6-10 September 2019

Pi School, Rome & ESA/ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

Organising Team

Here’s your organising team. For any questions on the event, don’t hesitate to contact us.

  • Sebastian Marcu

    Event Lead – CEO, Design & Data GmbH

    Sebastian Marcu is the Managing Director (with Björn Brockmann) of Design & Data GmbH. With over 15 years of experience as a Content Marketing expert he has developed creative media applications for organisations such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and EUMETSAT. He enjoys the challenge of developing new, innovative space concepts and is keen to support the “newspace” scene in Europe. He is leading the Ф-Week Bootcamp on behalf of ESA.

  • Ryan Laird

    Event Coordinator – Editor, Design & Data GmbH

    Ryan Laird is Editor at Design & Data GmbH. He studied Physics with Astrophysics MPhys (Hons) and has several years’ experience in science communication where he has promoted astronomy and space sciences at every level. He is a keen advocate for the space sector and has organised several creative space-related events. He is managing Ф-Week Bootcamp on behalf of ESA.

  • Johannes Walden

    Video-Producer, Design & Data GmbH

    Johannes Walden is a filmmaker at Design & Data GmbH. He studied Film and TV (B.A.) in Munich and has several years of experience in shooting all kinds of different media products for a rage of clients. This includes image films for companies, campaign, products as well as short movies, short documentaries and interviews. He is very keen to learn everything he can about the space sector as well to explore new ways of communicating with moving pictures.


  • Design & Data GmbH

    Design & Data GmbH is an award-winning crossmedia agency specialised in science communication and outreach solutions for science domains in general and the space sector in particular. Our services are designed around our customer’s needs.

    We help to increase the visibility towards various target audiences including stakeholders, investors, employees, media and the general public. We produce striking content marketing and crossmedia concepts and turn these into highly-polished visual products using any desired form of media such as video production, web development, animations, live streaming, social media and print production.