Dr. Lorenzo Scatena is Secretary General of Fondazione E. Amaldi. Previously he served as Managing Director of Fondazione E. Amaldi responsible of two business areas: Finance for Innovation and Business Applications. Since 2017, Dr. Scatena is the Italian Ambassador of the European Space Agency for the Space Solutions Network, managing the Business Applications programmes. Previously, He served as Director General of Research Consortium Hypatia and co-founder and CEO of several companies. Mentor and founder of tech-accelerators and start-ups, he is author and co-author of several scientific articles and registered seven patents in the field of advanced manufacturing.