Project: Planet Clean Up - Italian Creators of our Time Series
This conversation, part of the Italian Creators of our Times series, is with Luca Rossettini and Mauro Nardocci, the founders of two companies specializing, respectively, in cleaning the sky, D-Orbit, and the oceans, Seads (Sea Defence Solutions).
The pollution of our planet is one of the most pressing and difficult problems our society is facing. About 8 million tons of plastic enter the sea every year, and at this rate we foresee a future were, in the oceans, there will be more plastic than fish, by 2050. In the skies above us there are at least 7,500 tons of space junk, 'left overs" from old satellites, that represent a serious threat because of the risk of colliding with active satellites and/or space stations.
Italians are pioneers in the creation and implementation of technologies and devices geared toward environmental clean up, greatly contributing much needed solutions to this difficult and problematic issue.
Luca Rossettini is the founder and ceo of D-Orbit. He has a master in Aerospace Engineering, a master in Strategic Leadership Towards Sustainability, and a Ph.D. in Advanced Space Propulsion. He has always loved working in the space sector, so much so that he even applied for the European Astronauts Corp, positioning himself among the first two hundred candidates out of 10,000. But the call to be a serial entrepreneur was stronger, and in 2011 he founded D-Orbit, a company that offers solutions to eliminate the Space Debris.
Mauro Nardocci is a partner of SEADS and its Communication director. He has a bachelor degree in Computer Engineering and a master degree in Management Engineering. He has worked in Luxembourg, Singapore, Germany, and of course Italy. He is also an executive coaching, and leadership expert.