SGAC Italy

National Points of Contact Italy

Welcome to the country page of SGAC Italy! The main objective is to reach and connect students and young professionals in order to inspire Italy’s next space generation.

Italy had always an active role in space activities, now continued by the Italian Space Agency, universities and institutions, big and small companies, and the hearts of its people. Italy is the third contributor of the European Space Agency and hosts one of its facilities, ESRIN. Thanks to national and international contribution, exhibitions, conferences and the rise of the private sector the country is leaning more and more to the SGAC community.

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Young Space Activities Overview in Italy

The youth community is becoming increasingly active in promoting space activities and knowledge in the country. Skyward Experimental Rocketry, the European Association of Aerospace Students (EUROAVIA) and Sapienza Aerospace Students Association (SASA) are examples of this increasing involvement. SGAC Italy is trying to connect these different efforts in order to create a network and represent a more prominent voice when dealing with the institutions.

With this goal in mind, SGAC events organises events in Italy to cover several fields, like outreach, workshops, business competitions. Some examples are:

  • Italian Space Startup Competition (2019 – Milan, 2020 – Turin/Online, 2021 – Milan, 2022 – Naples)
  • NSE SpaceGen Track (Rome – 2019)
  • SpaceUp Rome (2015) and SpaceUp Milan (2016)
  • European Student Workshop (Padua – 2015)

Furthermore, gatherings for members of Italian SGAC community are organised on a periodic basis.

In 2023, Italy hosts the 7th Edition of the European Space Generation Workshop, in Bari.

Country-specific events in 2023

Events Name Event Host City Event Date SGAC link
Fifth Italian Space Startup Competition (ISSC5) TBC TBC  


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