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Marco Taisch

Marco Taisch is professor at the Department of Economics, Management and Industrial Engineering of Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), where he teaches the courses of Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems, and Operations Management. He acts as member of the Factories of the Future PPP Partnership Board, and he is sitting in the board of the Italian Cluster of the Intelligent Factory. He is the founder of the World Manufacturing Forum, where he is acting as Scientific Chairman.

The team of Manufacturing Engineering that he is leading counts around 40 researchers working in the field of Sustainable Manufacturing, Energy Efficient Manufacturing, Sustainable Mass Customization, Lean Product and Service Design, Product Data Modeling, Internet of Things, Internet of Services and Cyber-Physical Systems in the manufacturing sectors always with a strong industrial collaboration (i.e. Bosch, FCA, COMAU, Dassault Systemes, SAP, Siemens, Schneider Electric, Whirlpool, etc.). The team took part in more than 25 international funded projects with a budget of more than 13 millions of Euros.

Coordinator of IMS2020, a roadmap for research in Sustainable Manufacturing at global level, scientific leader of ActionPlanT, a roadmap on ICT for Manufacturing, contributor to So-Smart and Pathfinder roadmaps, he is coordinating sCorPiuS, a roadmap on Cyber Physical Systems for Manufacturing. 


Politecnico di Milano is one of the most outstanding universities in the world, ranked 24th on a global scale, 7th in Europe, and 1st in Italy among technical universities, according to QS World University Ranking – Engineering & Technology 2015. Founded in 1863, Polimi is the largest school of Architecture, Design and Engineering in Italy, with 3 main campuses located in Milan, and 5 campuses based around the Lombardy region, one of the most industrialized areas of Europe.

Thanks to a strong internationalization policy, several study programs are taught entirely in English, attracting an ever-increasing number of talented international students from more than 100 countries.

Strategic research is carried out by more than 1200 professors and researchers mainly in the fields of energy, transport, Manufacturing and management, design, mathematics and natural and applied sciences, ICT, cultural heritage, with more than 250 laboratories.