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Europe's Top Summit for Platform & Ecosystem Innovation

TheNTWKSummit24: From Competition to Collaboration in the Digital Era

Summit - May 28 & 29 | Side Events - May 27 & 30 | Barcelona

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Daniel Trabucchi

Politecnico di Milano


Senior Assistant Professor of Platform Thinking




In Person


Daniel Trabucchi is senior assistant professor at the School of Management, Politecnico di Milano. He has been featured in the Thinkers50 Radar list in 2024.
He also serves as a senior researcher in the LEADIN’Lab, the Laboratory for LEAdership, Design, and INnovation. His research interests are focused on innovation management, especially in Platform Thinking.
He co-founded Symplatform in 2018, the international conference on digital platforms that aims to match scholars and practitioners in the field.
He co-founded and is scientific director of Platform Thinking HUB, the community of innovation leaders that aims to foster innovation through platform thinking, which is part of the Digital Innovation Observatories of Politecnico di Milano. He is also scientific director of IDeaLs, the global research platform founded by Politecnico di Milano aiming to develop innovative ways to engage people in transformation processes.
He is a member of the scientific committee of the International Product Development Management Conference EIASM-IPDMC and of the Board of CINet, Continuous Innovation Network. He is Associate Editor and Social Media Editor of Creativity and Innovation Management.
He has authored more than 70 scientific articles, including peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, and book chapters. His research has been published in relevant and recognized peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, Technovation, Technological Forecasting and Social Change, R&D Management, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, Internet Research, Research-Technology Management, Creativity and Innovation Management, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, and European Journal of Innovation Management; he is also a reviewer for many of these journals.
Apart from academic research, he teaches innovation and project management at various levels, from bachelor’s to master’s, MBAs, executive MBAs, and corporate classes, being also Director of the International Part Time MBA of the POLIMI Graduate School of Management. Moreover, he is often involved in advisory projects with small and multinational organizations in innovation and transformation management.

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