Francesco Zurlo is Deputy Dean of School of Design of Politecnicno di Milano and Full Professor of Strategic Design.
He also serves as Vice-director of the Master in Strategic Design. He has been the Managing Director of POLI.design, from 2004 to 2008. He was awarded the ‘Compasso d’Oro’ 2001 (the most prestigious design award in Italy) for the research project Italian Design System as member of the scientific committee. He has published over 40 papers, including six papers in leading international journals about design and innovation issues – as Technovation, European Journal of Innovation Management, Design Management Review and International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Design Issues – and six books.