IRIDE Mission logo development

Customer’s request

The satellite constellation – what will become Europe’s most important low altitude Earth Observation satellite programme – will be built In Italy and completed within five years with the support of the ESA – European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency thanks to PNRR resources.

This mission will support the Civil protection and other administrations to combat hydrogeological instability and fires, protect the coastline, monitor critical infrastructure, air quality and weather conditions.

ReMedia was involved in the design of the new patch, which describes the mission objectives in detail and at the same time aesthetically impressive.

Our solution

Inspired by the name of the mission, IRIDE, we developed three different graphic concepts, designing proposals that had has their starting point the ieris of the human eye, acting as a container for all the elements of the mission, in a circular patch.

The core elements of the project are:

  • The instruments and purpose of the mission.
  • The constellation of the satellites already in orbit over Europe, will play a key role in achieving the objectives.
  • The main actors of the mission: ESA, ASI, Italian government; the promotion of the patch production in Italy.
  • The place where the mission will be implemented, the area from Marocco to Denmark.
  • The services provided will be used for the protection of the earth and to achieve the purpose of the mission by promoting, developing, and expanding knowledge of scientific and technological research.
  • The future and innovation.

The above was represented graphically in the proposals for the Iride mission; even the colours used were not chosen randomly, but always aimed at recalling the objectives and constituent elements of the project, enriching the patch with meaning, and making it extremely eye-catching.

The proposal designed by ReMedia’s graphics team were put to a public vote via the italian government website and the social platforms of those involved in the mission, leaving the choice of the patch to the users!

Winning proposal, n°2:

The representation of Europe and the Italian flag are a reminder of the participants and the location of the mission, ESA, ASI, the Italian government, and the promotion of the patch’s production in Italy.

The decision to use different shaped lines surrounding Europe, stems from the idea of depicting the 48 satellites already in orbit, and distinguishing their different roles by representing the three types of use for the mission:

Even the choice of colours is not random; each of them has a specific meaning to represent the services and purposes of the mission:

  • Optical
  • Radar
  • Spectral (to be seen)

Even the choice of colours is not random; each of them has a specific meaning to represent the services and purposes of the mission:

  • Yellow: Coastal and marine littoral monitoring
  • Light blue: Air quality
  • Dark green: Land cover
  • Orange: Soil movement
  • Light blue: Hydro-weather-climate
  • Red: Emergency
  • Light green: Security
  • Blue: Water resources

ESA Commercialisation website

Customer’s request

Part of the ESA Commercialisation, Industry and Procurement Directorate, the ESA Commercialisation Gateway is the first and main entry point for anyone who wants to develop a business idea together with ESA. It provides several services for startups, space and non-space companies, aspiring entrepreneurs, institutions and investors.

Considering the growing value of this sector, the client needed to rethink its website from the ground up, with the goal of providing a true information portal to its users. 

A website with a modern, restyled interface that could be a beacon and light the way to business, providing links, tips, information, and key points of contact.

Our solution

ReMedia accepted this challenge with enthusiasm. The professionalism and commitment of the entire team made it possible to build a web portal full of information chiselled into a broad structure, modelling the project to best accommodate the large amount of information provided by the client and presenting it with clear and immediate navigation, so as to maximise its use.

All phases of the website’s design and development contributed to the unique and primary objective of making it a true reference point for anyone wishing to develop their business idea with ESA.

The first step in this exciting adventure was to dialogue with the client and guide him in shaping his ideas, striving to structure the inputs received in the form of a website map, capable of satisfying the client and at the same time being effective for users.

We then went on to analyse the client’s previous website in detail. Our team worked on breaking down and studying every single element of code and design, reshaping it or creating it from scratch for the purpose.

Afterwards, our team worked with passion and dedication to combine the retrieved information, modelling with creativity and utmost competence a design that was at the same time extremely attractive, modern, technological, minimalist and user-friendly.

The website wants to speak to its users, accompanying them according to their characteristics. The homepage welcomes users and invites them to start a journey together with ESA, shaping the recommended pages and proposed routes according to the characteristics and needs of each of them.

The ease of navigation is made even more effective by the constant presence of cross-references to other sections and articles on the website, which can guide users in their search for information and intrigue them with new content.

