Claudio is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management, Economics and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano, where he serves also as Co-Director of MaDe In Lab, the Laboratory of Management of Design and Innovation of MIP Politecnico di Milano. Research activities developed by Claudio Dell’Era are concentrated in the area of Management of Innovation. Specifically research interests are about two main streams: the former concentrates on innovation strategies developed by leading companies that operate in design-intensive industries where symbolic and emotional values represents critical success factors to generate competitive advantage (Management of Design-Driven Innovation); while the latter analyzes approaches and practices adopted during innovation processes by high-tech companies that face turbulent environments (Management of Technological Innovations in Turbulent Environments). He has published in relevant international journals, such as Journal of Product Innovation Management, Long Range Planning, R&D Management, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Industry & Innovation, International Journal of Innovation Management. Claudio Dell’Era’s paper investigating the development of new services in turbulent environments won the Best Paper Award at the EIASM (European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management) International Product Development Management Conference in 2004.

Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching activities developed by Claudio Dell’Era concentrate on Innovation Management, Design Management and Project Management. Since 2004 Claudio Dell’Era teaches at MIP (the Business School of Politecnico di Milano) in different programs: International MBA, Executive MBA, etc. As Co-Director of MaDe In Lab, he also develops corporate education dedicated to companies that operate in several industries such as food & beverage, white goods, furniture, lighting, etc. (ABB, Acer, AlfaRomeo, Alidays, AMSA, Andrew, AQP, AstraZeneca, Avanex, Banca Sella, Barilla, BBraun, Bosch, Braun, BTicino, CESI, Carrefour, Delonghi, Despar, Edison, Ericsson, FederlegnoArredo, Fiat, Finmeccanica, Gillette, Gucci, IBM, L’Oreal, Magneti Marelli, Nikem, Plastitex, Prysmian, P&G, Saes Getters, Salvagnini, SAS, Sky, Sirti, Telecom, Trelleborg, ValueTeam, Vodafone, Zucchi Group, etc.).