Stefano Maffei

Full Professor
Scientific Director

Architect and Ph.D. in Design. Full Professor at the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano.

He teaches Advanced Product-Service System and Production Models, Service Design and Innovation Theories and Cultures.

He’s the Director of Polifactory the new Makerpace/Great Research Infrastructure of Politecnico di Milano, which integrates a coworking (for talents pre-incubation), a product-service-system research lab enabled by a fablab that explores innovation models connected to micro and distributed production. He’s also the Director of the Service Design Master and the Service Innovation Academy,, Politecnico di Milano.

He has coordinated the EU-funded project DeEP (Design in European Policies) and the Politecnico Unit within EDIP (European Design Innovation Platform).

These experiences originated the Design Policy Lab of which he is the Coordinator that explores the design for policy thematic area.

His current research and work interests focus on new production-distribution models and advanced-distributed-micro manufacturing systems and 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).