Founding Partners

Italian Space Agency and Hypatia Research Consortium

 

Mission

The primary goal of the “Edoardo Amaldi” Foundation is to promote and support scientific research aimed at technological transfer, beginning with the space sector, as a fundamental tool for the Country’s economic development and as a source of innovation for the improvement of competitiveness, productivity and employment. The model of reference that inspired the Foundation is the Fraunhofer German Institute, which represents absolute excellence in technological transfer and in applied research.

Similarly to the Fraunhofer Institute, the Foundation will have public and private shareholders and aims to be a virtuous experimental model in which the public contribution is inferior to the private one, a public-private partnership best practice, the objective of which is to make this same model repeatable in other sectors as well as that of aerospace.

The Foundation aims to develop and provide availability of the results of applied research, produced by different public and private players, and to produce internal research activities. This approach, commonly called “open innovation”, on the one hand tends to speed up the acquisition of innovation by SMEs, putting the various researchers from different backgrounds directly in contact with each other, and on the other hand it reduces the costs of Research & Development.

The Foundation’s main activities:

- identifying and networking domestic technological excellences, public or private, as partners in order to build synergies that will strengthen individual characteristics;

- creating a network of complex technological infrastructures that accommodate research and development laboratories and make facilities available (expertise and equipment) in order to generate service flows also for external users;

- creation of a technological transfer accelerator;

- promoter and co-creator of innovative forms of financing in the area of technological transfer.

Legal status: Joint venture foundation

The Fondazione E. Amaldi website

‣ News

THURSDAY 09 DECEMBER 2021

IXPE mission: NASA and Italian Space Agency still together in space, with INFN and INAF’s made in Italy technology ‣

The space telescope, with three important, made in Italy instruments aboard, was launched at dawn. It will conduct studies based on X-ray polarimetry MORE...

THURSDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2021

BSC MALINDI, CONTRACT RENEWAL FOR THE KENYAN STAFF ‣

The new contract was signed today in Kenya, at the Broglio Space Centre MORE...

TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER 2021

Italy and Luxembourg sign memorandum on space cooperatio ‣

Marc Serres, CEO of the Luxembourg Space Agency and Giorgio Saccoccia, President of the Italian Space Agency signed today a Memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will serve to catalyze and significantly deepen cooperation between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Italy in the field of space MORE...

FRIDAY 01 OCTOBER 2021

ERMINe annual event on: The changing World ‣

5 - 7 October 2021 MORE...

MONDAY 19 JULY 2021

ASI at the EUSPACE Summer School ‣

New Space Economy & Innovation: paving the way for a sustainable future MORE...