Elena Carpanelli
Elena Carpanelli is a Research Fellow in International Law at the University of Parma. She holds a Ph.D. in International Law from the University of Milan-Bicocca, a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of Parma, and a LL.M. (Adv.) in Air & Space Law from the University of Leiden. In 2011, she worked as an intern at the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and at the Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights. She is currently cooperating with McGill University on the “Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space”.


Leonardo Maria De Rossi
Leonardo Maria De Rossi is Research Fellow of Information Systems at SDA Bocconi School of Management and part of the core team of the “Digital Enterprise Value and Organization” (DEVO Lab). He has participated in research projects with private companies in the tech consulting industry, as well as with international academic institutions like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research activities focus on digital transformation and in particular on Bitcoin and blockchain technologies and their impact on the business community.

He is author of several international academic papers, books and reports, among which (i) A Structured Framework to Assess the Business Application Landscape of Blockchain Technologies, (ii) The Blockchain Journey. A guide to practical business applications, (iii) An empirical statistical model to estimate the value of a cryptocurrency network. The bitcoin case, (i) Toward a blockchain business model continuum.



Lorenzo Ferrario
Lorenzo Ferrario is the Chief Technical Officer of D-Orbit. While studying to get his B.Sc degree in Aerospace Engineering, Lorenzo worked as Propulsion Team Leader for the ESA European Student Moon Orbiter (ESMO) program. He holds double M.Sc. degree in Space and Aerospace Engineering, awarded with honors at Politecnico di Milano and Politecnico di Torino; between 2013 and 2014 Lorenzo has been a student research fellow with a focus on plasma propulsion at the University of Princeton, NJ. Alumnus of Alta Scuola Politecnica (class of 2014, graduated with merit), Lorenzo is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Aerospace Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano. In 2011, still a student, Lorenzo joined D-Orbit in its early days as Mission Analysis Engineer, and started working full-time in 2014 as System Engineer, to finally become CTO in May 2016, at the age of 27. As CTO, Lorenzo leads the technical enterprise of D-Orbit, coordinating an ever-growing team of highly-skilled engineers and technicians in the effort of innovating and disrupting the space industry. Lorenzo has been a space-enthusiast and a wannabe-astronaut since forever; married with Veronica, he loves travelling, backpacking, scuba-diving, board games and heavy metal music, and is two-times Lightsaber Combat World Champion. In 2018, Lorenzo entered the Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list for his work as Chief System Engineer on InOrbit NOW, D-Orbit’s innovative CubeSat launch and deployment service.

Dr. Lorenzo Scatena
Dr. Lorenzo Scatena is Managing Director of the Fondazione E. Amaldi where is responsible, among others, for finance for innovation and relationships with investors and member of the Board of Directors. He has been Ambassador of the ESA Business Applications Platform for Italy in the time frame 2017-2018. From 2008, he is also General Director at Research Consortium Hypatia where he developed his background in technology transfer.


Lucia Bonventre
Lucia’s professional career started soon after she obtained a Master’s Degree in Law at LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome (2008-13). For several years she has been working in different law firms and she specialized in matters related to International Law, Intellectual Property Law, Civil Law and Administrative Law attending many courses and post-graduate masters such as Technology and International Politics Specialization Course at IAI – Institute for International Affairs (2019), Executive Master in Open Innovation and Intellectual Property at LUISS Business School of Rome & SAA School of Management of Turin (2018-19), Postgraduate Master in Space Institutions and Policies at SIOI Italian Society for International Organization (2018), Postgraduate Specialization School for Legal Professions at La Sapienza University (2013-15). She currently works as Research Grant Holder at the Italian Space Agency – Innovation & Technology Transfer Unit.


Mattia Barbarossa
Mattia Barbarossa is a high-school student passionate about space exploration. As CEO, CTO, and founder of the space startup “Sidereus Space Dynamics Srl”, he is the youngest space entrepreneur in the world. He won the international competition “Lab2Moon” in 2017, developing with his team an experiment to measure the radio-shielding capacity of biomasses on the Moon. In 2018 he won the international competition “ESA Space Exploration Masters Astrosat Huntsville”. He was awarded with an office at the Arizona State University and fundings for his company. He tries to make people aware of the importance of science and space exploration and aims at contributing to the progress of space sciences and technologies.


Mattia Pianorsi

Mattia is a Research Fellow of Banking and Insurance at SDA Bocconi School of Management. His collaboration with SDA Bocconi began in 2015 where he has been involved in applied research projects for corporate and financial institutions. He has dealt with risk management topics deepening the analysis of risk valuation models. He is teaching coordinator of national and international custom programs for senior executives. Currently, Mattia is the teaching assistant of Financial Management and Corporate Banking, Financial Management and Financial Markets, and Structured and Project Finance courses at Bocconi University. He was also academic tutor of the CEMS (the Global Alliance in Management Education) project work for ESA (European Space Agency). 

