Giulio Busulini

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Giulio Busulini

Senior Advisor


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Giulio Busulini is a Senior advisor cooperating with a broad range of educational and scientific institutions in the United States and Europe.

From 2010 to 2019, he served as the Science and Technology Counselor at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC. In that position, he worked with leading US Federal Agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security, as well as NASA, NOAA, and the USGS, giving him an exceptional understanding of the operation of the U.S innovation system.

Reflecting on this experience, he is now a visiting scientist at the Italian Research Council (CNR), the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), and a Senior Advisor to the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University (GWU). He also serves as an advisor to the Italian Ministry of Defense and in the past to the Space Economy Evolution Lab – Devo Lab of the Bocconi School of Business (SDA), the Italian National Cluster on Advanced Manufacturing, for the ‘Intelligent Factory’, and the Italian Cybersecurity National Lab. He has also been engaged as a strategic consultant in the Natsec domain between the United States and Europe.

He has recently acted as a Strategic Consultant to the CCO of Leonardo Spa– Finmeccanica (Defense and Space). At the invitation of the US National Academy of Sciences, Mr Busulini also serves as a member of the Global Science Diplomacy Roundtable and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as a Senior Associate (Non-Resident) within the Renewing American Innovation initiative.

Before his appointment as Science Counselor of the Italian Embassy to the United States, he coordinated the Business incubator at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.  He holds a BA in Institutional Communication and a MA in Security and Defense Studies.