Barcelona conference

“During last week’s Barcelona conference, famed Michio Kaku, born January 24, 1947, the American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science (science communicator and author of the best selling books, Science of the Impossible, Future of Humanity, Physics of the Future and Visions) and professor of theoretical physics at the City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center addressed the nature of Gravity when asked by our co-founder, André…”



The concept for the Institute of Artificial Gravity ( was originally conceived in the mind of Andre Vanyi-Robin, during the year 1988, when he was 17 years old. Recognizing that in the near future we would be traveling into space as a society, Andre realized we would need a way to mimic the earth atmosphere’s effects on the body. Having discussed this proposition with a friend from his Brazilian jiu Jitsu school, Jonathan Loewy, the two realized they could make this idea into a reality. The Institute of Artificial Gravity was founded to develop technologies that will simulate the effects of gravity for the health and habitation of humanity in Space. The founders created a project that will advance humanity´s ability to live and operate in Space, by providing technologies that can be used by governmental space agencies and aerospace companies.

Mr. Andre Vanyi-Robin

Mr. Andre Vanyi-Robin (President and Co-founder) is a serial entrepreneur and Cofounder of Lokcom. This Barcelona based dynamic entrepreneur has always been driven by passion…maybe too much. André has leveraged his information technology and venture capital experience to build and grow and support startups during the last twenty years. French-Hungarian, born in New York, André graduated from State University of New York, College at Geneseo, and pursued an MBA from the Graduate Business School of the University of Miami. Co-inventor of one US patent and co-author of the Spanish language book: “I failed, so what?” André´s passion for Space and scientific discovery drove him to help take “the leap into space” while finding ways to “stay grounded”.

Mr. Jonathan Loewy

Mr. Jonathan Loewy (CEO and Co-founder), raised in NYC, is a philosopher and lifelong martial artist, always with science and creative endeavors on his mind. He studied Political Science and History at the London School of Economics, graduating in 2005. He has worked in Finance, Real Estate, Online Marketing, and Energy, but finds himself most comfortable as an entrepreneur and creator of new technologies that make the world a better and more fun place to live. His free time is spent learning spoken and computer languages.

Jim Van Laak

Jim is a semi-retired executive with experience in the Air Force, DARPA, NASA, and FAA. Asked to join NASA as part of the return to flight from the Space Shuttle Challenger accident, he participated in the bottoms-up recertification of that system. Later work on Space Station Freedom and talent as a system engineer led to his being selected as one of the original leader/designers of the International Space Station Program. Seeking greater understanding of our new Russian partners, he became Deputy Director of the Shuttle-Mir Program that put 7 Americans on the Russian Space Station Mir. He played a critical role is guiding the program through the aftermath of a major fire and collision with a Progress vehicle, building the partnership needed for ISS. Following that historic effort, he was the unanimous choice to serve as Manager of Operations for the ISS Program, overseeing all on-orbit assembly and flight operations during Phase 2, the Assembly Critical Phase. Later, he was asked to join the FAA as Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation to guide regulatory and operational approaches to commercial human space flight efforts. Jim retired from the FAA in 2014 but remains active as a consultant and volunteer working to solve complex problems.

Xavier Vilasis-Cardona

Xavier Vilasis-Cardona is Vice-Dean for the Doctoral School and full professor at the Engineering Dept. at la Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull. He leads the DS4DS (Data Science for the Digital Society) research group, is member of the LHCb collaboration (CERN) and coordinator of the Experiment Control System of the calorimeter of LHCb. He is also member of the IEEE Cellular Nonlinear Networks and Array Computing Technical Committee. He is director of the Master Universitario en Data Science. He got a Physics Degree from Universitat de Barcelona in 1989 and a Physics PhD from Universitat de Barcelona. He is also PDG (Programa de Dirección General) by IESE. He has been FPI fellow from the Ministerio de Educacion y Ciencia (1990-1993), assistant professor at Universitat de Barcelona (1994), analyst at Aplicaciones en Informatica Avanzada (1994-1996) and from 1996 on he is at La Salle, Universitat Ramon Llull. He has directed 8 PhD thesis, 9 competitively funded research projects, published more that 200 journal papers and contributed to more than 50 conferences. He actively participates in outreach activities and lectures. He has been research coordinator at La Salle, URL (2003-2008), Deputy Project Leader of the LHCb Calorimeter (2012-2014), and Chair of the IEEE Cellular Nonlinear Networks and Array Computing Technical Committee (2013-2015). Previously lead research groups are LIFAELS (Lab. d’Instrumentació per a Física d’Altes Energies La Salle – 2003-2014), GR-SETAD (Grup de Recerca en Sistemes Electrònics, de Telecomunicacions i Anàlisi de Dades – 2014-2017). His research interests and expertise are Particle Physics, HEP, Data Science, Data Analysis, Neural Networks, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.