Another very important element of the website, to which our team paid particular attention, is the access to contacts, the help-desk and the ESA Commercialisation Gateway newsletter. The FAQ page and the contact form are made accessible at all times via an icon that accompanies users throughout their navigation. The newsletter subscription form closes the navigation of the pages, while news is present in many sections, acting as a link between themes and providing users with an extremely up-to-date overview of the latest news and trends.

The design of the entire website plays with the colours of the ESA Commercialisation Gateway, placing them in a spatial context and giving a ‘cosmic’ flavour to the interface, without sacrificing a touch of elegance. The different nuances of the customer’s offer blend with the shades of the colours themselves, accompanying and guiding the user through the different sections of the portal.

The main pages of the website sport bright, moving colours that attract and surprise users. In the inner sections and second level pages, colours become less pressing and aid navigation, delineating the navigable areas well.

Finally, the website was developed from a mobile-first perspective, making the entire portal perfectly browsable via any device with an internet connection.

It was a demanding and exciting challenge, which ReMedia was able to take up and face with professionalism and commitment, achieving an amazing result. This website is a living object, which will be constantly updated and improved in order to make it easier and easier to use and to make it an increasingly effective and useful medium for anyone browsing it.

ESA TDE 2021 brand identity

Customer’s request

ESA needs a new and original look&feel to convey the result gathered by one of its flagship technology development program: the Technology Development Element (TDE). The last two editions of it were produced as digital brochure, but with old fashioned style that couldn’t help ESA to provide the feeling of great innovation that the program is indeed bringing to Europe and beyond.
Moreover since ESA Ministerial 22 was next to come, the customer also needs a printed version of the brochure that could provide the same innovation mood that will be implemented for its digital edition. Last but not least, since TDE is a TEC program, the customer asked also to produce a layout able to be included in the same identity hierarchy.

Our solution

ReMedia proposes, for the 2021 edition, to create a new style for the brochure that – while recalling the new TEC look & feel, could show a more inspiring image of TDE and its tangible support to innovation. To achieve this goal, we suggest to have a digital edition with animations and few simple interactions enhanced by some 3D design items to provide a visionary perspective of the projects realised with the support of this program.

Living Planet Symposium 2022 event communication

The client’s request

In 2022 ESA holds in Bonn (Germany) the 5th edition of the Living Planet Symposium, the biggest conference in the world, entirely dedicated to Earth Observation. ESA needed a partner able to follow, support and supervise all the communication activities related to the event, including the support during the days of the symposium.

Our answer

ReMedia provides 360-degrees support by creating all the tools for the event promotion, all the venue decorations, gadgets, signage, and videos for the booths. Activities started in September 2021 with the design of the conference key visual and its related branding guide. The idea of the branding has been inspired by digital connections and big data concepts. In fact, this LPS edition was really focused on promoting sustainable cooperation in the EO domain, together with the use of all the most advanced big data technologies. Once the key visual was approved, the Earth Observation Graphic Bureau (EOGB) team of ReMedia started to design the website and soon after they started to produce other promotional tools such as graphics, animations and teasers for social media, and the layout for the web app.

In February 2022 two of our more experienced designers visited the symposium venue in Bonn to better understand the architecture of the spaces to be decorated and the ones that deserved to be highlighted.

As already done in the past, ESA decided to create a sustainable event, in fact part of the printed material was realized with recycled paper or very low impact print techniques, some gadgets were made of compostable material which after use can be planted in the ground, – e.g. the badge holder – and the traditional printed program was replaced by a more sustainable digital one and by a web application.

A great part of the job was represented by the customisation of the main ESA booths together with partner booths (DLR, EUMETSAT, ECMWF…) and this year, we were also committed to produce the commercial ones that were all around the ESA stand. 

The World Conference Center Bonn was decorated with more than 50 panels maintaining the same look and feel linked to the Key visual.

Also the video production was very fruitful in this LPS22. We produced more than 15 videos to be used during the speeches or to be run at the booths. 

We provided our support on-site before the start of the event working together with the architects and the organizing team to make sure that everything was going to work well! We kept on providing on-site and remote support, both to check the setup of the decoration for the whole Conference Center and to produce some last graphic material.

It was really a huge job that has given visibility to all the skills of our company and for which, one more time, we are grateful to ESA for the constant trust they have in our company.

