Our People

- The IDeaLs Ecosystem

IDeaLs joins leading organizations, thought
leaders and researchers to create tools that
spark change and deliver impact.

Research Team:
Researchers, scholars and. experts who create tools to engage people in innovation.

 

Platform Partners:
Successfull and leading. global companies interested in meaningful innovation.

 

Brain Trust:
Respected thinkers in. different fields who inspire and validate our research.

- The Scientific Directors

Author, Harvard Business
Press and MIT Press.

Advisor to Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner
for Research, Science and Innovation.

Co-founder of School of Doctoral Programs,
Alta Scuola Politecnica and Leadin’ LAB
in Politecnico di Milano.

 

 

 

 

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ROBERTO VERGANTI
.PROFESSOR OF LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION.
.Politecnico di Milano /
Stockholm School of Economics .

Adjunct Professor of Design
Management at Politecnico di Milano.

Trained Architect and experienced digital
Consultant, with PhD in Design Technology at MIT.

Educator and Researcher at St. Gallen
University, Parsons New School for
Design, MIT and TUDelft.

 

 

 

 

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JOSEPH PRESS
.GLOBAL INNOVATOR & STRATEGIC ADVISOR.
.Center for Creative Leadership.

Member of Executive MBA at MIP
(Business School of Politecnico di Milano).

Member of European Institute for Advanced
Studies in Management (EIASM) and Associazione
Italiana di Ingegneria Gestionale (AiIG).

Co-founder of Leadin’ LAB at
Politecnico di Milano.

 

 

 

 

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TOMMASO BUGANZA
.PROFESSOR OF LEADERSHIP & INNOVATION.
.Politecnico di Milano.

- The Research Team

Master of Science Student.

Intern at Osservatori
Digital Innovation.

 

 

 

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MARTINA BARRI
.JUNIOR RESEARCHER.
.Politecnico di Milano.

PhD Candidate in Innovation
and Leadership.

Teaching Assistant at School of
Management.

 

 

 

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PAOLA BELLIS
.COORDINATOR & SENIOR RESEARCHER.
.Politecnico di Milano.

Research fellow at School of
Management 

 

 

 

 

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SILVIA CASTELLAZZI
.SENIOR RESEARCHER.
.Politecnico di Milano.

MPP Candidate at Hertie School
of Governance.

PhD Candidate in Management
Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

 

 

 

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DILETTA DI MARCO
.SENIOR RESEARCHER.
.Politecnico di Milano.

Senior Researcher of the
Observatory “Design Thinking
for Business”.

Teaching Assistant and PhD
Candidate at School of Management.

 

 

 

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SILVIA MAGNANINI
.SENIOR RESEARCHER.
.Politecnico di Milano.

Professor of Organization
Behavior and Development at California
Polytechnic State University.

 

 

 

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ABRAHAM B. SHANI
.SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR.
.Politecnico di Milano.

PhD Candidate in Innovation
Management.

Teaching Assistant at School of
Management.

 

 

 

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DANIEL TRABUCCHI
.SENIOR RESEARCHER.
.Politecnico di Milano.

PhD Candidate in Management
Engineering.

 

 

 

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FEDERICO PAOLO ZASA
.SENIOR RESEARCHER.
.Politecnico di Milano.

- The IDeaLs Partners

Our partners are companies which are global leaders in innovation and engagement.
Thanks to their diversity of sectors, nationalities and competences, they enrich IDeaLs research.