Space Economics: Challenges and Opportunities for Investment, Innovation, and International Partnerships

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St NW
Washington, DC 20008

A new collaboration between the George Washington University and SDA Bocconi School of Management

The Embassy of Italy hosted an event on September 13, 2018 entitled, “Space Economics: Challenges and Opportunities for Investment, Innovation, and International Partnerships”. Organized by the Italian Space Agency, the Space Economy Evaluation Lab of the Bocconi University School of Management, and the Space Policy Institute, the event included opening remarks by Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio, and keynote address by Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Scott Pace.

Discussion during the event highlighted the need for continued cooperation in space between the United States and Italy, and attention was given to the evolving industry of public and private players in space. In this view, the discussion focused on how different activities and practices will impact the space economy on an international level, and what can be done through partnerships to understand and impact the space economy in the future.

Following the discussion, the Space Economy Evaluation Lab of Bocconi University School of Management and the Space Policy Institute took action to continue cooperation, and signed a partnership agreement to collaborate and work together to address the challenges and opportunities of space economics.

Dr. Hertzfeld and Andrea Sommariva sign the partnership agreement.
From left to right: Andrea Sommariva, Dr. Hertzfeld, Scott Pace, and Ambassador Varricchio.
Roundtable discussion with Ignazio Droghini, Dr. Hertzfeld, Andrea Sommariva, Andrea Zanini, and Mike Gold.

Read more about the event from the Embassy of Italy.

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