How individual learning models and didactic methodologies will change the Coronavirus pandemic: The case of concurrent engineering


Numerous scientific research studies have addressed the impact of social interaction processes on the mechanisms that regulate the levels of individual learning and on teaching methods.
The role of social interactions is particularly evident in concurrent and collaborative environments, such as the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF), developed and successfully operating at ESTEC since 1998.
Concurrency and collaborative approaches are as much cultural as social mind-sets and a key factor in the success of concurrent engineering practices lies in establishing the right alchemy between technical challenges and social interactions.
The paper analyzes the effects on people’s processes and learning levels as a result of the transformations caused by the digital revolution and the global pandemic, highlighting some potentially positive evolutions.


Numerous scientific research studies have addressed the impact of social interaction processes on the mechanisms that regulate the levels of individual learning and on teaching methods.
According to these theories, individual learning, considering the human being, in a systems theory perspective, as a living system dynamically interacting with its environment, does not depend only on individual factors [such as “motivation to learn” (Mo), “emotional convolution” (Em) and “memorization processes” (Me)], but also on the effects of “social interaction” (Is).
The level of individual learning (Ai) depends on the multiplicative combination of individual factors and social interactions:

Ai = (Mo, Em, Me) * Is

As shown by A. Bandura [1] in his studies on individual learning processes and on the impacts from mutual observation between individuals, learning depends on those contents of knowledge and technical skills (“know-how”) that people acquire by observing others. In other words, learning is based, “inter alia”, on strong competing social interactions.
The role of social interactions is particularly evident in concurrent and collaborative environments, such as the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF), developed and successfully operating at ESTEC (Fig.1).

Figure 1: ESTEC concurrent Design Facility

Concurrency and collaborative approaches are as much cultural as social mind-sets and a key factor in the success of concurrent engineering practices lies in establishing the right alchemy between technical challenges and social interactions.
Nowadays we are faced with the need to reformulate our theories and best practices as a result of two paradigmatic and disruptive changes: the digital revolution on one side and the global social-economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the other. Both move in the same direction of change, amplifying its effects: virtualization/remotization of learning and working interactions and social distancing.
From a broad perspective, the pandemic, with all its tragic effects, is just accelerating an already existing societal transformational process: the progressive dematerialization and virtualization of many productive activities, mainly in the service sector.
The challenge we are now facing is that of extending this paradigm to activities highly dependent on intellectual interactions and knowledge-intensive: engineering, medicine, and education.


It might be useful to better define the meaning of three terms often used in this paper and to provide some definitions.
Concurrent engineering, as already stated, is a technical approach and mindset even before being a methodology. Concurrency means looking at the engineering of a product, system, or service with a truly systemic and holistic view, considering all aspects of the life-cycle: design, development, production, operations, logistics, and evolution (or retirement/disposal).
From a methodological standpoint, Concurrent Engineering (CE) emphasizes the parallelization of tasks (i.e. performing tasks “concurrently”) in the development of a new product and hence it is also sometimes called simultaneous engineering.
With its through-life perspective, Concurrent Engineering represents a drastically new paradigm shift as compared to the “traditional” engineering approach (also known as “waterfall” or “over-the-wall” approach), where tasks were performed sequentially and teams worked separately, in isolated “silos” (Fig.2).

figure 2: “Waterfall” vs. “Concurrent” engineering process

Collaboration among people is key to the success of a concurrent engineering process.
CE is intrinsically based on multidisciplinary teams, sharing a common teamwork culture, realizing good communication in a collaborative, co-operative environment and, we could even say, sharing the same empathy towards a common vision.
The role of collaboration in all contemporary industrial processes is becoming so important that a specific science, Collaborative Engineering, was developed as a practical application of collaboration sciences to the engineering domain.
Collaborative Engineering is defined by the International Journal of Collaborative Engineering as a discipline that “studies the interactive process of engineering collaboration, whereby multiple interested stakeholders resolve conflicts, bargain for individual or collective advantages, agree upon courses of action, and/or attempt to craft joint outcomes which serve their mutual interests.”.
It should be evident that Concurrent Engineering and Collaborative Engineering are not overlapping concepts and approaches, but that they support each other and are closely related.
The practical convergence of the “concurrent” view, more focussed on industrial processes, and the “collaborative” one, more focussed on people and human interactions, is in a Concurrent Design Facility (CDF).
The concurrent engineering approach is based on five key elements:

