Lorenzo Scatena is Secretary General at E. Amaldi Foundation. Previously he held the role of Managing Director, responsible for the Finance for Innovation and Business Applications business lines. Since 2017 he has been the Italian Ambassador of the European Space Agency for the ESA Business Applications program in Italy and since 2021, he has been the national contact point of the ESA InCubed+ programme. From 2008 to 2019 he held the role of General Manager of the Hypatia Research Consortium, deepening his experience in technology transfer, with particular attention to the energy and new materials sectors. Creator and mentor of investment tools, tech-accelerators and start-ups, he sits on the board of the Space Committee of the European Business Angels Network and is the author and co-author of several patents and scientific articles.