Enrico Chesta

Enrico joined CERN Knowledge Transfer Group in 2010 and between 2011 and 2014 he has been the Leader of the Intellectual Property Management and Technology Transfer Section. He is Chairman of the EIROforum Working Group on Innovation Management and Knowledge/Technology Transfer and Implementation Officer of CERN-ESA Cooperation Agreement.

Before joining CERN he worked for more than ten years in the aerospace field at ESTEC (European Space Technology Centre) in Noordwijk aan Zee (NL), CNES (Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales) in Toulouse (F) and Stanford Plasmadynamics Laboratory in Palo Alto (US). He was mainly involved in the development of advanced electric (plasma and ion) propulsion systems for spacecrafts.

Enrico received a diplôme d’ingénieur généraliste from Ecole Centrale Paris (F) in 1998, complemented by an aerospace engineering degree obtained with honours from Politecnico di Torino (I). More recently (in 2009), he was granted an Executive MBA from ESC in Toulouse (F).

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