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European Innovation Council

Roberto Verganti

EIC Ambassador, EIC pilot Advisory Board Member 

Verganti Roberto


Professor of Leadership and Innovation, Director, The Garden - Center for Design and Leadership, Stockholm School of Economics

Roberto is Professor of Leadership and Innovation at the Stockholm School of Economics – House of Innovation, where he is Director of The Garden – Center for Design and Leadership. He also in the Faculty of the Harvard Business School, where he teaches Design Theory and Practice, and is a co-founder of Leadin’Lab, the laboratory on the LEAdership, Design and Innovation at the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano. Roberto is an Ambassador of the European Innovation Council, at the European Commission.

Roberto’s research focuses on how to create innovations loved by people, both their users and their creators. He explores how leaders and organizations generate radically new visions, and make those visions come real.  His studies lie at the intersection between leadership, design and technology strategy. In his research Roberto combines methodologies of in-depth analysis of cases with experimentations with pioneering firms, in a variety of industries and contexts.