Maria Cristina FALVELLA

Italian Space Agency (ASI)General Inspector President, Fondazione E. Amaldi • General Inspector

Maria Cristina Falvella is the General Inspector of the Italian Space Agency. She is a published astrophysicist with 30 years of experience in space science and leading space programmes. She studied and taught at Sapienza University of Rome and the ENS in Paris. Her activity ranges from space programs to industrial policy dossiers. Former Chair of the Industry Policy Committee of ESA, she represented Italy in discussions over the space agenda at the highest level in Europe, contributed to building international collaborations and brought forward and mentored Italian talents in the space sector. M.C. Falvella is also the President of E. Amaldi Foundation (F.E.A.), which promotes and supports applied research aimed to transfer technologies and new space economy.


The Global Conference on Space for Emerging Countries 2022

16-20 May 2022

Quito, Ecuador


International Astronautical Congress 2021

25-29 October 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States


International Astronautical Congress 2017

25-29 September 2017

Adelaide, Australia


The Global Space Exploration Conference 2017

6-8 June 2017

Beijing, China