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Aliya Prokofyeva

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Aliya Prokofyeva
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BornAliya Sergeevna Prokofyeva
(1986-09-14) 14 September 1986 (age 34)
Leningrad, USSR
🏳️ Nationality
🎓 Alma materSaint Petersburg State University
💼 Occupation
entrepreneur, businesswoman
🌐 Websitehttps://aliya.space

Aliya Sergeevna Prokofyeva (Russian: Алия Сергеевна Прокофьева; born 14 September 1986 in Leningrad, USSR) is a space visionary and an entrepreneur. Founder and owner of the global future foundation «Galaktika»[1][2][3]. Forbes Russia contributor[4][5][6], TEDx conference speaker.


Aliya Prokofyeva was born on 14 September 1986 in the city of Leningrad in the family of astrophysicists. Her mother, Nina Umarbaeva, was chief constructor in the Pulkovo Observatory, Soviet Academy of Sciences[7]. Her aunt, Tamara Pyatunina, was an acknowledged astrophysicist in Russian Academy of Sciences. She conducted researches on the black holes and made a theoretical studies on pulsar's structures.


In 2003, Aliya entered the Saint Petersburg State University to follow the specialization of international marketing. She was commended by many teachers; and due to her outstanding academic abilities Aliya has completed three internships over the educational course:

  • 2005 – Dublin (Trinity College Dublin);
  • 2006 – Milan (Bocconi University);
  • 2006 – Paris (HEC Business School).

In 2009 Aliya Prokofyeva graduated from the Saint Petersburg State University with a Diploma with Honours.


Since 2006 she worked in the telecommunications company MT Service. In 2009, he became a member of the board of directors, and a year later he became co-owner of the "Energia" group of companies[8].

In 2012, she participated in the development of new sources of energy, as well as new types of industrial materials[9].

In 2015, Aliya Prokofyeva worked on AES+F Inverso Mundus in 56th Venice Biennale[10].

In 2016, she founded the space company "Galaktika"[11][12] (specializes in projects in the space sector, as well as developing ultra light rockets for launch into space)[13][14][15][16].

In 2018, she gained participation with her project in The Creative Destruction Lab[17].

In 2018, Aliya totally changed activities of the "Galaktika" from a technical startups towards education and community activities. Aliya transformed "Galaktika" to a global future foundation with community platform, creation of the educational and entertainment space city on Earth. The long term goal of the foundation is to build a first city in space and the mission is to bring humanity to next level of development.

Later, she created the Cosmos Foundation, which supports projects in the field of art, architecture, scientific initiatives in space, the philosophy of Russian cosmism, and the popularization of space[18][19].

Aliya is a Forbes contributor, TEDx speaker, participated in the jury of Lexus Design Award.


Aliya Prokofyeva – speaker at international and Russian forums, seminars and conferences[20][21][22][23][24][25].

In 2016 and 2018, Aliya was a speaker at the business roundtable in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

In 2017, Aliya Prokofyeva was a speaker at the conference Vedomosti "Own business"[26][27] and was a speaker at the X Eurasian Economic Forum in Verona[28].

In 2018, Prokofyeva was a speaker at the conference New Space "Future of space investments" in Luxembourg[29], was a speaker at the Seedstars Summit "Future in the space city" in Lausanne and was a speaker at the forum Digital Bridge in Astana.

Also, Aliya Prokofyeva was a speaker at the Global Challenges summit "Space resources and space development" in Astana.

In 2018—2019, Aliya was a expert jury member at the Lexus Design Award Russia Top Choice[30].


At the moment Aliya Prokofyeva is working on a novel "Space: Yours and Mine» and a series of books for children about space and human capabilities A series of books for children «The orbital city Efir. The Yala Diaries».


  • A. O. Daviy, S. N. Paklina, A. S. Prokofyeva (2017). Digital manufacturing: new challenges for marketing and business models.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png[31]
  • A. O. Daviy, A. S. Prokofyeva (2017). Epsilon-2: risks and opportunities of the new project (case) (in русский). Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png[32]


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  1. "Can Russia keep pace with the space race?". CNN. 18 December 2017.
  2. "Aliya Prokofyeva: Reaching for the Stars". CNN. 4 June 2018.
  3. "Aliya Prokofyeva plant eine gigantische Raumstation – für 10.000 Menschen". Business Punk (in Deutsch). 21 August 2018.
  4. "Aliya Prokofyeva – Forbes". Forbes. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  5. "Космические странники: кого Юсаку Маэдзава возьмет с собой на Луну". Forbes (in русский). 12 October 2018.
  6. "Взгляд из NASA: зачем нам бурить Марс". Forbes (in русский). 20 December 2018.
  7. "Aliya Prokofyeva". open-culture.ru.
  8. "Русский Илон Маск: как Алия Прокофьева отправит нас в космос". Tatler (in русский). 30 May 2018.
  9. "5 выдающихся женщин в маркетинге и бизнесе". vc.ru. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  10. "Inverso Mundus – AES+F".
  11. "Алия Прокофьева: В ближайшие 20 лет произойдет массовое развитие низкой орбиты Земли, появится очень много частных станций типа МКС". Public Television of Russia (in русский). 10 January 2019.
  12. "Into space with Aliya Prokofyeva". 7 September 2018.
  13. "Алия Прокофьева член совета директоров, ГК Энергия". idcrussia.com. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  14. "Частная космическая компания "Лин Индастриал" может стать частью "Галактики"". if24.ru.com. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  15. "Глава компании "Галактика" Алия Прокофьева – участник дискуссии на ISF-2018". inspaceforum.ru. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  16. "Разработчик сверхлегких ракет получит 150 млн рублей". Izvestia. 22 November 2017.
  17. "The Creative Destruction Lab".
  18. "Галактика" рассматривает возможность покупки российского стартапа "Лин Индастриал" (in русский). TASS. 17 July 2017.
  19. "Группа компаний "Галактика" купила стартап "Лин Индастриал"". firrma.com (in русский). Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  20. "Head of Galaktika Aliya Prokofyeva – a participant of the panel discussion at ISF-2018". InSpace Forum. 13 February 2018.
  21. "Open Innovations – Aliya Prokofyeva".
  22. "Международный инновационный форум "Digital Bridge" стартовал в Астане". 5 November 2018.
  23. "Seedstars Summit – Speakers & Panelists".
  24. "Aliya Prokofyeva – Global Challenges Summit".
  25. "На КЭФ обсудили курс на импортозамещение". 2 March 2015.
  26. "Aliya Prokofyeva "Galaxy"". Vedomosti (in русский).
  27. "Own business". Vedomosti. 7 December 2017.
  28. "X Eurasic Economic Forum, Verona, 2017" (PDF).
  29. "New Space conference, Luxembourg, 2018".
  30. "Алия Прокофьева – Lexus Design Award: Премия в области дизайна". Lexus Design Award (in русский).
  31. "Digital manufacturing: new challenges for marketing and business models".
  32. "Epsilon-2: risks and opportunities of the new project (case)" (PDF).

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