Since 2018, he has been working as permanent researcher at SEE Lab (Space Economy Evolution Laboratory), a multidisciplinary research lab of the SDA Bocconi School of Management focused on the analysis of the space industry. Within the SEE Lab, Mattia has enlarged his academic interests addressing venture capital investments and start-up development with the main objective to create an innovation program for space endeavors. At the same time, he studies Public-Private Partnership models from a financial perspective to better address issues derived from space exploration programs.  Many of the activities he is involved in are available on the SEE Lab website (https://www.sdabocconi.it/seelab). Now, he is carrying out research on Moon mining economic sustainability with a first publication as a co-author. (Sommariva, A., Chizzolini, B., Gori, L., Pianorsi, M. (2020). The economics of moon mining. Acta Astronautica). 

In 2015, he was appointed as project supervision at Cuora Consulting, a non-profit management consultancy (a Bocconi University student association) offering pro-bono consulting services to non-profit organizations focused on developing a better community. 

Mattia obtained an MSc in Management in Bocconi in 2014. He attended the Executive Management Program in Banking in 2015 and the Teaching Excellence Program in 2017, both at SDA Bocconi.



Eleonora Lombardi
Eleonora is Technology Transfer and Integrated Applications Officer at Fondazione E. Amaldi. Previosuly she has been project manager at at the Research Consortium Hypatia, managing the European Space Agency’s Ambassador Platform for Italy and coordinating Hypatia’s activities into the Horizon 2020 programme “SpaceUp”. She is in charge, among others, of defining cross fertilisation activities, scouting new and innovative funding opportunities and supporting the quality of projects by Italian companies applying to the programmes in the frame of the New Space Economy. Graduated in International Relations, with a specialisation in International Space Law and Policy, she also holds a second Master’s Degree of Economic Intelligence. Eleonora collaborated with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Paris Sud following the award of scholarships. In Paris, she joined the Strategy Department of the European Space Agency and Eurisy, a non-profit association of European space agencies to support satellite applications’ end users.



Paolo Lunghi
Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano, at the Aerospace Science & Technology Department (PoliMi-DAER) since 2018. His major research topics are Autonomous GNC systems for spacecraft planetary landing, Vision-Based Navigation, Hazard Detection and Avoidance systems, Adaptive Guidance, and Trajectory Optimization. He got his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at DAER at the beginning of 2017, with a thesis titled: “Hazard Detection and Avoidance Systems for Autonomous Planetary Landing”. Since 2014 he has been a Teaching Assistant at PoliMi, in different Aerospace Engineering classes, at both bachelor and master level. Master Degree in Space Engineering in 2013 at PoliMi, with full marks. He is author or coauthor of 30 scientific papers on landing GNC, Hazard Detection, microgravity research.




Matteo Emanuelli
Matteo Emanuelli works as Senior Systems Engineer at GomSpace, a leading provider of turn-key solutions using nano- and microsatellites. Matteo is the technical manager for several programs in GomSpace, spanning from in-orbit demonstration spacecraft to a LEO constellation aiming to provide tracking and surveillance for aircraft and ships. Matteo is also Chair of Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), a global, non-governmental Organisation and professional network which aims to bring the views of students and young space professionals to the United Nations, industry, academia and space agencies. He has been involved in SGAC since 2011 in various roles: National Point of Contact for Italy, Co-Lead of the Space Safety and Sustainability Project Group and Regional Coordinator for the European Region.

Davide Maiarelli
Davide Maiarelli was born in Perugia, Italy, on March 8, 1971. He received the Laurea degree (cum laude) in electronic engineering from the University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy in 2001. From 2001 to 2015 he has been with Thales Alenia Space-Italy (formerly Alenia Spazio S.p.A.), Rome, as Senior Antenna and RF engineer, Antenna System Engineer and Project Manager. He worked on a number of commercial, institutional and research projects designing and developing satellite antenna systems and microwave passive components. He participated in several research activities concerning modelling techniques for microwave/antennas components and numerical EM methods, in collaboration with Italian universities. In 2015 he joined Space Engineering S.p.A. (Airbus DS Group), Rome, as Senior RF Engineer in the RF Passive components group, working as RF design, technical and program manager of several satellite components, feed chains and filters. Since 2017 he is the Head of the Antennas and RF Passive components division of Space Engineering.