Giulio Busulini is an independent senior consultant 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, D.C. In that position, he worked with leading U.S. federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Homeland Security, as well as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), giving him an exceptional understanding of the operation of the U.S innovation system. Reflecting this experience, he is now an adviser to the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at George Washington University (GWU) and a visiting scientist at the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Italian Research Council (CNR). He also serves as adviser to institutions including the Italian Ministry of Defence; the Space Economy Evolution Lab and DEVO Lab of the Bocconi School of Management (SDA); the Italian national cluster on advanced manufacturing, Fabbrica Intelligente; and the Italian Cybersecurity National Lab. He has also been engaged as a strategic consultant in the national security domain between the United States and Europe. He has recently acted as a strategic consultant to the CCO of Leonardo S.p.A. (defense and space). At the invitation of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Mr. Busulini also serves as member of the Roundtable on Global Science Diplomacy. 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 an MA in security and defense studies.