About The Speaker
Bianca Cefalo is the Co-founder and CEO of Space DOTS Ltd - London-based italo-british New Space start-up - and the Director of International Business Development at Carbice Corporation - Atlanta-based deep tech start-up. Former Space Systems Thermal Product Manager at Airbus Defence and Space UK, where she led disruptive innovation roadmaps on Next Gen Telecommunication Spacecraft. Graduated in Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering at the University 'Federico II' of Naples, Italy – with focus on Spacecraft Systems, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Microgravity and SAR. To date, Bianca has spent over a decade between Berlin and London, driving development and qualification of space systems thermal management solutions, and contributing to the delivery of multiple interplanetary science missions and commercial spacecraft sponsored by NASA, ESA, DLR, UKSA and EU – including the NASA/JPL InSight Mars Mission, landed on mars in 2018. A Space Scicommer, Consultant, and Public Speaker - in July '20 Bianca founded Cosmica Space Consulting Ltd, pursuing her mission to inspire and empower the next generation of STEM leaders through creative sci-pop & scicomm projects. And in January '21 she co-founded & self-funded her New Space venture 'Space DOTS® Ltd', developing smartphone-sized satellites for on-demand and cost-effective orbital testing capabilities packed in less than 200g. Bianca also serves as committee member of the Women's Engineering Society in London and UK Artemis Adviser at Lunargistics US.