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About Us

Prima Sidera is an Italian startup operating as a tech platform in the heart of the Mediterranean region for critical minerals. We distribute polycrystalline silicon, gallium nitride, graphite, and tungsten, along with a variety of key materials for the Defense industry.

We serve as a strategic hub connecting international routes to Italy and continental Europe, as well as the United States, the African continent and the Middle East.

The startup originates from an idea by Mr. Carmine America, Founder & CEO.

Carmine America

Founder & CEO

Carmine America

Before founding Prima Sidera, Carmine served as a Board Member at Leonardo, Italian multinational company specializing in Aerospace, Defense and Security. Within the Leonardo Board, he was a member of the Nominations and Governance Committee, as well as the Sustainability and Innovation Committee.

Previously, he held the position of Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy on International Security and Defense. In his office, he was a member of the Advisory Committee for the authorization of exports controls, as well as a member of the Interministerial Committee for the attraction of foreign investments in Italy.

Before that, he served as Advisor for International Relations to the Minister of Economic Development and Deputy Prime Minister of Italy. At the Ministry of Economic Development, he was appointed as a member of the Committee for the Development of the Aerospace Industry and represented the Ministry in the National Space Council in Palazzo Chigi (2018-2019).

As an Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, he was a member of official delegations in bilateral meetings with numerous international counterparts, participating in meetings with the U.S. Secretary of State, the Secretary-General of NATO, and the Foreign Ministers of France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Turkey, Algeria, Lebanon, India, and others.

During his tenure as Advisor to the Minister of Economic Development in 2019, he participated in official meetings with the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of Energy. He also attended official meetings on Italy-USA cooperation in cyber security at the U.S. Department of State, the Pentagon, and the Department of Homeland Security.

Alumnus of Bologna Business School, Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA), he holds a postgraduate Master’s degree in Geopolitics and Global Security from Sapienza University of Rome, as well as a postgraduate Master’s degree in Economic Security, Geopolitics, and Intelligence from SIOI. He graduated in Law from the University of Urbino. He is also a member of the Councilors Program at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC.

Why choose us

We offer customized solutions with tangible impact for our clients:

Cost Reduction

We identify significant cost-saving opportunities within the supply chain and ensure that every expense is optimized to maximize profits.

Risk Management

In highly regulated industries like Defense, Aerospace and Security, risk management is crucial. We work to identify and mitigate risks associated with the procurement of critical raw materials, ensuring secure, sustainable, and resilient supplies.

Performance Improvement

Our work doesn’t just focus on costs but also contributes to overall performance improvement. We reduce lead times, enhance material quality, and improve operational efficiency.

Regulatory Compliance

We maintain compliance with safety laws and industry-specific regulations, allowing you to operate in a compliant and secure manner.

Competitive Advantage

By optimizing the procurement of critical raw materials, we help you achieve the highest competitive advantage in the market. More profitable contracts and customer trust are within reach.

Working Capital Optimization

We understand that tied-up capital can hinder growth and profitability. We work closely with your team to streamline procurement processes, reduce inventory holding costs, and ensure you have the right amount of raw materials at the right time, optimizing your net working capital.