We believe Space can do more for Earth
Space4Impact wants to maximize the positive impact of Space technologies on Earth by linking New Space companies to non-space markets.
The New Space sector is a fast-growing market, boosting the historical institutional Space exploration programs into commercial applications. Bryce Space & Technology and Morgan Stanley estimates that the roughly $366 billion global Space industry in 2019 could surge to over $1 trillion by 2040. At the same time, Space applications, such as Earth Observation (EO) and geolocation, increasingly play a key role when it comes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Meet the Team
Gaetan is a tech transfer officer at the Space Innovation business unit from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).
Gaetan is promoting New Space technologies for novel applications
Head of Operations
Nina recently graduated from the business school HEC Lausanne and previously studied at the hospitality management school (EHL).
Nina has a background in business analytics, marketing and event organization
Andrea is the co-founder of the Swiss company Micos – “Engineering for Remote Sensing”. At Micos, Andrea works as a senior system engineer and is responsible for sales & business development.
Andrea has recently conducted an executive MBA at EPFL
Adela has 15 years of experience transforming, accelerating and scaling large organizations, startups and businesses around the globe.
Adela is helping Space4Impact accelerate its growth and facilitate high tech startups-corporate & public sector collaboration, as well as helping organizations embrace sustainable innovation
Raphael is the founder of E2MC Space Ventures and possesses a unique blend of space and financial expertise. He has 20 years of global financial markets experience in M&A and investing, at banks and hedge funds.
Raphael is also the author of Hoch Hinaus, an introductory book on space business
Grégoire is the deputy director of Space Innovation at EPFL. From 2011 to 2020 he led the national activities for the Swiss Space center to develop key enabling space technologies in Switzerland. During this period he was a member of the Swiss delegation at ESA for Technology Harmonisation. Since 2020 he is leading the business development activities for Space Innovation.
Grégoire is supporting space innovation in Switzerland
Prof. Volker Gass is the Head of Space Innovation at EPFL. He moved to academia after more than 20 years of working in the space industry sector. From January 2014 to December 2017, he represented Swiss interests on ESA’s Human Spaceflight and Exploration Science Advisory Committee (HESAC).
His research is related to Systems Engineering as well as technology developments compatible with space environments.
José is the director of AP-Swiss, the ESA Ambassador Platform for satcoms and integrated applications with the Swiss industry. Previously he was the director of the Group on Earth Observations, the director of Earth Observation Programmes at ESA, and the deputy director for Research and Technology at CNES, the French space agency.
José is the architect of COPERNICUS, the global Earth monitoring programme of the European Union
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