Ambasciata d'Italia - Londra, GRAN BRETAGNA

02/23/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2022 05:11

Space2Growth - An event to stimulate Italian and UK space collaboration as a catalyst for growth

On 28 February 2022 the Embassy will host a special networking event on Italian-UK space collaboration: "Space2Grow".

Time and Date: Monday 28th February 2022, 17:30 - 20:30

Location: Embassy of Italy in London, 4 Grosvenor Square, London, W1K 4AE

Space2Grow is part of Italy4Innovation, an original series launched by the Embassy of Italy in London to promote a more structured collaboration between Italian and UK innovation ecosystems.

Space2Grow is organised in close partnership with Telespazio UK, a subsidiary of Telespazio (a 67/33% joint venture between Leonardo and Thales), and will feature senior speakers and representatives from the Italian, UK and European Space Agencies, the space industry and academia.

The event will focus on promoting Italian and UK Space collaboration as a catalyst for growth.

The key topics to be discussed include:

• Italy and the UK are key contributors to ESA and international missions

• How can collaboration between Italy and the UK help to deliver the UK national space strategy?

• The critical role of innovation in space for future growth

• The role of space in sustainability (climate and responsible use of space)

The key speakers will be:

Rebecca Norton Price, Director of International (National Strategy and Collaboration) and Harshbir Sangha, Director of Growth, UK Space Agency

Alberto Tuozzi, Head of EU and EU Member States Relations Unit, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana

Luigi Pasquali, CEO, Telespazio and Space Activities Coordinator of Leonardo

Nick Appleyard, Head of Downstream Business Applications Department, ECSAT

Simon Reid, Chief Operating Officer, D-Orbit UK

Dr Anna E. Hogg, Associate Professor, University of Leeds

David S. Zolesi, Managing Director, Kayser Space LTD

Host: Mark Hewer, CEO, Telespazio UK

A formal invitation and an agenda will be circulated in due course.

- website of the Italian Space Agency (ASI)