Technical Workshop for the Italian Day of Space in Switzerland – Space technology and sustainability: a challenge for the future


Event details

Date 16.12.2022
Hour 09:0013:30
Speaker J-P. Kneib (EPFL), L. Valenziano (Italian GC in Zürich), F. Avino (EPFL), I. Furno, F. Romano (EPFL), E. Chesta (CERN), G. Becker (Beyond Gravity), L. Piguet (Clearspace), D. Campi (Sydereus Space Dynamics) , T. Montaruli (Univ. Geneve), E. David., B. Gresse (TAS - CH), C. Colombo (PoliMi) V. Striano (DAC), G. Sylos Labini (AIPAS), A. Fasoli (EPFL)
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language English
This workshop is free but registration is mandatory for organisation purposes. Register HERE.
Space economy is a fast-growing sector at global scale. In particular, it is becoming a leading business and research sector in Europe. It is more and more important to develop new ideas and opportunities, leveraging on the strong competence of universities and research centers together with the solid support by space industries and the growing constellation of SME and start-up companies.
On the Italian Day of Space, eSpace- EPFL Space center, together with Embassy of Italy in Bern and the General Consulate of Italy in Geneva, are organizing this technical workshop to promote a network of collaboration between Italy and Switzerland, involving Academia and space industries, large companies and SME.
Starting from the presentation of new technologies, developed in Switzerland with a significant participation of Italian researchers, we present examples of how space can present opportunities for both for young engineers and scientists, and for companies.  As it becomes more and more crowded, the responsible use of space key, as will be discussed during a round table.
We invite researchers, engineers, space companies, start-up, students and all the interested public to join us in this technical networking event.

Programme :

9:00 - Welcome address | J-P. Kneib (EPFL), L. Valenziano (Italian GC in Zürich)

9:15 - Slip Ring Technology | F. Avino (EPFL)

9:35 - Helicon Plasma Thrusters | I. Furno, F. Romano (EPFL)

9:55 - From CERN to Aerospace: accelerating innovation and building transnational partnership | E. Chesta (CERN)

10:15 - Break

10:45 - Company/Research team short presentations | G. Becker (Beyond Gravity), L. Piguet (Clearspace), D. Campi (Sydereus Space Dynamics) , T. Montaruli (Univ. Geneve)

11:25 - Space Sustainability: which role for Italian and Swiss Academia and industry in a changing landscape? | Round table moderated by E. David. | B. Gresse (TAS - CH), C. Colombo (PoliMi) V. Striano (DAC), L. Piguet (ClearSpace), G. Sylos Labini (AIPAS)

12:25 - Conclusions and future perspectives | A. Fasoli (EPFL), L. Valenziano

12:30 to 13:30 - Networking light lunch


Practical information

  • General public
  • Registration required


  • Italian Embassy in Bern
    eSpace - EPFL Space Center


  • L. Valenziano
    Candice Norhadian