  • a process
  • a multidisciplinary team
  • an integrated design model
  • a facility (CDF)
  • a software infrastructure

It is in the physical facility, the CDF, that the non-obvious blend between technical and human factors has to successfully be realized.
This is quite evident in the definition of Concurrent Engineering that we have adopted for the Concurrent Design Facility is: “Concurrent Engineering (CE) is a systematic approach to integrated product development that emphasizes the response to customer expectations. It embodies team values of co-operation, trust, and sharing in such a manner that decision making is by consensus, involving all perspectives in parallel, from the beginning of the product life-cycle.”


The digitization of workplaces involves some notable changes that we could even define paradigmatic.  One of these is undoubtedly represented by the transformation of the physical workplace, based on the “atomic” dimension of reality, into a digital workspace where “places” are dematerialized and made up of “bits and bytes” [2].  Paradoxically, this profound difference between the two “worlds”, the physical and the digital one, makes possible practicing “social distancing” and “interpersonal digital approach” at the same time.  That is, someone can be in different physical places at the same time, but in the same digital space.
In this context, one of the elements that have aroused the most considerable interest from researchers is the effect of this radical change on organizational behaviors and in particular on cooperative ones.
Organizational behavior consists of how a person behaves within a particular organizational context [3], such as in a concurrent engineering facility. Organizational contexts influence individual behaviors and the final result may also be profoundly different from the natural propensity of the individual. For example, people with an aggressive and competitive attitude will necessarily have to “behave” in a different way to survive in a social and collaborative context.
Research in psychology has agreed, more or less uniformly, that among all possible models of behavior, even regardless of the animal species in question, the “cooperative/collaborative” one undoubtedly represents the behavioral modality that gives the highest chances of survival.  Even in moments of necessary competition, collaboration, and cooperation, albeit temporary, can represent a valid strategy of success (competing cooperation or “coopetition”, [4]).
Studies also show that cooperative/collaborative interactions between subjects, compared to the activities carried out in a competitive and individualistic context, promote the achievement of superior results and have shown that cooperation has positive effects even when in the workgroup there are simultaneously operating subjects with different professionalism and experiences.  It is, therefore, reasonable to note that during the performance of group activities, some critical soft skills relating to problem-solving and logical analyses increase in a recordable way, for the benefit of all team members. So individual performances are attested on the levels of individuals with superior skills [5].
 It is now a question of verifying what happens when the physical place of cooperation and interaction is missing, and a digital space replaces it.
First of all, we must state that the only area in which research in this sense has been conducted, and where it is possible to make a structured analysis of the literature, is the “education” sector and in particular that of e-learning.  The effects on the individual behavior of the adoption of digital solutions in learning processes have been experienced for a long time.
The organizational and methodological changes required in the passage from “concurrent engineering working place” to “concurrent engineering working space”, as mentioned, is paradigmatic. For this reason, we need to experiment with innovative organizational methods or otherwise see the numerous advantages of team-working vanish.
If we did not adopt any organizational measures, the individualistic dimension of the team members, now virtual, would tend to take over with all its charge of negativity which would reflect negatively on the overall performance levels.
In the digital working/educational group, it is necessary to keep under control with a great emphasis on all communication processes, that physical distance modifies in depth.
In real places, communication, which is the basis of the cooperation and collaboration process, is enriched by all the non-verbal (e.g. body language) forms of expression and sometimes we understand each other by merely crossing the gazes or observing a particular expression on the face of one’s interlocutors.
In online processes, all this vanishes, and we have to integrate the natural communication processes with some surrogate technologies and methodologies.
In our research and professional experience in the e-learning world, we have adopted some solutions which, albeit by modifying the work processes, can help to reestablish the right communication flows in a work context.
First of all, it is advantageous to include a new professional figure in the various organizational processes, which we have defined as a “process tutor”, to whom we can entrust the specific role of encouraging the development of adequate communication flows between operators.  The process tutor works, obviously online, in a proactive way.  This role will be entrusted to young people with professional competence in the domain under discussion, graduates with a couple of years of experience, extroverts, with adequate communication skills and with specific skills in the use of social communication tools.  The tutor also verifies the state of functionality of the teleconferencing system, intervenes in the work process, or the educational process if it is an online training activity, encouraging participation and stimulating communication flows between operators.
The tutor also has the task of monitoring the chat discussion between operators. He moderates ongoing discussions and directly intervenes when he can do so.  Alternatively, he may, if so deemed necessary, re-focus the work requesting specific attention on topics emerging from the interactions of the team members.
Technologies today also allow to record meetings, place subtitles and index their contents, so that they can be reviewed (which is typical of e-learning), but also reworked to identify, ex-post, any weaknesses or planning errors in the organizational processes, to identify best practices to refer to in the future.
The frequent use of the proactive tutor and the tools outlined can allow the recovery of the dimension of collaboration and cooperation between individuals, albeit in a different form.  In this way, following the theory of interpersonal motivational states [6], it is possible to establish a new form of collaborative behavior, called phylogenetic theory.  Therefore, behavioral styles change based on new experiences and can generate stable (ontogenetic) changes in individual behavior that will constitute, in the future, the new standard.
In conclusion, we believe that if, on the one hand, the digitization of organizational processes involves radical changes in individual behaviors, worsening the level of interaction between people, on the other hand, technological evolution and people’s ability to adapt might compensate this worsening of the organizational conditions [7].   Indeed, new work situations might emerge in which, in different organizational and operational forms, it is still possible to benefit from the advantages deriving from the cooperation between individuals.
What seems important to underline is that we must not try, in a simplistic way, to translate physical environments into digital ones, but rather to exploit all available new technologies and count on the limitless evolutionary adaptation capabilities of mankind.