Venkataramana Vijay

Venkataramana Vijay is a practicing Heart Surgeon and Boeing 747 Pilot with a keen interest in Aerospace Medicine and Commercial Space Transportation.
A New Yorker from the late 80s, Vijay was born into and educated in Medicine in South India. He trained in General Surgery at the Mt Sinai School of Medicine and in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, where he subsequently held Faculty positions.
Vijay has also been involved in Biomedical Research as the Director of the Cardiovascular Research Labs at the Einstein College of Medicine. He has over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and six Cardiovascular Device Patents.
He is currently a Trans-Oceanic 747 Pilot and Administrator of Flight Operations Quality Assurance and a Staff Surgeon. His free time is spent in Research projects on Commercial Space Transportation, Zero Gravity and Artificial Gravity.

Anas Amlou Knidel

Anas Amlou Knidel is an Aerospace Engineering student at UPC (Barcelona) in his final year. He is passionate about new innovative technologies, traveling, and sports. His proactive nature keeps him learning about all the engineering and scientific fields and participating in different innovative start-ups and entrepreneurial projects. In addition, he participates in a UAV company’s foundation and supports social impact programs and sustainable civil applications through drone technology.

Anna Martínez

Anna Martínez is an Aerospace Engineering student in her last year at ESEIAAT, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona). Since childhood, her passion has been science and technology. At 12 years-old, she was accepted in the program Estalmat, a project run by the Royal Academy of Exact, Physical, and Natural Sciences of Spain. There she learned advanced maths and physics. In her final year of high school, in the Argó program of the Universitat Autònoma de Catalunya, she designed a cruise speed system using Matlab and Simulink. She also works with a Spanish Airline on airworthiness issues.

Christian Jane Ippel

Christian Jane Ippel is a Spanish and Dutch national. He is passionate about technology and sports. Currently, he is pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering in ESEIAAT, UPC (Barcelona). Chrisian is in his Junior year. He has received a distinction in electrical circuits. He is also working on a project building an unmanned aerial vehicle for the UAV Outback Challenge-Australia contest. Christian, with his science background, played an integral part in the theoretical development of the technology.

Eduardo Ignacio Ortiz Tosta

Eduardo Ignacio Ortiz Tosta is a global legal advisor & consultant, with a Law Degree issued by Universidad Monteávila. Former associate of the law firms Baker & McKenzie and Travieso Evans Arria Rengel & Paz, member of the Legal Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce, and LAW Oil & Gas Committee of the organization Lawyers Associated Worldwide.

He is an expert in Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Law and holds a Master in Business Administration Degree issued by Geneva Business School. He advised national and international companies in corporate transactions, conducting due diligence and legal audits; preparing strategic designs for commercial contracts; structuring and executing corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures. He has supervised the preparation of legal opinions regarding commercial and corporate matters, related to foreign investments and transfer of technology, exchange control, and national and international commercial transactions for many Fortune 500 companies.

In the aeronautics industry, Eduardo was one of the legal representatives and advisors of Iberia, Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A., Delta Air Lines, Inc., and Aerovías de México, S.A. de C.V.

He is currently holding the posts of Chairman of the Student Services Global Committee, Student Services Manager & Career Development Advisor in Geneva Business School, Barcelona, Spain Campus.

Renata Nadalutti

Renata is a production engineer that is passionate about innovation and technologies.

She pursued an MBA from Warwick and ESADE business schools. In addition, she has a postgraduate degree in Marketing from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.

She has worked for Google, Oracle, and ARM, and has lived in the United States, England, China, and Spain.

At Google, she created a website community, and she started a Youtube channel to record videos about new solutions (when this concept was not so popular) that have a greater and significant impact for the business. Because of this innovative approach, she received many awards.  She loves to help businesses to grow, and she is excited for the great future in space ahead!



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