening disruptive lines of business and facilitate the involvement of newcomers in serving user-demanding urban areas as well as extreme environments and resource-scarce regions.

A round table will discuss successful initiatives and business opportunities in developing platforms for launching new partnerships, activities, or projects, with the active participation of both public and private enterprises.

Chair
Maria-Fabrizia Buongiorno, President, e-GEOS

 

Speakers
Michal Brichta, Director, Slovak Space Office

 

Masud Cader, Lead, Country Analytics, CDI, IFC, World Bank Group

 

Fiammetta Diani, Head of Market Downstream and Innovation, European Union Agency for the Space Programme, EUSPA

 

Eric Morel de Westgaver, Director of European, Legal and International Matters, European Space Agency, ESA

 

Isabella Poldrugo, Deputy Head of Unit, Space Policy, European Commission

 

Giovanni Sylos Labini, CEO, Planetek Italia

LIFE IN SPACE

10.00 – 11.00

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Since the famous first flight of Yuri Gagarin, the human being has spent in space a total of 39,000 days (about 77 years). Astronauts are living and working in an environment that is very different from the one on Earth. The conditions of weightlessness change, indeed, bodies as well as minds. Moreover, living in the outer space allows us to better understand and manage the complexity of our bodies and to better interpret the internal mechanisms of human and plant cells. In fact, Human and plant cells respond rapidly to changing environments with epigenetic mechanisms that allow adaptation to the new physiological conditions. Specific epigenetics and biochemical studies are essential to understand the effect of long spaceflight on individuals health and on plant cultivation surviving and adjusting to gravity levels different from the Earth.
More than 650 people have already visited the International Space Station opening new avenues for inspiration and innovative initiatives on Earth. Soon, other missions will take place that will get us closer to living in the outer space.

A round table will discuss current plans, issues, and new studies for living in the outer space.

Chair
Giuseppe Macino, Professor Emeritus, La Sapienza University, Rome

 

Speakers
Veronica La Regina, CEO, Nanoracks Europe

 

Paolo Nespoli, Astronaut, ESA

 

Michele Morgante, President, Italian Society of Agricultural Genetics

 

Stefano Piccolo, Professor, University of Padova

COFFEE BREAK

11.00 – 11.30

MONITORING LOW EARTH ORBITS

11.30 – 12.30

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The term Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is used to define the area occupied by all satellites that do not exceed 2000 km (1,200 miles) above the Earth’s surface. This proximity to Earth makes them ideal for very high speed, low latency communications, and minimal power budget. However, LEO is very populated and can represent a threat to future space operations. The presence of Near-Earth Orbit and Debris getting accumulated will result in high risks of collisions with spacecraft with loss of capability, income, and even loss of life. Therefore, there is a strict need to take preventive measures to monitor LEO and prevent more debris in space with proper supervision while adopting policies for decluttering/cleaning-up space.

A round table will highlight the news which drove the quick-running evolution of the institutional and private involvement in monitoring LEO and discuss what will come next by introducing new potential stakeholders and initiatives.

Chair
Ettore Perozzi, Science and Research Directorate, Italian Space Agency, ASI

 

Space Sustainability Rating Announcement

 

Speakers
Luciano Anselmo, Research Director, Space Flight Dynamics (SFD), “Alessandro Faedo” Institute of Information Science and Technologies

 

Gino Bucciol, Business Development Director, Officina Stellare

 

Patrizia Caraveo, Research Director, National Institute for Astrophysics, INAF

 

Alessandro Comune, VP of Global Supply Chain, Satellogic

 

Ricardo Conde, President, Portugal Space Agency

 

Charles Galland, Policy Manager, ASD Eurospace

 

Simon Seminari, Principal Advisor, Euroconsult

INSPIRATIONAL TALK

“Space Economy: Building up Our Future”

12.30 – 12.45

 

Simonetta di Pippo, Director, Space Economy Evolution Lab (SEE Lab), SDA Bocconi School of Management

OPENING STUDENT CHALLENGE & POSTER SESSION

12.45 – 13.00

LUNCH BREAK

13.00 – 14.00

KEYNOTE “THE MOON GENERATION”

14.00 – 14.30

 

