Michele Castorina

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            [0] => Michele Castorina owns a master degree in Electronics Engineering from University of Roma TRE and a master in International Business Engineering. In 2005 he started to work in the aerospace sector between Italy and the UK for a leading Italian aerospace company. During this time he had several roles in business development and corporate strategy both in space and in the avionics, electro-optics, UAVs lines of business.

In 2010 Michele joined ESA-ESTEC in The Netherlands working for the Telecommunications and Space Solutions Directorate; during this time he has focused on supporting European industry to develop downstream products and services using space assets.

In 2019 Michele moved to ESA-ESRIN to the Earth Observation Directorate Φ-lab Invest Office in order to support the development of the co-funded InCubed programme with the objective to help the commercial Earth Observation sector in Europe to flourish. Since April 2022 he is Head Φ-lab Invest Office at the European Space Agency. Today his main interest is to support the European industrial ecosystem (Space and non-Space related) to develop innovative and commercially sustainable products and services using Earth Observation solutions, connecting promising ideas with investors to generate growth for ESA member states.
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