Politecnico di Milano

University Profile

Politecnico di Milano (also known as Polytechnic University of Milan, hereinafter PoliMi) is a leading Italian scientific-technological university, specialized in the education of Engineering, Architecture and Design. Founded in 1863, Politecnico di Milano is recently ranked in the 1st place in Italy and the 149th place in the world according to the QS rankings 2020. It currently has 46,324 enrolled students, 1,430 teaching staff and 1,233 technical administrative staff organized in 12 departments.

As a partner in the DRIVE project, the School of Management (SOM) of Politecnico di Milano is the union of two institutions: the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (DIG) and MIP Graduate School of Business (MIP). While DIG carries out research activities, as well as providing education on Bachelor of science, Master of science and PhD programmes; MIP offers courses on specialized masters, executive MBA, corporate education and professional training.

SOM offers 30 degree-programmes to almost 5,000 students – a quarter of them are international programmes. The School has achieved excellent results in research, with 170 Scopus-indexed publications in 2018 of which 91 are on first quartile journals. The School pays high attention to practitioners, and the value of Politecnico is in its strong network of partnerships both with private companies and with the Public Administration. SOM has been in part of more than 200 projects in 2019, involving 2,000 partners.

Role of PoliMi in the DRIVE Project

In the DRIVE project, PoliMi will be primarily taking the lead on WP5 responsible for the establishment of the research and innovation network. It will actively contribute to the development of WP4 on developing institutional capacities for research, organizing one workshop on outlining the job description for the Innovation support structures. Furthermore, it will also support the development of other work packages, attending meetings and producing materials. PoliMi will collaborate with the other institutions in order to guarantee the success of the DRIVE project and to share and enrich its research and education network.

Staff involved in the project

Margherita Pero

Margherita Pero, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. She teaches Business processes reengineering, and operations and supply chain management at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. She is director of FlexEMBA program at MIP – Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business. In 2009, she got a PhD at Politecnico di Milano with a thesis dealing with new product development and supply chain management processes alignment. Her main research interests are related to production planning, supply chain design and management, and supply chain management-new product development coordination.

Federica Ciccullo

Federica Ciccullo, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at Politecnico di Milano (School of Management) where she teaches Quality management and Trends in Food Industry. She is a Researcher for the Osservatorio Food Sustainability (Osservatori Digital Innovation – Politecnico di Milano). She received her Ph.D. with distinction at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering (Politecnico di Milano) with a thesis entitled: “Sustainable supply chain strategy deployment: achieving strategic fit with sustainability”. Her research interests are in the field of Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Food Sustainability and Circular economy.

Jinou Xu

Jinou (Valentina) Xu is a PhD candidate at the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. She holds a double MSc degree in Management Engineering and a double BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her primary research interest focuses on the employment of big data analytics in supply chain planning and the managerial implications, while she also carries out studies on supply network relationship in new product development projects. She serves as teaching assistant and delivers lectures for courses on Supply chain management and Production management at Bachelor and Master level.

Antonio Masi

Antonio Masi works as a graduate research fellow and teaching assistant for the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. He holds a MSc. in Management Engineering and a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from Politecnico di Milano. His main research project concerns the development of machine learning methods to forecast semiconductor manufacturing cycle times. He is also studying the impact of digital technologies to improve new product development in engineer-to-order companies. Furthermore, he is teaching assistant of business process re-engineering at bachelor level.

Contact Person

Margherita Pero, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Politecnico di Milano
Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering
Via Lambruschini 4/b 20156 Milano – Italy
Tel. (+39) 02 2399 2819
Email: [email protected]

University Official Website

Politecnico di Milano: https://www.polimi.it/

School of Management: https://www.som.polimi.it/