Michele Coletti


Affiliate Professor to department Management & Technology
Doctorate of Philosophy, Politecnico di Milano

Areas of expertise

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

At GEM, Michele Coletti teaches in the following programmes: BIB, MSc FDLM, MSc Marketing Management, MSc ISE, MIB and MBA in the campuses of Grenoble, London, Paris and Berlin.

Moreover, he is Academic Director of the MBA specialisation and Diploma in Management Consulting and of the Certificate in Innovation, Design Thinking and Intrapreneurship. His courses are mostly related to innovation and consulting. His academic interests concern collaborative innovation, firm networks and clusters and innovation policies in advanced and developing economies. Michele is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Competitiveness.

Michele is based in Milan, Italy. His consulting experience includes missions and assignments in Iceland, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Argentina, Croatia, Egypt, China, Indonesia, Iran, Syria, Dubai and El Salvador. After several years as an engineering consultant in the energy sector, he became a management consultant and trainer working in a wide range of industries. 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 a number of innovation projects and accompanying measures within the European Commission RTD Framework Programmes and in EuropeAid projects. He has also been involved in the impact assessment of public innovation programmes. Currently he supports local policy makers to identify and develop best practices for innovation and entrepreneurship, cross-innovation and policies for creative industries.

From 2009 to 2012, Michele has served in the national board of Apco, the Italian management consultants association. He is currently member if 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
    • Technology and Innovation in the Fashion and Design Business
    • Business Analysis and Consulting