Directed by Giovanni Caprara, one of Italy’s most authoritative scientific reporters, the Galileo Festival will be presenting a series of public forums in which experts, scientists and entrepreneurs will be discussing three key topics related to the new frontiers of technological innovation: the space economy, robotics and artificial intelligence, and the applications of biotechnology in medicine.
On the occasion of the event, Giovanni Caprara led three video interviews with Franco Ongaro, Leonardo’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Carlo Cavazzoni, Head of Computational R&D and HPC Leonardo Lab, and Luigi Pasquali, CEO of Telespazio, in which they discussed the Leonardo Group’s work and the prospects for scientific and technological research in the fields of Aerospace, Defence and Security.
Franco Ongaro believes that some of the greatest challenges for technological innovation that Leonardo is currently facing revolve around two key issues: sustainability (particularly decarbonisation), and the development of the digital capabilities that will revolutionise the design and production of new products and services. As Ongaro notes, Leonardo has set up a network of laboratories (Leonardo Labs) to conduct basic research into issues of fundamental importance for the future: high performance computing, big data, artificial intelligence, advanced materials and electrification. An ecosystem of innovation that will also rely on solid partnerships with universities and research centres, as well as supporting start-ups in the company’s areas of interest, and sponsorship of PhD programmes.