Scientific Committee

  • Francesco Bombardi

    Architect Francesco Bombardi (Politecnico di Milano, 1997) studied at ETSAB in Barcelona and Domus Academy in Milan and teaches Industrial Design in Food at Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia.

    He is the founder of Fab Lab Reggio Emilia (2012), founder and coordinator of Mak-ER, an Italian regional network of Fab Labs (2016), and primary consultant of the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research for creation of new national guidelines for primary school laboratories.

    He created and directed “Officucina” for the Food Innovation Program (2015), was the architect and designer of the Design Thinking Area for Barilla (2015), and curated the “Kitchen Tools” installation at the New Craft exhibition in the 21st Triennale di Milano (2016).

  • Alberto Cavalli

    Director of Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte, Alberto Cavalli is a member of the Scientific Committee of Città dei Mestieri e delle Professioni in Milan, a member of theCentre du Luxe et de la Création in Paris, and a member of the Cultural Committee of Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie in Geneva.

    He is a Visiting Professor at the Creative Academy in Milan, Luxury Goods Correspondent for the Russian financial daily Vedomosti, and, since 2014, instructor in “Italian Beauty” at Politecnico di Milano.

    He contributed to the following books in 2009: “Mestieri d’Arte e Fatto in Italia. Giacimenti culturali da riscoprire” (2009), “Artefici di bellezza” (2013) ajnd “Il Valore del mestiere ” (2014), all published by Marsilio Editori.

  • Fabio D’Agnano

    Fabio D’Agnano is a professor and coordinator of the Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Architecture at Iuav in Venice and Exhibition Technology Consultant for La Triennale di Milano.

    A consultant for Fondazione Nord Est, Fabio D’Agnano is a professional architect with a passion for programming, information technology and rapid prototyping.

    In 2016 he played an active role as a specialist in Banca IFIS Impresa’s Botteghe Digitali project, working with craftspeople and acting as coordinator of the students in the Master’s Degree Programme in Digital Architecture, who conceived and developed the installations and software used at the 2016 Maker Faire in Rome.

  • Stefano Maffei

    Architect and Ph.D. in Design. Associate Professor at the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano.
    He’s the Director of Polifactory the new makerspace of Politecnico di Milano and also the Director of the Service Design Master and of the Service Innovation Academy, Poli.Design, Politecnico di Milano. He also directs the Design Policy Lab, Politecnico di Milano. He has recently coordinated the EU funded project DeEP and the Politecnico Unit within the EU Project EDIP.
    His current research and work interests are focused on new production-distribution models and advanced-distributed-manufacturing systems and on service design driven innovation. He received the ADI’s (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) XXII° Compasso D’Oro Prize for design research with Design Research Maps (2011).

  • Carlo Martino

    Architect and designer with a PhD in Architecture Technologies and Associate Professor of Industrial Design at Sapienza University in Rome. Martino has taught numerous courses in industrial design, history and theory of design and materials technology.

    Since 2005 he has been coordinator of the Degree Programme in Industrial Design in Pomezia, and since 2007 he has also coordinated the Master’s Degree Programme in Design and Visual and Multimedia Communications at La Sapienza; since 2010 he has been coordinator of the Master’s Degree Programme in Product Design.

    Vice president of ADI Lazio (Associazione per il Design Italiano, the Italian Design Association), he is also a member of Consiglio Italiano del Design, the Italian Design Council. He has curated design exhibitions, and since January 2009 he has been editor-in-chief of “Design for Made in Italy”, an industrial design magazine.

  • Maria Grazia Mattei

    Maria Grazia Mattei is an expert in digital culture and communication. She has a background in art history, journalism and digital communication. She founded Mattei Digital Communication in 1995 and Meet the Media Guru ten years later in 2005. Since 2012, she has served as vice President of Assintel, the National Association of ICT companies, and she is member of Fondazione Cariplo’s Steering Board. Since 2016, she has been member of the Management Board of Artemide.

    She has organized numerous activities dedicated to the deepening and spreading of digital culture both for professionals and a heterogeneous audience in collaboration with Venice Biennale, Digifest (Toronto), Siggraph (USA) and Imagina (France). In 2011 she curated the Italian exhibition “Pixar. 25 years of animation” at PAC (Milan) and Palazzo Te (Mantova).

  • Stefano Micelli

    An outstanding figure in the field of innovation and application of digital technologies to manufacturing in Italy, Stefano Micelli is Professor of Economics and Business Administration at Università Ca’ Foscari in Venice.

    He is the author of the volumes “Futuro Artigiano” (Marsilio Editori Spa, 2011), winner of the Compasso D’Oro Award for Research in Design, and “Fare è innovare” (Il Mulino, 2016), and he curated the New Craft exhibition at the Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan during the Triennale di Milano International Exhibition.

    He is co-creator of Banca IFIS Impresa’s Botteghe Digitali project, the first web series about Italian enterprise, guiding four selected traditional craftspeople through the process of digitalisation.

  • Francesco Samorè

    Born in Milan in 1976.

    Scientific Director of the Fondazione Giannino Bassetti, whose mission is to promote responsibility in innovation.

    Responsibilities include steering and direction, staff coordination and planning. Manages relationships between Fondazione Bassetti and businesses and institutions both in Italy and abroad related to the following four principal fields: Responsibility within innovation in governance; in life sciences; within innovation and business; within innovation and risk

    Holds a degree in the History of Economics and a PhD in the History of Business and Company Finance. Principal research fields are: the structure of the modern Italian economy, the bigraphic study of entrepreneurs, and the analysis of energy providers with particular interest in the natural gas sector.

  • Monica Scanu

    Director of IED in Cagliari since 2015, Professor of Design Management since 2012, architect Monica Scanu works in design and architecture and collaborates with online magazine Artribune.

    She sits on the Board of Directors of Prospettive Edizioni, the publishing house of the Professional Architects’ Association of Rome. Since 2007 she has been in charge of public relations and communications for Insula architettura e ingegneria, an architecture and engineering firm. She has served as university professor and director in Rome of the Master in Cultural Experience Design and Management at Domus Academy and IRFI. Until 2009 she also taught in the Design Culture and Management Program at Bilgi University in Istanbul, where she also worked with Moleskine on the Detour My Detour project.

  • Alberto Staccione

    Alberto Staccione has been General Manager of Banca IFIS, an independent bank specialising and focusing on commercial credit, high risk financial credit and tax credit, since 1995.

    Born in Genoa, Alberto Staccione has a degree in Economics and Commerce and began his career with Banca IFIS, where he has held a number of positions.

    In 1987 he held the position of Factoring Manager, and was later appointed Business Director.
    In the course of his thirty-year career with Banca IFIS, he has worked with a number of issues, including company treasury and appraisal, concession of credit and commercial, organisational and human resources development.