Iniziative by


CDP Venture Capital

CDP Venture Capital is an asset management company with more than €3 billion in AUM that aims to make venture capital a strategic pillar for the country's economic development and innovation, creating the conditions for global and sustainable growth of the venture capital ecosystem.

Through the Technology Transfer Fund, CDP Venture Capital Sgr is anchor investor and promoter of the Galaxia National Aerospace Technology Transfer Hub.

Together with


Obloo Ventures

Obloo Ventures is a company specialised in the transfer of scientific research results into market leader deep-tech startups and products. Its team is composed by PhD professionals with tens of years of experience cumulated in venture capital investment and technology transfer, management of R&D at big multinational corporations and of scientific research. Obloo Ventures is the entrepreneurial partner and co-investor of the National Tech Transfer Hub in Aerospace, created by CDP Venture Capital, and is affiliated to Venture Factory S.r.l.  for the advisory to venture capital investment funds.

Scientific promoters

Politecnico di Torino

Politecnico di Torino was founded in 1906 and has its roots in the Technical School for Engineers created in 1859.

It is internationally ranked among the most important universities in Europe for engineering and architecture studies, with more than 38,000 students (out of which 19% are international students coming from 120 different countries).

Politecnico is a center of excellence for education and research in engineering, architecture, design and planning and it works in close cooperation with the socio-economic system. It is a comprehensive Research University where education and research complement each other and create synergies in order to address the needs of the economic system, of the local community and, above all, of its students.

Politecnico is committed to a strong internationalization process of its teaching, research and technology transfer activities: not only does it work in cooperation with the best universities and research centers in world, but it has also been signing agreements and contracts with important international corporations, as well as local businesses, meaning to be for the latter a focal point for innovation.

Politecnico di Bari

Politecnico di Bari - BINP

Polytechnic University of Bari is an Italian public University with a scientific-technological vocation that devotes particular attention to both basic and applied research activities, not only for the evolution of scientific thinking but also for the possibility of transforming it into innovation.

The University has more than 10,000 enrolled students (in the 2018-2019 biennium), 363 lecturers and 22 active accredited spinoffs.

Sapienza Università di Roma

Sapienza Università di Roma

Founded in 1303, Sapienza is the oldest university in Rome and the largest in Europe. Its mission is to contribute to the development of a knowledge society through research, excellence, quality education and international cooperation.

Università degli Studi di Padova

Università degli Studi di Padova

One of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe, founded in 1222, the University of Padua is today a large multidisciplinary university that focuses on professional training but with solid cultural foundations, with many courses offered in English and a major commitment to innovative and inclusive teaching. Its international vocation encourages mobility abroad for students and staff, and the possibility of pursuing joint degrees with the most prestigious European institutions. The University of Padua is a promoter of sustainable development in the areas of economic growth, inclusion and gender equality, and environmental protection.

Technical representatives



This is the European Space Agency, dedicated to the peaceful exploration and use of space for the benefit of humankind. Established in 1975, we work together with our 22 Member States to push the frontiers of science and technology, and promote economic growth in Europe. Space is the future and through ESA we are all part of it.


The Italian Space Agency (ASI), established in 1988, is a national public body with the task of coordinating and managing funds linked to all space activities, both at national programs level and for international collaborations, preparing and implementing the Italian space policy in agreement with the Government’s guidelines and the Interdepartmental Space and Aerospace Research Policy Committee (COMINT)

Technical Partners



I3P, the Innovative Companies Incubator of Politecnico di Torino, supports the creation and development of high-tech innovative start-ups with high growth potential, founded either by university researchers and students or by external entrepreneurs, providing strategic consulting services, coaching, mentoring, fundraising support and workspaces. Founded in 1999, I3P is a non-profit, joint-stock consortium company with 6 equal associates: Politecnico di Torino, LINKS Foundation, Finpiemonte, the Chamber of Commerce of Turin, the Metropolitan City of Turin and Fondazione Piemonte Innova.
The mission of I3P is to support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in order to enhance both economic growth and employment in highly innovative industry fields and areas, employing a strategy of collaboration with private subjects and institutions who are engaged in research and advanced training, in services for technology transfer, in the financing of innovation, in internationalization.


