Bianca Maria Colosimo is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano (Italy), where she is Deputy-Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and member of the Rector’s board POLIMI2040, a team appointed to design the strategic agenda of the university in the next decade. Politecnico di Milano is a technical university ranked among global top 20 in the area of Mechanical Eng. (QS international Ranking - 2022).
She is Member of the Implementation Support Group of the Manufuture-EU, Member of the Steering Committee of the EU Vanguard initiative on 3D printing, Member of the Board of Directors EIT manufacturing – CLC south.
She is currently Department Editor of IISE Transactions, Senior Editor of Informs Journal of Data Science and Editor of Progress in Additive Manufacturing.
In line with the driving role of knowledge, information and learning processes in global competitiveness, economy and society, Science-Tech universities should be considered as a strategic asset for the future. The talk will explore current and future challenges of Science-Tech universities in Europe and worldwide, discussing significant croassroads and their impact on industry, economy and society.