SEE Lab | SDA Bocconi School of Management

‘Science and technology define the limits of what is possible. The realization of the ‘possible’ depends on the economic and political benefits to human beings here on Earth’.
Giovanni Bignami

A new kind of space exploration

Once, the space race was driven by nations and powered by innovation. 

Now, technological innovation alone is no longer enough. Global competition has created a fast-growing commercial space, one demanding a unique blend of scientific, financial, and business knowledge.

So how can companies, organizations, and institutions understand the special challenges and opportunities in this new frontier of commerce?

What Is The See Lab
What Is The See Lab

The SEE LabSpace Economy Evolution Lab of SDA Bocconi School of Management with its Founding Members Sitael, Space Alliance, Stellar Project, is a multidisciplinary research lab focused on analysis of the space economy. Producing knowledge on innovation and strategy for industrial and financial companies and public institutions, the SEE Lab pioneers a new understanding of the space economy.

 

Our mission is twofold.

 

First, to provide the latest insights of the economics and business of space to private corporations and public institutions that are space-oriented.

 

Second, to enlighten non-space industries and financial companies about the business and financial opportunities presented by the space economy, paving the way for them to develop interests within the space industry.

 

Ultimately, our goal is to equip public and private organizations with the cutting-edge knowledge they need to operate, grow and thrive in the space industry.

Our unique approach

The emerging space industry is highly complex. Fast-changing and experimental, it requires both a deep understanding of innovative technology and strong business acumen.

The value of the SEE Lab relies on horizontal skills:

 

key core competencies of SDA Bocconi School of Management and Bocconi University Faculty, Labs, Monitor, and Research Centers:

 

strategy

 

innovation and entrepreneurship

 

finance

 

international law

 

economics and statistics



key non-core sources of knowledge derived from established partnerships:

 

technology assessment

 

law and regulatory review

 

international space policy



The domains of analysis are centered on space economy in Earth and beyond Earth orbit.

 

The domains are investigated applying the key core competencies and the non-core sources of knowledge to vertical know-how:

 

economic impact

 

economic sustainability

 

risk management

 

market structure

 

technology innovation

 

policy intelligence

 

So that our clients can be confident of empowering their mission with the most insightful, cutting-edge and meaningful knowledge, enabling them to succeed in space.