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Joerg Kreisel

Joerg specializes in technology commercialization – with a strong focus on space – and has been involved in numerous primarily international activities in both space and early-stage equity finance since 1987 (i.e., support to the creation and early years of RapidEye). After pursuing a first career in space business he became venture capitalist in the […]

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Arianna Cagliari

Arianna Cagliari is the Business Development Manager and shareholder of PICOSATS, an Italian company specialized in the development of telecommunication systems for small satellites. In this role, she formulates and oversees the execution of strategies to expand PICOSATS’ business and represents the company’s interests at national and international events and to industry organizations.  She approached

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Heidi Thiemann

Dr Heidi Thiemann is a project manager leading the Cornwall Space and Aerospace Technology Training (CSATT) project at Truro and Penwith College, where her team is setting up space apprenticeships and training to launch the Cornish space sector. She’s also the director and co-founder of the Space Skills Alliance, working on analysing space sector data,

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Anna Gregorio

Anna Gregorio has a Laurea (from the University of  Trieste) & Ph.D. (Scuola Normale Pisa) in Physics, Master in Space Systems Engineering (TU Delft). Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Trieste, coordinating the instrument teams of large scientific space missions (Planck, Euclid) of the European Space Agency. Her h-index is 54, and she has

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Christiane Llaca

Christiane Llaca has International strategic planning and operational experience across EMEA, North and Latin America, she has worked with different multinational companies collaborating with stakeholders at all levels. Christiane will use her organisational knowledge to ensure continuous improvement of processes and responsiveness. Education profile: Bachelor’s Degree – Finance and Administration, Technical Diploma – Solar Energy

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Nicolas Peter

Nicolas Peter is Policy Liaison Officer in the Policy and Programme Coordination Department of the European Space Agency (ESA). Before that, he was Head of International Relations at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR, Deutsches Zentrum fĂĽr Luft- und Raumfahrt), one of the largest research organisations in Europe. Mr. Peter has also been working at ESA

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Elizabeth Seward

Elizabeth Seward has over 15 years of experience in the space industry and is a Senior Strategist for the Space Systems division of Airbus Defence and Space, responsible for the UK strategy across all areas of satellite manufacturing. Previous roles include leading the Earth Observation, Navigation and Science marketing team, thermal engineering and mission systems

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Xenia Pattberg

Xenia Pattberg is the Chief Communications Officer at Women In Aerospace Europe, contributing her expertise since 2018. With a rich background as a seasoned communications professional and (copy)writer, Xenia has collaborated with a diverse array of multinational companies, international organisations, and cultural institutions. She earned her BA in Business Translations, and pursued further studies with

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