HEAD OF THE GROUP:
Dr. Eng. Giacomo Copani is the head of “Manufacturing Business Models” at the Research Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). He is research assistant at the Politecnico di Milano in the area of Industrial Marketing. His research activity is on manufacturing business models, industrial services, manufacturing sustainability and technology roadmapping, with specific focus in the industrial goods sector. He is engaged in European and National research projects, and in supporting manufacturing research and innovation policy definition at National and European level.
Dr. Eng. Golboo Pourabdollahian is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR). She received her PhD from Polytechnic of Milan in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering. Her research interests and activities are on business models, policy research in manufacturing, personalization and mass customization, product-service systems, and sustainability. She is engaged in different projects in Both European and National levels.
Dr. Eng. Sarah Behnam is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation (ITIA) of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) as well as lecturer at Milan Polytechnic University (teaching supporter of Leadership & Innovation Master Course). She got her double-degree PhD as part of the Erasmus European doctorate in Industrial Management program (EDIM) [Politecnico di Milano – PhD in Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering & Universidad Politécnica de Madrid – PhD in Industrial Engineering]. Prior to her PhD, she has developed her educational career by studying at Sharif University of Technology (SUT, Iran, B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH, Sweden, M.Sc. in Engineering and Production Management ), University of Technology Malaysia (UTM, Malaysia, M.Eng. in Industrial Engineering). Along her professional career, she has cooperated in many (inter) national / global research projects (namely FiberUse and Advent). Besides, she is cooperating with Erasmus Mundus Association as Vice-President of Middle-East chapter and Iran Country Representative.