ITALY Full Professor of Technology and Innovation Management University of Bologna Core Faculty
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Federico Munari is Full Professor of Technology and Innovation Management at the Department of Management of the University of Bologna. He is the Coordinator of the Bachelor and Master Programs in Engineering Management, School of Engineering, University of Bologna. At Bologna Business School, he is the Director of the Open “Program Technology and Innovation Management and Industry Leader for the “Global MBA Supercars, Superbikes and Motorsport”.

He has been the Coordinator of the PhD Programme in General Management of the University of Bologna. He has been Visiting Researcher at MIT Sloan School of Management, at the Ecole des Mines de Paris and at Cass Business School in London. He has received a Ph.D in Management from the University of Bologna.

At the School of Engineering of the University of Bologna, Federico teaches in courses of Innovation Management (Msc in Mechanical Engineering) and General Management (Bachelor in Engineering Management). At Bologna Business School, he teaches in courses of Innovation Management, for the Executive Master in Technology and Innovation Management, and for the Open Program in Technology and Innovation Management.

His research interests are in the fields of technology commercialization, intellectual property management, university-industry technology transfer and entrepreneurial finance. On such topics, he has been Coordinator of several international research projects, including Horizon 2020 and EIBURS projects. He has advised and collaborated with several companies and international institutions, including the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry, the European Research Council, the European Patent Office, the European Union Intellectual Property Office. He has published on several international peer-reviewed journals, such as Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Research Policy, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Corporate Finance, Industrial and Corporate Change, Journal of Technology Transfer.


The course tackles the strategic, organizational, and management aspects related to the development of innovation. There will be a particular focus on the organizational aspects of new product development, R&D, and management of new product development projects.

Technology and Innovation