About us

MICS – Made in Italy Circolare e Sostenibile is an Extended Partnership between UniversitiesResearch Centers and Enterprises financed by MUR – Ministero dell’Università e della Ricerca thanks to funds made available by the European Union under the NextGenerationEU (PNRR) program. 
 
MICS consists of 25 partners, including 12 public sector partners and 13 industrial partners from three key sectors of the Italian industrial scenario, namely Fashion, Furniture and Factory Automation. 

Technical Scientific Committee

The Techical Scientific Committee is composed of a representative of each MICS partner, both public and private. It addresses and monitors the scientific activity plan and the overall performance indicators, shares best practices among Spokes, and promotes cross-contamination through inter-Spoke or multi-Spoke initiatives. 

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Marco Taisch

MICS President

Full Professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan, he is one of the coordinators of the Manufacturing Group at the School of Management of the Polytechnic University of Milan. He is the vice-president of the Board of EFFRA, a member of the Board of the Italian Smart Factory Cluster, and the Lombard Smart Factory Cluster. He is the co-founder and scientific chairman of the World Manufacturing Foundation. Currently, he is a member of the territorial Advisory Board for Lombardy at Unicredit. He serves as the president of MADE – Competence Center Industry 4.0, the largest among the eight competence centers of the National Industry 4.0 Plan. He is also a consultant for multiple companies, including Leonardo and Thales Alenia Space, where he has, along with a team of collaborators, developed projects to enhance digitization and production processes.

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Marco Taisch

MICS President

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Ilaria Giannoccaro

Spoke 7 Leader, BoD Member

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Ilaria Giannoccaro

Spoke 7 Leader, BoD Member

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Federica Bondioli

Spoke 6 Leader

President of the National Consortium for Materials Science and Technology (INSTM). She is the author or co-author of over 190 publications in international journals and has delivered more than 60 presentations at national and international conferences. She has been and is responsible for several funded research projects at the European, national, and regional levels, collaborating with national and international industrial partners and research organizations. She is one of the founders of the spin-off MAT3D. She oversees the courses on “Science and Technology of Ceramic Materials” for the Bachelor’s Degree in Material Engineering and “Materials for Advanced Manufacturing” for the Master’s Degree in Material Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Turin. Additionally, she serves as a supervisor for Master’s and Ph.D. theses in Material Engineering and Industrial Engineering.

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Federica Bondioli

Spoke 6 Leader

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Pierluigi Barbaro

Spoke 3 Leader

Research Director at the Istituto di Chimica dei Composti Organo Metallici, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Firenze. PhD in chemistry at the University of Firenze. One-year post-doctorate researcher at ETH Zurich and two-year at the University of Firenze. Member of the Network of Excellence IDECAT and Coordinator of the Initial Training Network NANO-HOST (EC VII° FP). Member of the Board of Directors of the European Research Institute of Catalysis. Coordinator of two European Projects, two National Projects and eleven research contracts. Author of > 100 ISI research papers. Activities in the field of sustainable chemistry, catalysis, biomass valorisation and chemical recycling.

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Pierluigi Barbaro

Spoke 3 Leader

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Giuseppe Lotti

Spoke 2 Leader

Giuseppe lotti is full professor at DIDA UNIFI, Coordinator of the Ph.D. program in Sustainability and Innovation for the design of the built environment and the product system, and President of the Bachelor’s Degree Course in Product, Interior, Communication, and Eco-Social Design at the University of Florence. He has strong competencies in Design for sustainability, Design for territorial production systems, Intercultural Design and has coordinated national and international research projects and exhibitions on the field of Design around the world.

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Giuseppe Lotti

Spoke 2 Leader

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Flaviano Celaschi

Spoke 1 Leader

Director of the Advanced Design Unit at the University of Bologna, he co-founded and directed the first Italian university department of Industrial Design at the Polytechnic University of Milan (2001). As a consultant and researcher for numerous organizations and companies in the field of industrial innovation, he is the author of over 120 publications on processes and methods for innovation and anticipation driven by design.

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Flaviano Celaschi

Spoke 1 Leader

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Bianca Maria Colosimo

Technical Scientific Committee President

She is Full Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Her main research interest is in the area of big data mining for advanced manufacturing. She serves on EU committees designing strategic roadmaps for manufacturing (e.g., Manufuture, ESA) and sits on the boards of several international scientific journals. Selected among the 100 top experts in STEM in Italy.

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Bianca Maria Colosimo

Technical Scientific Committee President

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Elisa Negri

Scientific Coordinator

Professor of Industrial Plants Management and of Data Modeling & Analysis for Complex Systems at Politecnico di Milano. She researches on digital twins for manufacturing. In international scientific communities she is Vice-chair for Social Media in IFAC TC5.1, Associate Editor in Flexible Services & Manufacturing and Track Chair in ANNSIM2024. She co-authored 50+ scientific publications.

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Elisa Negri

Scientific Coordinator

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Gildo Bosi

CTS Member

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Gildo Bosi

CTS Member

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Leopoldo Angrisani

CTS Member

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Leopoldo Angrisani

CTS Member

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Andrea Camisani

CTS Member

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Andrea Camisani

CTS Member

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Tiziana Catarci

CTS Member

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Tiziana Catarci

CTS Member

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Giacomo Corvisieri

CTS Member

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Giacomo Corvisieri

CTS Member

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Luca Durante

CTS Member

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Luca Durante

CTS Member

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Claudia Florio

CTS Member

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Claudia Florio

CTS Member

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Livan Fratini

CTS Member

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Livan Fratini

CTS Member

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Lucia Grizzaffi

CTS Member

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Lucia Grizzaffi

CTS Member

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Romano Iazurlo

CTS Member

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Romano Iazurlo

CTS Member

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Lorenzo Minelli

CTS Member

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Lorenzo Minelli

CTS Member

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Carlo Panzeri

CTS Member

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Carlo Panzeri

CTS Member

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Gaetano Patrimia

CTS Member

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Gaetano Patrimia

CTS Member

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Roberto Pinto

CTS Member

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Roberto Pinto

CTS Member

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Domenico Ricchiuti

CTS Member

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Domenico Ricchiuti

CTS Member

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Emilio Sardini

CTS Member

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Emilio Sardini

CTS Member