David Avino, CEO, Argotec

FROM EARTH TO MOON

14.30 – 15.30

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In a few decades, travel to the Moon will be ordinary. However, the way to bring humanity back to the Moon is not a given. The lunar exploration program is the chance to enhance the use of new innovative technologies and systems, to learn how to sustain human life in extreme environments, and to foster collaborations at a global level. From the operative point of view, using common interfaces and modular architectures optimizes design and resources, facilitates the addition of new partners, and increases safety. At the same time, it is an enabling tool for consolidating international relationships and guaranteeing a solid and sustainable growth of the whole program.
In the current scenario, the Moon destination catalyzes the involvement of private actors willing to invest their own funds in specific lines of activity with potential economic opportunities in the short-medium term. Every company can play a valuable role in supporting Large System Integrators, which have new chances to consolidate and update the value chain and be more competitive globally.

A round table will present running actions, new stakeholders, and updated schedules.

Chair
Roberto Formaro, Director of Programmes, Italian Space Agency, ASI

 

Speakers
Bertrand Baratte, Space Director, Air Liquid

 

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

 

Bernard Foing, Director, EuroMoonMars

 

Oscar Pozzobon, President and CEO, Qascom

 

Sam Scimemi, Special Assistant to the Associate Administrator for Human Spaceflight, NASA

 

Elodie Viau, Director, Telecomunications and Integrated Applications, European Space Agency, ESA

MANAGING RISKS

15.30 – 16.30

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About 1000 operating Earth Remote Sensing Satellites allow a constant and high reliable monitoring of the globe and can provide added value in all terrestrial applications. Managing risks from space and monitoring locations in near real-time is now possible, with response teams analyzing and interpreting visual intelligence to rapidly gain an understanding of potential losses, particularly when responding to catastrophic events. Artificial Intelligence algorithms are, indeed, key in deriving meaningful information derived from satellite, aerial, and drone imagery and have increasingly become part of disaster response.

A round table will highlight innovative solutions and introduce new commercial stakeholders for monitoring and preventing disasters from space.

Chair
Andrea Taramelli, Senior Project Scientist, Istituto superiore per la protezione e la ricerca ambientale, ISPRA

 

Speakers:
Fabrizia Buongiorno, Coordinator of the INGV Centre for Earth Observation from Space, COS

 

Matias Campos, CEO & Founder, Astralintu Space Technologies

 

Candace Johnson, Chair of Advisory Board and Partner, Seraphim Space Fund

 

Geraldine Naja, Director for Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement, European Space Agency, ESA

 

Antonella Peresan, Senior Seismologist, National Institute of Oceanography & Applied Geophysics, OGS

 

Luca Rossettini, CEO, D-Orbit

COFFEE BREAK

16.30 – 17.00

SPACE WEATHER: EFFECTS AND THREATS

17.00 – 18.00

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Much like terrestrial weather, space weather results from a complex system driven both by the Sun and events much closer to Earth. The Sun has a changing magnetic field millions of times more than on the surface of the Earth, which releases abundant energy and material resources and forms active regions affecting life on Earth. Monitoring space weather and understanding the driving parameters which generate impacts both in space and on Earth is crucial to be able to manage potential threats and generate effective services. In recent years, the awareness that the space environment around Earth is becoming of ever-increasing importance for the successful operation of commercial, government, and national security infrastructure essential to the Nations has risen. It is time to prepare the countries to deal with technological vulnerabilities to changing conditions in the Earth’s space environment (Space Weather). Such vulnerabilities are well documented in numerous reports and research papers, from the U.S. Space Weather Transition Architecture Plan to the National Security Space Architecture Report of the U.S. Department of Defense.

A round table will discuss opportunities for local services and potential new stakeholders for the current institutional projects responsible for monitoring and alert systems.