In the last months, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the ESTEC CDF had to hold its activities and design sessions in a virtual set-up, with participants remotely connected in audio teleconference (video was not adequate to ensure a good connection quality, given the available internet connection bandwidth and the number of engineers involved.
The experience was challenging, but at the same time very instructive. It confirmed that drawbacks from working remotely were somehow acceptable at the purely engineering level, much more serious and penalizing in terms of the creation of a common team-spirit and interpersonal communications.
Problems were evident in the first phase of a Study (team creation), mainly due to the difficulty in building a common team spirit. In general, the process was less concurrent, lacking, for instance, the spontaneous, relaxed side discussions occurring between team members (e.g. during coffee breaks or at the canteen).
Experts motivation and engagement were as much as possible compensated by planning ad-hoc splinter meetings (as a surrogate to spontaneous chats) where the CDF Systems Team would approach specialists in smaller groups, discussing technical issues but also establishing a human connection that in the CDF would happen exchanging a glance at the right moment. The essential role of the team leader was confirmed and his contribution as a facilitator was further appreciated, both from a technical and a human perspective
The invaluable soft skills of the leader had to be re-invented, with a redefinition of the senses to be used: it was no longer possible to look at the faces of the team members, attempting at decoding doubts, frustration or excitement, but words, pace, tone of the voice became the most important tool for the leader guiding the team.
And all this happened without a preparation but with a strong motivation and resilience, and with the willingness to challenge a situation that nobody would have ever expected.
The team of Systems Engineers involved in CDF Studies and other concurrent activities during the pandemic made time to reflect upon the experience, deriving the following main lessons learned:

  • Remote Concurrent Design Sessions were feasible at an efficiency that is comparable to the standard “in-persona” ones, however this required a significant extra effort from the team. In particular, the Team Leader and Systems Engineers – in their role of Study coordinators – faced a significant overload, having to define new processes and ensuring smooth execution of the sessions with a thorough preparation. Some positive side effects were also experienced, e.g. more efficiency in getting written reports from experts.
  • The Systems Engineering team has identified elements that would have been useful to facilitate the remote experience and increased efficiency. In particular:
  • A good digital connection platform, compliant to the IT security policies (e.g. firewalls),
    • a. allowing high quality audio and video capability,
    • b. envisaging the possibility to share multiple presentations (as a substitute to the CDF multiscreen setup) and draw on the same canvas (as a substitute to the CDF SmartBoard),
    • c. including side chats to establish 1-to- connections between specialists when needed
    • d. enhancing breakout rooms for virtual splinter meetings
    • e. displaying agendas, record of decisions, highlighting actions, etc.

to make the design experience as real as possible, and relieving the Team Leaders and Systems Engineers from the logistics tasks, so to focus on the design;

  • Higher allocation of resources to the session coordinators – or ad-hoc facilitators – ensuring support to the virtual team, helping the team members in the resolution of all problems (mainly, but not only, technical and logistics) that could impair a smooth proceeding of the discussions;
  • A well-detailed set of working environment guidelines and process procedures for members of virtual teams (which the ESTEC CDF Team started working on already at the first study conducted remotely, for the benefit of the following one).

