ISSC Webinar

Join us on November 9th, 2022 at 18:00 CEST for an exclusive Online Webinar Session (only for ISSC delegates):

“Elements and tools to create a

successful business in Space”

With the contribution of

About this webinar

Recently within the space and non-space industries is emerging the phenomenon of the Space Economy, characterized by the peculiar interaction between these actors belonging to different industrial sectors. This term includes all the activities that imply the commercial uses of space that derived from the Earth orbit and Outer Space activities, in turn creating benefits to society in the course of exploring, researching, understanding, managing, and utilising space.

In the first part of the webinar, the Space Economy Evolution Lab of SDA Bocconi will explore the current and future market opportunities and the related challenges of the space sector, focusing on the sectors of satellite services, in-orbit servicing and space exploration initiatives.

The webinar will follow with an in-depth analysis from the company Cenciarini & Co. that will share strategic insights on how to use the business model canvas and on how to deal with different types of investors through an effective elevator pitch.



“Space Economy and market opportunities” (15 minutes)


Mattia Pianorsi – SEE Lab-SDA Bocconi

Mattia Pianorsi is a Junior Researcher of the Space Economy Evolution Laboratory at SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Mattia coordinates research projects of the SEE Lab and is a Professor in space economy, delivering lectures for MBA and MEBI students. In the meantime, he is Learning Coordinator of custom programs for senior executives. He finally functions both as a Teaching Assistant for the course on Infrastructure & Project Finance and as an Academic Tutor for CEMS (the Global Alliance in Management Education) research projects at Bocconi University.

Within the SEE Lab, he has expanded his academic interests addressing venture capital investments and start-up development, especially in the space sector. His current research addresses the economic sustainability of emerging space ventures that target the cislunar economy with the intention of exploiting the lunar resources.

Mattia has co-authored “The Economics of Moon mining” paper published by Acta Astronautica – Elsevier which has presented at international space conferences. To carry out the activities of the SEE Lab, Mattia is working space commercial companies as well as space institutions, such as the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the European Space Agency (ESA). Finally, he collaborates with the European Space Resources Innovation Center (ESRIC) in Luxembourg and he is a member of Lunar Commerce and Economics Working Group (LCE) of the Moon Village Association.

Mattia holds a MSc in Management from Bocconi University and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Università degli Studi di Firenze. He also attended the Executive Management Program in Banking in 2015 and the Teaching Excellence Program in 2017, both at SDA Bocconi School of Management.

Clelia Iacomino – SEE Lab-SDA Bocconi

Clelia Iacomino is a researcher at SEE Lab (Space Economy Evolution Lab) of SDA Bocconi in policy impact analysis, market analysis and international business strategy.

She coordinated numerous research projects for space agencies, space and non-space industries and international organizations. She took part and coordinated to several training activities in the field of space economy, space policy and governance, satellite services (focus on: Telecommunication, Earth observation), evolution of technological trends and business strategies of space industries at an international level. She teaches in both Italian and in English in master, university courses and MBA.

Her research activities focus on: the impact of satellites services on demand side ( such as: agriculture, transportations, energy, insurance and telecommunications), technological trends regarding the on-orbit servicing, the impact of policy on corporate and international business strategy, space governance and european market fragmentation,knowledge sharing for innovation in a complex ecosystem, policy and business issues regarding the activities of Moon mining, economic theory applied to space debris scenarios and the role of the industries and public sectors of the sustainalibity of the Low Earth Orbit.

She is author of books and articles on space sector. Her works have been published in Il Sole 24 Ore, Airpress, Springer Books, Springer Brief in applied Sciences and Technologies and International Astronautical Congress. She has contributes to the Springer Book “Europe and the Global Space Economy – Institutional Challenges and Policy Solutions”, analysing policies and space economy programs of major space faring nations, particularly the Unites States and the present institutional set up in Europe.

Clelia earned a MSc Degree in in Political Science – International Relations from La Sapienza University and a Master in Space Institutions and Policies at SIOI (Italian Society for International Organisation), Rome. She is currently PhD Candidate in Management & Innovation at Catholic University of Milan.

“Business model Canvas and elevator pitch” (15 minutes)


Ilaria Cavalleri – Cenciarini &Co.

Ilaria Cavalleri is Academic Fellow at Bocconi University, teaching courses on entrepreneurship and corporate finance.She has 8+ years of professional experience in venture capital investments and 10+ years of experience in M&A at international level.Ilaria is Partner at Cenciarini & Co., an investment banking boutique that invests actively in Venture Capital, and Board Member at Startup Wise Guys Italy, a European accelerator in B2B SaaS, Fintech, Cybertech, and Sustainability. She is also Founder of, blog on the Italian startup ecosystem.

Q&A (15 minutes)

This will be the opportunity for delegates to have an exchange with the speakers on more specific questions that can, for example, concern an idea for a startup, a future innovation in the space sector, or even to clarify a subject that was explained during the presentations.


Previous edition of the ISSC Webinar Series

“A look into the startup journey: from establishing business planning pillars to scaling-up strategies”

in collaboration with 3rd Italian Space Startup Competition