Space Economy and Open Innovation Advisor - Partner VC Fund
Mr. Dave started his career as an IT specialist between Italy, USA and India before managing EU co-funded R&D and Tech. Transf. (TT) initiatives representing public organizations (e.g. Italian Min. of Econ. Dev., Regional Innovation Agency, etc) and private entities focusing on interaction between Res. and Ind. He designed, launched and directed the “Innovation and TT” Unit at ASI (Italian Space Agency) working on New Space Economy topics, namely start-ups, risk finance and IPR, before becoming Open Innovation advisor to the president and coordinator of the ASI OECD team. He founded the first Space Economy advisory firm in Italy and is currently member of the board of Global Entrepreneurship Network Space, advisor of Polytechnic of Milan Space Economy observatory and of Italian Institute of Technology Space lab. Since 2022 he has been a partner of the VC fund ‘Star Tech Venture’.
Mr. Dave has worked in different sectors ranging from textile/clothing to footwear, from logistics to households, from FMCGs to Agro-food and acknowledged in the past as Strategy Advisor for Research organizations in pediatrics hemato-oncology and micro-nano fabrication. He is regularly invited as speaker to international events and lectureships.