Governance

MICS’s structure is based on the elements of a wheel: a central Hub with 8 Spokes around it. Each one of the eight Spokes corresponds to a research area in which MICS partners can work together following a shared path. Spokes are transversal to the three sectors MICS focuses on. 

The Hub is a non-profit legal entity with the participation of public and private entities (established in the form of a Foundation) where each partner participates to the Hub governance, contributes to the definition of its strategic directions, coordinates the research, development and technology transfer activities of the Spokes, and can have direct access to public funding. 

Finally, there is a Board of Directors that is responsible for the strategic direction of the Extended Partnership.

HUB

The Hub is a non-profit legal entity with the participation of public and private entities (established in the form of a Foundation) where each partner participates to the Hub governance, contributes to the definition of its strategic directions, coordinates the research, development and technology transfer activities of the Spokes, and can have direct access to public funding. 

Team

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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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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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Roberto Merlo

Program Research Manager

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Roberto Merlo

Program Research Manager

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Martina Turrisi

Operations Manager

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Martina Turrisi

Operations Manager

BoD

The Board of Directors (BoD) is MICS’s governing body. It has the task of approving the strategic and operative guidelines, ensuring the achievement of project objectives, and appointing the Scientific Committee. It is elected by the shareholders and is made up of 5 representatives, one elected by Politecnino di Milano (the chair), six elected by the other universities and public research bodies, and six by the private partners.

Members

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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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Paolo Fino

BoD Member

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Paolo Fino

BoD Member

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Devis Bianchini

BoD Member

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Devis Bianchini

BoD Member

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Marco Pierini

BoD Member

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Marco Pierini

BoD Member

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Antonio Lanzotti

BoD Member

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Antonio Lanzotti

BoD Member

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Onofrio Scialdone

BoD Member

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Onofrio Scialdone

BoD Member

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Andrea Anesi

BoD Member

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Andrea Anesi

BoD Member

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Paolo Calefati

BoD Member

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Paolo Calefati

BoD Member

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Michele D’Urso

BoD Member

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Michele D’Urso

BoD Member

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Ugo Ghilardi

BoD Member

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Ugo Ghilardi

BoD Member

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Edoardo Imperiale

BoD Member

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Edoardo Imperiale

BoD Member

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Fiorenzo Parrinello

BoD Member

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Fiorenzo Parrinello

BoD Member