Gaetano Cascini holds a Ph.D. in Machine Design and is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
His research interests cover Design Methods and Tools with a focus on the concept generation stages both for product and process innovation. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Integrated Design & Process Science, and member of the Editorial Board of Research in Engineering Design and International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation. He is also member of the Advisory Board of the Design Society and co-chair of its Design Creativity SIG.
He has coordinated several research projects, among the others the European Project Marie Curie-IAPP FORMAT (FORecast and Roadmapping for MAnufacturing Technologies). Currently, beyond SPARK, he is the coordinator of the European project OIPEC: Open innovation Platform for university-Enterprise Collaboration: new product, business and human capital development (Erasmus+ – Capacity Building in Higher Education). He has authored more than 140 papers and 13 patents.