Politecnico di Milano – Department of Design, Italy

Politecnico di Milano is a scientific-technological university founded in 1863, which trains engineers, architects and industrial designers.

POLIMI will contribute to the project through the Department INDACO (Design) and in particular with the POLIMI-DESIS Lab, the team that belongs to the international network ‘Design for Social Innovation and Sustainability’ (DESIS) founded in 2008 by the Politecnico itself. This network is aimed at developing design research and training to support social innovation.

The POLIMI–DESIS has a background in product-service-system design for sustainability and investigates the way design can support and trigger social innovation, enable people, communities, enterprises and social actors to kick off and manage innovation processes, combining visioning with the capability of engaging in co-design processes. It runs post-graduate courses and design studios in service design, product-service-system design, design for sustainability and local development.

Contact person:   Anna Meroni

Email:                   anna.meroni@polimi.it

Website:               www.polimi.it

www.dipartimentodesign.polimi.it

www.desis-network.org

Twitter:                @desisnetwork

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