In conclusion, the “virtual” CDF experience was not negative. Activities were not impaired by the confinement, although requiring more effort in terms of worked hours; new ways of working were defined “on the field”; in some areas, an efficiency increase was noticed (report writing from specialists that could take advantage from flexible working hours).
The main challenge remains, as expected, that of re-establishing in a virtual team the human “empathy” (e.g. deriving from our body language) that is often a source of “storming” in the team creation phase, but also essential in achieving a shared focus to accomplish common goals.
“Human beings are an ultra-social species (…) and our nervous systems expect to have others around us” [8] to work better.
Coping with social distancing is a challenging task and even if the Covid-19 experience has shown and is showing that human beings can adapt to extremely difficult conditions, this induces stress which cannot be sustained for a long period without consequences.
Technology should support as far as possible every-day life activities conceived for a “non-confined world” alleviating from unnecessary stress, and it will surely evolve towards new applications when the pandemic will be resolved. Difficult to make predictions, but hard to expect that all will just go back as it was.


The paper analyzed so far the effects on people’s processes and learning levels as a result of the transformations caused by the digital revolution and the global pandemic, highlighting some potentially positive evolutions.
In this respect, the pandemic, with all its tragic effects, was just accelerating an already existing societal transformational process: the progressive dematerialization and virtualization of many productive activities, mainly in the service sector.
The challenge we are now facing is that of extending this paradigm to activities highly dependent on intellectual interactions and knowledge-intensive: engineering, medicine, and education.
Incidentally, in the space sector, the idea of “virtual” academies is not new [9] [10].
Space industries, space agencies, and other space-related institutions feel a strong need to increase their performance through a better qualification of their personnel. This need drives towards a growing effort in training and education programs, with a continuous learning approach. Furthermore, the space sector, which has traditionally been organized along technology and programmatic lines, is facing challenges that require integrated approaches, involving specific business and systems engineering mindsets. To meet these demands, several post-graduate educational programs on space-related subjects were started, particularly in Europe. Existing programs differ, however, substantially in scope and characteristics, coverage and focus, quality, and organization. More importantly, these activities are not coordinated.
With these motivations in mind, some years ago a Virtual Space Academy was proposed, to coordinate space education for post-graduate students and professionals and realize cross-fertilization between the programs to enhance and stimulate space education. The vision was based on a large use of all the available tools for e-learning, such as teleconferencing, webinars, video-recorded lectures.
During the pandemic, traditional universities have managed in a short time to replace the traditional classroom teaching with a virtual one, betting on the possibility to find a valid alternative, through e-learning, to those educational activities, for which the physical presence was considered so far a “sine qua non” requirement. 
The effectiveness of these educational/training approaches (as well as that of remote engineering) will depend on how they will be able to take into account the importance of social interactions. One possible way to enhance the emphatic involvement of individuals could be the adoption of innovative technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality. Along with technologies, however, innovative approaches (e.g. at organizational and methodological levels) will have to be conceived and explored.


Numerous scientific research studies have addressed the impact of social interaction processes on the mechanisms that regulate the levels of individual learning and on teaching methods.
The role of social interactions is particularly evident in concurrent and collaborative environments, such as the Concurrent Design Facility (CDF), developed and successfully operating at ESTEC since 1998.
The paper analyzed the effects on people’s processes and learning levels as a result of the transformations caused by the digital revolution and the global pandemic.
A number of precious and rather positive lessons learned were collected. Many challenging issues, however, still remain to be solved.
In conclusion, if on the one hand the digitization of organizational processes,  in concurrent engineering and in engineering activities at large, involves radical changes in individual behaviors, worsening the level of interaction between people, on the other hand, technological evolution and people’s ability to adapt might compensate for these drawbacks and open new promising perspectives.

