Cecilia Hertz, founder and Managing Director of Umbilical Design, is a frequently booked speaker at seminars and events.
Cecilia Hertz is an expert within the fields of space technology transfer, industrial design focusing on design for outer space and extreme environments, as well as design strategy and management, concept design, sustainable city development and entrepreneurship.
Cecilia studied industrial design at the Lund Institute of Technology. In 1999 she was chosen to take part in a project called Star Design that the school was running, a project that took her to NASA and the Johnson Space Center in Houston. At NASA Cecilia and three students did their diploma work together and worked closely with astronauts on designing the interior of X 38 – the Crew Return Vehicle – planned as a space ambulance for the International Space Station (ISS), and her interest for space grew. Having finished her education, she started Umbilical Design, a company that now has been running for 15 years and that has had collaborations with ESA and NASA since its inception. Today Cecilia is a leading Swedish expert within the space sector and a successful entrepreneur. Cecilia is creative and strives to constantly thinking outside the box.
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