Dipartimento di Ingegneria Gestionale

IDeaLs – Innovation and Design as Leadership

About the project

Our world dramatically needs a new leadership model. Where people collaborate to forge change together. IDeaLs is a research platform pioneering new ways to engage people to make innovation happen. In our search for meaningful innovation, we develop new insights and tools that leverage the power of design and digital technologies. IDeaLs brings science into action. It joins leading organizations, thought leaders and researchers to create tools that spark change and deliver impact.

Principal Investigators:  Roberto Verganti, Tommaso Buganza, Joseph Press

Researcher team:  Roberto Verganti, Tommaso Buganza, Joseph Press, Paola Bellis, Silvia Magnanini, Daniel Trabucchi, Filomena Canterino, Rami Shani, Elena Pellizzoni.

Funders:Adidas, Adobe, Nestlé, Stolt Tankers, Philips, Sintetica, Sorgenia

Duration: 2017-ongoing

Partners: Center for Creative Leadership, California Polytechnic University


  • Abraham B. (Rami) Shani, Bruce E. Greenbaum, Roberto Verganti “Innovation through radical circles: Insights from organizational transformation of a middle school”, Organization Development Journal, Summer 2018
  • Roberto Verganti and Abraham B. (Rami) Shani, “Vision Transformation through Radical Circles: Enhancing Innovation Capability Development”, Organizational Dynamics, volume 45, issue 2, 104-113, 2016