WHO WE ARE

Meet the team

Cyril Kubr

Cyril Kubr

Co-Founder

Cyril is the deputy director of the European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Switzerland.

Cyril is boosting high tech space startups in Switzerland

Grégoire Bourban

Grégoire Bourban

Co-Founder

Grégoire is the deputy director of the Swiss Space Center.

Grégoire is supporting space innovation in Switzerland

José Achache

José Achache

Advisor

José is the director of AP-Swiss, the European Space Agency (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

Adela Villanueva

Adela Villanueva

Venture Partner

Adela has 15 years of experience transforming, accelerating and scaling large organizations, startups and businesses around the globe. She strongly supports  space technologies and user-centered innovations. 

Adela is helping Space4Impact accelerate its growth and facilitate high tech startups-corporate & public sector collaboration

Gaetan Petit

Gaetan Petit

Co-Founder

Gaetan is a scientific advisor at the Swiss Space Center.

Gaetan is promoting space technologies

gaetan@space4impact.org

Edoardo Alberti

Edoardo Alberti

Consultant

Edoardo is the co-founder of the Swiss company Micos – “Engineering for Remote Sensing”. At Micos, Edoardo works as a senior system engineer and is responsible for sales & business development.

Edoardo is currently conducting an executive MBA at EPFL

Raphael Roettgen

Raphael Roettgen

Venture Partner

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, and has also been a fintech entrepreneur in Brazil.

Since 2017 Raphael is involved in the space sector as an investor and advisor. 

They support the initiative