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

MONDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2020

MARSIS, SALTY WATER BENEATH MARS’ SOUTH POLE CONFIRMED ‣

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TUESDAY 23 JUNE 2020

ALBERTO TUOZZI IS THE NEW INTERIM PRESIDENT OF THE GSA ‣

Alberto Tuozzi will hold the interim presidency of the GSA (European GSS Agency), the European Union Agency for the satellite navigation programmes, which is responsible for managing the Galileo and EGNOS navigation systems. MORE...

MONDAY 02 SEPTEMBER 2019

IKUNS NanoSatellite, a virtuous example of the Italo-Kenyan Cooperation in the Space sector ‣

The project was presented on August 24th 2019, during an event dedicated to Leonardo da Vinci MORE...

THURSDAY 22 AUGUST 2019

The “Board of Directors” of the Kenya Space Agency (KSA) visited the Broglio Space Center (BSC) in Malindi ‣

On August 13, 2019 a delegation of the Board of Directors of the Kenya Space Agency (KSA) visited the Broglio Space Center (BSC) in Malindi for a study visit to the base. MORE...