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Michele Coletti


Associate Professor to department Management & Technology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Management Engineering, Politecnico di Milano

Areas of expertise

  • Sustainable Development
  • Technology and industrial clusters
  • Innovation
  • Collaborative Innovation
  • Management and Creativity

At GEM, Michele Coletti teaches in the following programmes: BIB, MSc, MS, MIB and MBA. Moreover, he is the Academic Director of the MBA specialisations in Management Consulting and in Smart and Sustainable Business. His courses are mostly related to innovation and consulting. His research interests concern sustainable innovation, collaborative innovation, firm networks and clusters, triple helix governance innovation policies in advanced and developing economies and his work has been pblished in journals such as Economics of Innovation and New Technology and the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management. Michele is a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Competitiveness and Hélice, the quarterly magazine of the Triple Helix Association.

Michele started his career as an engineering consultant in the energy sector, then he became a management consultant and trainer. Among his corporate clients there have been GSK, Novartis, Bic, H3G, Iveco, Honeywell, Ansaldo, Agfa, Microsoft Italy, and many Small and Medium Enterprises, mostly through Italian and foreign Chambers of Commerce.

Michele has participated to several innovation projects within the European Commission RTD Framework and Erasmus+ Programmes and in EuropeAid projects. He has also carried out the impact assessment of public innovation programmes, and adviced policy makers to identify and develop best practices for innovation and entrepreneurship, cross-innovation and policies for creative industries at metropolitan and regional level.

From 2009 to 2012, Michele has served in the national board of Apco, the Italian management consultants association. He is currently member of the Academic Fellowship panel of the International Concil of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI).

Michele holds a PhD in Management Engineering with Merit from the Politecnico di Milano and a MBA in Management Consulting with Distinction from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business. He initially attained a Master of Sciences in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU at the University of Sussex (UK) and has followed post-graduate courses at the Copenhagen Business School (Denmark).

    • Managing Business and Innovation Networks - Master
    • Innovation through Design
    • Innovation Management and Intrapreneurship : Case Studies - Master
    • Perspectives on Clients - Master
    • Creativity and Innovation
    • Business Analysis and Consulting
    • Technology and Innovation in the Fashion and Design Business