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WIA-E Rome invites to event “How Space Drives Innovation and Economic Development”

Dear all,

we’re pleased to invite you at the next WIA-E Rome event in collaboration with the US Embassy.

“How Space Drives Innovation and Economic Development”

The event will be held on May 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Civil and Industrial Engineering Faculty of University of Rome “La Sapienza” (Room 1), via Eudossiana 18, Rome.

Dr. Danielle Wood, Media Arts and Sciences MIT Media Lab., will be our special guest.

Here the agenda of the event:

16:00 – 16:10: Welcome from the Conference Organizers

16:10 – 16:20: Greetings from from University of Rome ‘’La Sapienza’’

  • Speaker: Maria Sabrina Sarto – Director of the Sapienza’s Department of Astronautics Engineering, Electrical and Energy (DIAEE)

16:20 – 17:00: Keynote Speech

  • Title: ”The Role of Space Technology to Support Sustainable Development”
  • Speaker: Danielle Wood – Director of the ‘’Space Enabled Research Group’’ at the MIT Media Lab

17:00 – 17:50: Round Table

  • Moderator: Annamaria Nassisi (WIA-E Rome Local Group Co-leader and WIA-E Director of Communication )
  • Speakers:

− Maria Cristina Falvella, ASI – Head of Strategies and Industrial Policy Unit
− John Njoroge Kimani, President of Kenyan Space Agency
− Fabio Santoni, University of Rome ‘’La Sapienza’’
− Bernardo De Bernardinis, National Delegated to COPERNICUS User Forum and Coordinator of National User Forum
− Ezio Bussoletti, Space Advisor at the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

17:50 – 18:00: Time for questions and conclusion

Special thanks to the University of Rome “La Sapienza” for the hospitality and active partecipation. It is welcome your registration with your reference.

For more information see attachment. Looking forward to meeting you!

Best regards,

WIA-E Rome Local Group

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