Giuseppe Giovanni Daquino
European Defence Agency
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Giuseppe G. Daquino is a nuclear engineer, with a PhD in nuclear and industrial safety and a Master in Business Administration. He has worked at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (EC), at the CERN in Geneva and, just before entering the European Defence Agency (EDA), at the Research Executive Agency of EC as Project Officer dealing with Space Research. In the latter context, he developed a long experience in project management, the portfolio being mainly composed by space critical technologies, including materials and structures, and enabling technologies for satellite communication.
Giuseppe Daquino is now the EDA project officer of materials and structures technologies. In this role, he contributes to the EDA European Synergies and Innovation Directorate initiatives aimed at defining capability-led priorities and projects, he moderates and steers the EDA Member States expert group (CapTech) in Materials and Structures and related electronic fora on the EDA Collaboration Platform, he liaises with the EC and EU Agencies, companies and industry associations involved in military and dual use R&T in the materials and structures area of responsibility. He is also responsible for the maintenance/update of the CapTech’s Strategic Research Agenda.