Welcome to the Red Lab Project. Red Lab is a Research & Development incubator led by Serco in Italy which focuses on research and innovation in the space sector.

The Red Lab project

The Red Lab is a research hub which aims to strengthen Serco’s relationships with universities and research institutes and encourage cooperation in space research and innovation.Through the Red Lab, Serco will provide research opportunities in the field of Earth Observation and will host students and young scientists to conduct their research within Serco’s premises.

This will be an invaluable opportunity for young researchers to receive mentoring opportunities and gain industry experience, but also to contribute to support our existing operations and to foster innovation.

Research areas in Space

Space will be at the centre of the Red Lab activities and the main research areas will focus on the following Earth Observation domains: 

Earth Science

  • Atmosphere
  • Cryosphere
  • Biosphere
  • Hydrosphere
  • Geosphere
  • Geospace and space weather

Earth Observation sensors

  • Microwave sensors
  • Optical sensors
  • Spectrometer sensors
  • Hyper-spectral sensors
  • In-situ sensors

Space 4.0

  • Artificial intelligence and data analytics
  • Small satellites and constellations
  • Open science and education

Engineering and Management

  • Process and standards
  • Security
  • Health, safety and environment