Federico Frattini is Associate Professor in the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano. Since August 2014 Federico Frattini has been Honorary Researcher at the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Development of the University of Lancaster (UK). At MIP, the Business School of Politecnico di Milano, he is Director of the Evening Executive MBA Program, of the Flexible Executive MBA program, Scientific Coordinator of the Master MIT in Open Innovation and Knowledge Transfer, Coordinator of the Strategy Teaching Area and Director of the Digital Learning Division. His research interest is in technology and innovation management, with a particular focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and smart grid technologies. The results of his research are documented by a vast scientific production. Federico Frattini has authored 2 books published with international editors and more than 150 papers on peer-reviewed journal, edited books and proceedings of international conferences. In 2013 he was nominated among the top 50 scholars of technology and innovation management worldwide by the International Association for Management of Technology.