Speakers at the event included the Belgium's Minister of Agriculture and SMEs, David Clarinval, Belgium's Secretary of State for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investments, Thomas Dermine, Italian Ambassador to Belgium, Francesco Genuardi, Coordinator of Space Activities at Leonardo and CEO of Telespazio, Luigi Pasquali, and CEO of Telespazio Belgium, Federico Rossi.
Telespazio Belgium, incorporated in July 2021, can rely on the experience it gained over the years within the Vitrociset group and, from today, it can also count on the competences developed by Telespazio in the sector of technological innovation applied to space services during its 60 year-long activity. In particular, in the area of integrated communications and satellite navigation, in geoinformation services combined with artificial intelligence and big data analytics, in space operations and in solutions for the new satellite constellations, in the field of space domain awareness and in drone services.
“In the Space industry, among other fields, there is a special collaboration - one destined to grow and strengthen going forward - between Italy and Belgium, as evidenced by the event that I hosted today at the Embassy, attended by the Secretary of State, Thomas Dermine, entrusted with space issues, and David Clarinval, Minister for Agriculture and SMEs. Space activities are becoming an increasingly important element of the European and global economic scenario and, through technological developments in the sector, contribute significantly to growth dynamics. World Space Week, during which today’s event was celebrated, offers an important opportunity to underscore the importance of the contribution that space, science and technology are making to improving the human condition, as well as the need to involve more women in this strategic sector. Through its productive, scientific and academic system, Italy is playing a significant role in this regard, ranking 3rd on a Europe scale and 7th on the world scene”.
Francesco Genuardi, Italian Ambassador to Belgium.
“It was an honour for us to have been hosted in the Italian Embassy in Brussels and I’d like to thank Ambassador Genuardi and all his staff for having given us the possibility to illustrate the work and the prospects of a new company like Telespazio Belgium. Over the last few years, the space sector in this country has played an increasingly strategic role thanks to the Italian government’s important and ambitious development plan for the industry. Telespazio Belgium has joined Telespazio, an international group with skills and professionalism developed over 60 years that aims to support Belgium’s ambitions in the field of space, both in the current programmes, such as Copernicus, EGNOS and Galileo, and in new and innovative areas of activity”.
Luigi Pasquali, Coordinator of Space Activities at Leonardo and CEO of Telespazio.