Space for SII – Space for Innovation Impact


Roma, 16-12-2019 

Sala Cassini, Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, Via del Politecnico snc, 00133 Roma (IT)

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The space sector continues to grow inter alia due to increasing demand from both commercial and institutional markets.  In an era of profound digital transformation the lastand recently concluded European Space Agency (ESA) Ministerial Conference – Space+19 outcome made a decisive step forward in strengthening space in the digital age. 

Within this context, the Italian Space Agency is pleased to host at its own premises in Rome, on the 16th December 2019, the workshop “Space for Innovation”, organized in cooperation with ESA. The focus will be on show-casing how space assets can contribute and impact society and its economy. The main vertical sectors such as energy, cultural heritage and infrastructures will be addressed. ESA Business Applications Space Solutions (BASS) has supported economic operators in the development of sustainable solutions in a variety of sectors, ranging from energy, 5G,  cultural heritage and smart cities.

Several representatives from user communities and institutions will contribute their views regarding new challenges in their areas of competence. ESA BASS is keen to present the current and upcoming opportunities for industry to pursue innovative ideas, addressing user needs in the context of the new digital age for the benefit of the citizens.


09h30 – 09h45 - Welcome (G. Saccoccia, President ASI)

09h45 - 10h00 - Welcome (M. Vaissiere, Director ESA)

10h00 - 10h15 - ASI Challenges and opportunities for Italian space applications following ESA +19 (A. Tuozzi ASI)

10h15 – 11h00 - Energy 

Key note Speech: Circular Energy and outlook in the energy sector (Italian Ministry Economic Development, MISE)

  • “Maintenance and Recovery of High Voltage Electricity Transport Systems” GridWatch by Smart Structure Solutions
  • MOWGLI “MicrO reneWable Grid for ruraL Indian areas” by i-EM


11h00 – 12h00 Infrastructures

Key note Speech: New business models for innovation in the infrastructure sector (ENEL Head of Innovability, E. Ciorra)

  • DEDALOS SAT “ Distance Extended Device for Accurate Land Observation  SATellite Communications Extension ” and ASSURE “Accurate Solution for SUrface movements with tRusted E‐signature ” by Spaceexe SRL 

11h45 - 12h00 Coffee Break

  • SCIRES  “ Supporting Critical Infrastructures Resilience from Space ” by Planetek

12h15 - 12h35 - Key note Speech: Innovation and Social impact  (P.Pisano, IT Minister for Digitalization and Technological Innovation)


12h35 - 13h20 - Cultural Heritage

Key note Speech:  The challenges related to preservation and conservation of cultural heritage
(A. P. Recchia , General Secretary Ministry for Cultural Heritage )

  • RECIPE “ REsilience in art CIties: planning For Emergencies ” by Parco Ostia Antica e NEXT


13h20 - 14h20 - Lunch


14h20 - 14h35 - Innovation and collaboration opportunities in the context of ESA Business Applications (ESA Head of Institutional Applications Projects R. Rinaldo)


14h35 - 15h45 Smart cities and safety

14h35 – 14h50  - Key note Speech: Smart cities and innovation (V.Raggi, Mayor of Roma Capitale)

  • CBRNe “  Space Fly MultiAgent ” Vigili del Fuoco e RPS Aerospace srl 
  • CountFloors by Ticinum Aerospace 


15:45 - 16:00 “5G for L’ ART” (P. di Vito, ESA)

16h00 - 16h30 Satellite technologies for education and media

  • 16.00 - 16.15 - FullView SAT  by DBW
  • 16.15 - 16.30 - ONE Class ! “ Open Network for Education ” by Openet


16h30 - 16h45 - Conclusions (ESA/ASI)

To register for the event click here


05 December 2019
Last updated at 07 January 2020 - 10:02