Lazio Innova

LAZIO INNOVA is the Lazio Region in-house company the Lazio Region that designs and manages measures for the benefit of SMEs, start-ups, public administration and research organisations.

It operates through the provision of grants, credit support, venture capital, business incubation and acceleration services, open innovation programmes, internationalisation services and networking services.

It provides technical assistance to the Lazio Region, with particular reference to the implementation of European and national programming and manages the “FARE Lazio” fund of funds, which is divided into several Sections, activated for the management of measures based on European Funds (2014-2020 programming and 2021-2027 programming) and on resources from the regional budget. “FARE Lazio” includes financial instruments to support access to credit, such as the Nuovo Fondo Piccolo Credito, the Nuovo Fondo Futuro and the Fondo Patrimonializzazione PMI, and financial instruments for intervention in venture capital, such as Innova Venture.

It manages the Spazio Attivo Network, design and collaboration venues where in-depth discussions on innovation and enterprise culture take place. Through the ESA BIC Lazio programme, it facilitates the use of space technologies and systems for innovative commercial applications (products and/or services).

Through the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) it also offers an integrated system of services to help companies identify new business, production and technology partners abroad and to support innovation.

Tech Advisors



Erre Quadro S.r.l. is an innovative SME, whose mission is to bring effective Natural Language Processing (NLP) solutions to the industrial sector. Thanks to its ability to achieve higher completeness and accuracy in analyzing technical documents than the current state of the art, Erre Quadro's software solutions (Innovation Reveal and KYD) are adopted by major industrial groups. In particular, Innovation Reveal allows for the analysis of patent data, even for strategic purposes, providing crucial support for technological landscape analysis, technological due diligence, and competitive analysis. This qualifies Erre Quadro as a technical partner of equity investment operators.



RES is the first Italian data-centric company. It offers "evolutionary innovation" solutions, services and consulting for pragmatic companies.

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MIB Trieste

MIB Trieste School of Management

MIB Trieste School of Management is an international Business School, founded in Trieste in 1988 on the initiative of leading companies and universities. The School develops training and research projects in all major areas of management. It offers a wide portfolio of programs, including MBAs, specialised English-language Master's programs, Executive Programs (MBA and Master's), Corporate Master's programs, and tailor-made training projects for companies and organisations. The programs are recognised and accredited by leading international Accreditation Bodies and attended by students from all over the world (103 countries represented so far). The Executive Education programs welcome hundreds of managers and entrepreneurs every year and cover a wide range of topics, from finance to business innovation, from insurance to general management to leadership, across the three training hubs of Trieste, Pordenone and Milan.
The School's new training projects focus on specialised programs with a focus on technology-driven business innovation seen from a managerial perspective. In this area, the flagship program is the Executive MBA in Business Innovation (EMBAIN).



LEF is an experiential training centre that helps companies to create innovative skills and retrain staff, but also a partner and accelerator in successful lean and digital transformation processes.
An environment that integrates innovation, technology, services and skills for manufacturing companies, technology solution providers, start-ups, institutions and schools.
LEF is the world’s largest and most integrated digital model company, with more than 180 use cases implemented in its more than 3,000 square metres of factory and office space.



Founded in Italy in 2003, BIP is a leading multinational strategy consulting company and employs more than 5000 people globally. Its professionals offer management consulting and business advisory services and support companies in the research and adoption of disruptive technological solutions.
Operating in 13 countries, BIP promotes innovation through its continuous ability to evolve with the different players of in the economic system. Its organisational structure, which enables guiding companies towards the process of innovation, is developed in Business Areas, operating in different industries, and on a Global Digital Platform composed of Centres of Excellence.
The headquarter is located in Milan.