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  2. Recchioni M. (2001). Formazione e nuove tecnologie. Tendenze evolutive tra organizzazione e mercato, Carocci, Torino;
  3. Fontana F. (1994), Lo sviluppo del personale, Giappichelli, Torino;
  4. Cozzolino A., Rothaermel F. T. (2017). Competing through Cooperation: How the Nature of Technological Change affects Coopetition, Academy of Management, New York;
  5. Johnson D.W, Johnson R. (1975). Learning together and alone: Cooperative, competitive and individualization. Englewood Cliffs, New York, Prentice hall;
  6. Liotti G. (2005). La dimensione interpersonale della coscienza, Carocci, Torino, 2005;
  7. Burke W., Recchioni M., (2010). Il cambiamento organizzativo, Angeli, Milano;
  8. Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD, Science Director of the Greater Good Science Center at The University of California, Berkeley;
  9. E. Gill, M. Lisi, M. Bousquet, W. J. Larson, “Virtual Space Academy”, 59th  International Astronautical Congress, September 29 – October 3 2008, Glasgow, Scotland;
  10. E. Gill, G. Chiocchia, B. Escuder, M. Lisi, H. Stoewer, F. de Bruijn, “Integrated Post-graduate Space Education and Training”, International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Madrid, Spain, 17-19 November, 2008.

ESA TEC Directorate website

The customer’s request

With more than 1000 employees, the TEC directorate is the greatest directorate of the Agency. Its activities cover all the branches of technology development, from its conceptualisation (years before its development) to testing, till the validation of all its quality standards. Unfortunately, at the start of this project, all these contents were spread on the main ESA website. Moreover the more technical information, for which a company or an Institutional interface such as a Member state, was in search of, was fully absent.

Our answer

Remedia replies to this request by giving life to one of its most big web project, made of hundreds of pages, massive interaction, clear content structure and easy navigation, and by creating a unique point of reference for all the potential audiences who intend to discover the multitude of opportunities provided by ESA to build new technologies. 
The development of such a big web project through which presenting – in a clear and engaging way – all these massive numbers of contents required very hard work, dedication, passion and high-professionalism to manage the right development steps and priorities. For this reason we started our work by designing the website content structure, and then we moved on with the definition of all the functionalities the website would need to meet its goals: acquire new customers and engage them to take an immediate action. Each page has been built to provide valuable contents and provide a direct contact with the TEC experts. Original 3D images have been also designed to give a very unique identity to the Directorate and enhance the value of the most important topics proposed.
To keep the website live and appealing we also produced a dedicated Content Management System, as a  fully customized – behind-the-scenes – project. We chose this solution in order to have full control on  the future evolution of the website and be able to adapt to any of the users requirements. Our solution is developed on a very stable and market-oriented framework called React. React is one of the fastest and modern technologies available. It works with a JavaScript library for building User Interfaces. It is fast, simple, and scalable. It is simply a JavaScript runtime. A lightweight, fast and modern way to execute code on computers. It is organised in building blocks: stored in libraries, localized, available for use everywhere. Every section of the website is configurable through these building blocks and manageable with flexible layouts via a component-oriented approach that will ease the possibility to change the contents, the structure and even the template of each single page.
Thanks to this solution and the careful design of the structure and layout, the website provides fluent navigation among different types of resources, texts and info.
Last, but not least, the website is fully responsive and browsable from any browsers, except from IE.

COP26: climate kit

Customer’s request

Cop 26 is the most important conference on climate all over the world. It’s a must for all scientists to be there to be updated on the most relevant results regarding the status of our Planet. Scientists and decision makers from an incredible number of countries (197) were expected in this edition of COP but the time to realise all the needed communication materials (presentations, social media animations, an interactive report), necessary to reach the different audiences, was incredibly short.

Our solution

ReMedia gave life to 28 pages of scientific contents, enriched with very attractive layouts and smart infographics in less than two-weeks time, thanks to the consolidated experience and very sophisticated design skills of its professionals working in ESA premises since 2002: the Earth Observation Graphic Bureau team. The most complete material realised for this occasion was an interactive brochure able to drive the audience among the most complex topics with a simple and straightforward approach. The concept of the cover recalls an eye’s iris: a watchful eye that keeps climate change under careful control. The inside pages provide strong visuals and infographics in support of the contents that explain the different results.

