Today, the space industry faces a global competition. The competitiveness of commercial corporates relies on new scientific knowledge and, thus, innovation. The process involves the architecture of a structured and coordinated ecosystem where universities, industries, and public institutions work closely in a long-term relationship. The SEE Lab has created its own ecosystem offering private corporates (large, medium, small), interested in the dynamics of the space economy, to join it as Founding Members. Supporting financially the Lab, the Founding Members, as associates of the SEE Lab, benefit from:



Strategic advisory as result of the produced knowledge;

Determination of annual research programs;

Unique ownership of research outcomes;



Participation as speaker at educational programs;

Exclusive treatment for potential tailor-made custom programs and coaching for the corporate;



Exclusive invitation for events and reserved seats;

Participation as speaker at events, even with international exposure;



Wider network through events and educational courses;

Organized restricted meetings with targeted purposes;


SITAEL is the largest privately-owned space company in Italy and a worldwide leader in the Small Satellites sector. With highly qualified employees and state-of-the-art facilities, SITAEL covers a wide range of activities in the development of small satellite platforms, advanced propulsion systems and on board avionics, providing turn-key solutions for Earth observation, telecoms and science.

Being one of the main players of the space economy, SITAEL is changing the way we conceive space products, both in the upstream and downstream segments. Thanks to its IoT capabilities, SITAEL provides competitive smart services for a wide range of applications. SITAEL belongs to Angel Group, an Italian holding world leader in railway, aerospace and aeronautics markets. For more information

The Space Alliance, founded in 2005, is a strategic partnership between Leonardo and Thales, the major industrial groups in the aerospace industry in Italy and France. It includes two joint ventures: Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space The complementary capabilities of Thales Alenia Space in satellite systems and Telespazio in the services associated with them enables the Space Alliance to respond effectively to the needs of the market, which today are increasingly focused on applications related to space technologies. Telespazio and Thales Alenia Space have a unique offering, ranging from communications to navigation, as well as scientific research and observation, enabling both companies to consolidate their position in the aerospace, defence and security markets. For more information

Stellar Project is an innovative startup and a spin-off of the University of Padova. It develops game-changing products, solutions and unique services to bridge the performance and reliability gap between nano/micro satellites and large spacecraft. Stellar Project focuses on ground-breaking innovation to provide a step increase in the capabilities of nano/micro satellites and accelerate the transition from traditional spacecraft architectures to highly capable and widely accessible miniaturized space systems, always with a high degree of care towards environmental sustainability.

Avio is a leading company in space propulsion. The company offers competitive solutions for launching institutional, governmental and commercial payloads in Earth orbit through its Vega rocket family. The expertise and know-how acquired in over 50 years, currently allow Avio to compete with the top players in the segment of solid, liquid and cryogenic propulsion for space launchers and military tactical missiles. Avio designs, develops, produces and integrates space launchers. The company develops and produces solid and liquid fuel propulsion systems and payload adapters. Avio develops the P120 C solid rocket motor for the first stage of Vega C and Vega E and as strap-on booster for the new European rocket Ariane 6. The company is part of the joint Italian-French-British program for the production of Aster 30, one of the most powerful and technologically advanced air defense missiles. Avio is also partnering MBDA Italy for the development of the CAMM-ER air defense missile, an extended range variant of the CAMM surface-to-air missile.