Stefano Maffei

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Stefano Maffei, an Architect, has a Ph.D. in Design and is an Associate Professor at the School ofDesign, Politecnico di Milano, he teaches Product-Service System Design. He’s the Director ofPolifactory ( the new makerspace-Design Factory of Politecnico di Milano.He has recently coordinated the EU funded project DeEP (Design in European Policies, and the Politecnico Unit within EDIP (European Design Innovation Platform( He’s also the Coordinator of the recently founded Design Policy Lab,Politecnico di Milano ( His current research and work interests are focused onservice design driven innovation, design-driven innovation in local productive systems, newproduction-distribution models, and advanced-distributed-micro manufacturing systems. He was thepast coordinator (2005-2010) of Sistema Design Italia Agencies Network (SDI) and he directedDesign Research Maps, a National Research which studied Academic Design Research activities inItaly (2008-2010) that received the ADI’s (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) XXII° CompassoD’Oro Prize for Design Research (2011).