Three sections have been set to structure the overall content:

  1. UNDERSTAND: an explanation of what we call climate change and an introduction to the sources used to pinpoint the results gathered. Infographics are a very relevant part of this section and they have been used, in an animated version, also in social media to create ad hoc posts on COP 26.
  2. DISCOVER: Views of our Planet from Earth Observation satellites and analysis of these images are instead the main content of the Discover section.
  3. ACCESS: The last section provides direct access to the data to both professional users and the general public.

Less than two weeks to achieve outstanding outputs that you can judge with your own eyes downloading the report and looking at the following images of the other materials realised.

Discover ESA

The customer’s request

ESA welcomes thousands of visitors to its offices every year with events, Open days and various outreach and dissemination initiatives aimed at creating awareness for its activities towards the widest possible audience. Between 2020 and 2021, due to the pandemic, each event was obviously canceled, but the need to be known has remained even stronger than before. For this ESA has asked Remedia and ATG-Europe to create an interactive, engaging and innovative communication tool, usable from web and mobile to show all the activities of ESA and its offices, giving the appearance of a unique organization, in which each part is connected to the other and which it needs to carry out each task.

Our answer

For us at Remedia, the key to success of a project is listening to the client’s wishes and interacting with him step by step, throughout the cycle of the process, from conception to the final proposal.

A challenge began in November 2020, which from the very beginning has given our team of experts the opportunity to bring out their professionalism and competence and put in place an attractive technological solution, in line with the customer’s request.
In the development phase we have deepened and outlined, thanks to various meetings with the customer and internal brainstorming, the layout, graphics, contents and possible navigation methods of the platform.
Realistic colours and illustrations were privileged but at the same time recalling a sci-fi setting to enhance the style and identity of the project.

So was born Discover ESA, a digital and interactive application capable of explaining and accompanying the user in a simple and intuitive way to discover the world of ESA.
A virtual and engaging tour which only a video game can do, full of informative material and docu – videos, a journey to discover this amazing world!

To our great satisfaction, the project exceeded the customer’s expectations and Josef Aschbacher, General Manager of ESA, wanted to create an introductory and welcome video on the Discover ESA homepage in which he publicly witnesses his great satisfaction with our innovative platform!

Phi Lab brand development

Customer’s request

Philab’s purpose is to promote and implement innovative and revolutionary technologies for Earth observation.
It consists of two great sections: Explore office and Invest office.
The first contains within it different skills and ideas of researchers, ICT operators, innovators and its goal is to promote the analysis and study of EO data through new technologies;
The second triggers networking between stakeholders interested of investing in projects related to Earth observation.

Within the Invest office, the “Incubed” project was born in recent years: a co-financing program for public-private partnerships. It is in 2019 that our adventure in Philab begins, a challenge that has seen us committed to work on different fronts and to create communication tools capable of promoting and communicating, in a more structured way both inside and outside this reality, objectives and institutional identity through the use of websites, brochures and promotional videos.

Our solution

In November 2019 we started with the creation of the Incubed website, a useful tool to tell all the projects, the history, the actors involved, from the genesis of this important business and research reference point up to today.

We followed, listened to and accompanied the customer at all stages, from the conception to the development of the web site, starting from a guideline that allowed us to work along a well-defined and precise direction and with our own look & feel.
In a short time, a traditional website has taken on a graphical interface and a range of services and contents of a real reference portal enriched by sections dedicated to columns and news, tools for subscribing and sending newsletters, videos, document archives and useful links.

Parallel to the site project, promotional videos and 2D animation of the key visual were developed, with images and texts studied, published on the homepage of the web site and on the many institutional channels.
In July 2019 we made a product of extraordinary creativity with animations and infographics with a strong communicative impact … and the work is not finished yet!
We are continuing to update and optimize this extraordinary digital showcase more and more.
In January 2020, Philab’s Explore Office commissioned us a brochure to promote and make recognizable the faces, roles, innovative tools and case studies of the Earth Observation (EO) within the department.

We therefore began to develop this tool by proposing an attractive and highly engaging layout designed and conceived by our team that was able to translate customer inputs into information and a more versatile language.