Chair
Davide Cipelletti, Brigadier General, Ministry of Defence

 

Speakers
Roberto Aceti, CEO, OHB Italy

 

Krystal Azelton, Director of Space Applications Programs, Secure World Foundation, SWF

 

Pierfrancesco Coppola, Colonel, Ministry of Defence

 

Carla Filotico, Partner, Spacetec

 

Jean-Jacques Tortora, Former Director, European Space Policy Institute, ESPI

COCKTAIL DINATOIRE

20.30

DECEMBER 3, 2022

FROM INSPIRATION TO INNOVATION

09.00 – 10.00

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For many years outer space has been a place for dreamers, pioneers and experts. Today it is the place to be to enhance innovative, cost-effective, and reliable support for life on Earth. The space sector is, indeed, experiencing significant mindshare growth. The rise of more scalable and innovative business models democratizing access to the space sector and the user’s access to products from space data contributed to developing a more customer-oriented approach.
In the current scenario, both institutional and private investors are deeply involved in the process of providing solutions for achieving sustainability targets and can promote a cross-fertilization and open innovation strategy.

A round table will present successful initiatives, open issues, and the potential evolution of market conditions and users’ needs.

Chair
Mauro Piermaria, Director Programs and Strategies at Space Office, Office of the Prime Minister

 

Speakers
Marko Bertogna, Professor, High-Performance Real-Time Lab, University of Modena

 

Giuseppe Borghi, Head of the ESA Φ-lab Division, ESA

 

Andy Court, EU Manager Unit Industry, Principal Business Developer, Space and Scientific Instrumentation, TNO

 

Guillaume de la Brosse, Head of Unit, Space innovation, Start-ups and Economics, DG DEFIS, European Commission

 

Claudia Kessler, Visionary Founder Space Ambassador, CEO Astronautin GmbH

 

Vittorio Loreto, Professor, University of Rome and leader of the SONY Computer Science Labs, Paris

 

Angela Natale, President, Boeing Italia

KEYNOTE “MISSION TO PLANET EARTH”

10.00 – 10.30

 

Simonetta Cheli, Director of Earth Observation Programmes, European Space Agency, ESA

THE SPACE AMBASSADORS

11.00 – 12.00

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Digitisation in support of European economic development is becoming increasingly relevant and the key enabling technologies play a pivotal role in its attainment. The full integration of satellites with 5G/6G terrestrial networks and technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI), will improve connectivity and provide powerful commercial solutions to support the digitisation of numerous non-space sectors with ad hoc use cases. The race for digitisation enables not only the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but also the fulfilment of the Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) criteria as well as the many European technological roadmaps, Insurance, Agriculture, Transport and Mobility are the sectors that see unprecedented development looming on the horizon thanks to the ever-increasing integration of digital and space technologies: from smart contracts to the synergic integration of block-chains, from risk assessment to monitoring environment and landscape.

A round table will discuss the needs, the experiences and the visions of key players of the sectors that assume the role of Space Ambassadors to identify the challenges and benefits derived from the exploitation of integrated business applications in the frame of the New Space Economy.

Chair
Lorenzo Scatena, General Secretary, FEA & ESA Ambassador Platform for Italy

 

Speakers
Luigi Carrino, President, Aerospace Cluster, Campania, DAC

 

Uli Fricke, CEO, Triangle Venture Capital Group

 

Gianluca Lorenzi, Head, Reale1828

 

Rita Rinaldo, Head of Strategic Partnership, ESA

 

Raffaele Riva, Head of P&C Business, Swiss Re

SPACE FOR SUSTAINABILITY: A GLIMPSE ON IAC 2024

12.00 – 12.15

 

Erasmo Carrera, President, Italian Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics, AIDAA

AWARDS CEREMONY

12.15 – 13.00

 

Pitch Competition

 

Student Challenge

 

Technology Transfer & Space Economy Award

FINAL REMARKS & NEXT STEPS

13.00 – 13.15

 

Rodolfo Guzzi, Chair, NSE Conference

 

Alberto Tuozzi, President, E. Amaldi Foundation

FAREWELL APERITIF

13.15 – 15.30

The Changing Earth

Space Pollution

Human Health

Space Ventures

Highlights

Opening Ceremony

Round Tables

Panels

Keynotes

Inspirational Talks

Pitch Competition

Student Challenge

B2B

Thematic events

Space Economy Award

Participants

Heads of space agencies, high-level officials and executives

Policy and decision makers

Finance and legal experts

Industry representatives and innovators

Astronauts, scientists, engineers and specialists

Researchers and academics

Young professionals and students

Members of the press

*the programme may be subject to variations

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