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THE LAB

Leadin’ Lab focuses on Leadership, Design and Innovation. It helps people to generate meaning through the things they create. It helps people to make gifts through their work.

HOW WE WORK

We are researcher-consultants.

Our mission is to advance the frontier of knowledge by developing the most advanced and proven tools for leadership, design and innovation. How?

Great research does not happen in vitro.
It comes only by engaging in application projects  with pioneering leaders. We act in a continuous circle: w
e learn from the most advanced organizations →  build new theory → confront our assumptions with other scholars →  develop and test unique tools →  apply them in our consulting projects →  learn and start the cycle again thus constantly advancing our frameworks and tools.

OUR PATH

The Key Milestones of the Leadin’ Lab Group

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  • 1979
  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 2001
  • 2004
  • 2003
  • 2006
  • 2008
  • 2009
  • 2011
  • 2011
  • 2012
  • 2014
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2017
  • 2018

There is no better gift than learning something new, every day

THE TEAM

Emilio Bellini / Co-FounderProfessor of Business Innovation

  • Scientific Officer of the Observatory “Digital Innovation in Retail”
  • Co-Director of the Executive Programme in “Innovation and Design Management”

Roberto Verganti / Co-FounderProfessor of Leadership & Innovation

  • Author, Harvard Business Press and MIT Press
  • Advisor to Carlos Moedas, EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation

Silvia Castellazzi / TeamResearcher in Innovation and Leadership

  • Senior Researcher of Observatory “Digital Innovation in Retail”

Silvia Magnanini / TeamPhD Candidate in Innovation and Design Management

  • Senior Researcher of “IDeaLs – Global Research Platform”

Diletta Di Marco / TEAMPhD Candidate in Innovation and Policy making

  • Senior Researcher of “IDeaLs – Global Research Platform”

Tommaso Buganza / Co-FounderProfessor of Leadership & Innovation

  • Member of the Management Board of MIP (Graduate School of Business of Politecnico di Milano)
  • Director of the Project Management Academy

Camilla Barone / TeamAdjunct Professor at MIP

  • Consultant semiologist for social and market research

Stefano Magistretti / TeamAssistant Professor in Innovation and Design Management

  • Research Platform Development of the “Design Thinking for Business” Observatory

Paola Bellis / TeamPhD Candidate in Innovation and Leadership

  • Senior Researcher and Coordinator of “IDeaLs – Global Research Platform”

Federico Paolo Zasa / TeamPhD Candidate in Innovation Management

  • Senior Researcher of “IDeaLs – Global Research Platform”

Giuseppe Pinto / TeamBusiness innovation & Entrepreneurship Researcher

  • MIP Extended Faculty

Claudio Dell'Era / Co-FounderProfessor of Design Strategy

  • Director of the Observatory “Design Thinking for Business”
  • Co-Director of the Executive Programme in “Innovation and Design Management”

Alessandro Sala / TeamAdjunct professor at MIP

  • Consultant and Project manager focused on Innovation and Technological development

Daniel Trabucchi / TeamAssistant Professor in Innovation Management

  • Senior Researcher of “IDeaLs – Global Research Platform”
  • Researcher on digital two-sided platforms

Federico Artusi / TeamPhD Candidate in Innovation and Retail Management

  • Researcher of Observatory “Digital Innovation in Retail”

Cristina Pham / TeamPhD Candidate in Innovation and Design Management

  • Senior Researcher of “Design Thinking for Business” Observatory

Work with us

Are you interested in working at the frontiers of research
about Innovation, Design and Leadership?

Please contact us for further information.