Paolo Bianco got graduated in Aeronautical Engineering in Turin (Italy) after having graduated as Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Cranfield University in the UK and having studied in prestigious technical universities across Europe. He started working with European Commission (EC) before graduation when he co-founded a European Economic Interest Group to run projects in response to EC thematic network calls.
After a period as a project management consultant, Paolo started his career in space at CGS (now OHB), Milan, Italy, then he joined Astrium, now Airbus, in Portsmouth, UK. In his role of space system engineer, Paolo has designed systems for Earth orbit and for interplanetary missions. Currently, most of such systems are flying while or being finalised for flight. In parallel as a technologist, Paolo has developed a wide range of diverse technologies for space and aerospace applications. This eventually became his main job as Global R&T Cooperation Manager for Airbus Defence and Space, with remit on UK and Asia-Pacific.
In 2015 he got involved in Quantum Technologies (QTs), investigating and assessing on how to use them in Airbus operation and products of Defence and Space division, where he currently works. He provided his view on QTs application to the European Parliament (STOA) and the House of Parliament (POST), consultancy research definition to the European Commission for the deployment of the QT Flagship (High-Level Steering Committee member). Currently, he is providing inputs to European Space Agency for QT adoption (as QT Space Report contributor).