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Space Factor ITA ep. 03 – Giovanni Sylos Labini

Giovanni Sylos Labini co-founded Planetek Italia in 1994. Credit: Planetek Italia

Welcome to Space Factor, the new  podcast mini-series presented by SpaceWatch.Global in collaboration with Dassault Systèmes Italia, the leading agency supporting the creation, simulation and production of space systems.

Our aim is to connect space leaders with aspiring students and innovative thinkers in the Italian space sector. We have chosen to produce Space Factor in Italian to foster a local and direct approach to discussing space and its societal benefits.

In our third episode we met with Giovanni Sylos Labini, the CEO of Planetek Italia. Giovanni  has a degree in physics and has collaborated with NASA, worked at ASI, was an Italian delegate for ESA, and  for several years he was a lecturer  in spatial information systems at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice.

In this episode he told us about his personal journey,  how Planetek was born and the difficulties the company had in the early ’90s, when the word start-up did not even exist. Enjoy your listening!

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