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Researcher, Industrial Designer and Business Development Manager at CETMA
Ubaldo Spina works as a Researcher, Industrial Designer, and Business Development Manager at CETMA (www.cetma.it) on design research projects as well as design and innovation management services. He works as a consultant for several startups, SMEs, and large enterprises, concentrating on new product development process management and the provision of advanced services in conceptual and strategic design, engineering, prototyping, and intellectual property protection.
Ubaldo has participated in various international student and work exchange programmes, including Erasmus, Grundtvig, Relate, and EID, as well as community programmes Interreg, IPA, Framework Programs RTD, and Horizon. He co-edited the paper "Innovation Ecosystems in the Creative Sector: The Case of Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Materials for Design" for the European Commission's Joint Research Center. He is an EU specialist in "Emerging Technologies for Design" research and a member of the ADI - Association for Industrial Design's "Research for the Enterprise" Commission. His working group has garnered multiple ADI Design Index honours, including Honorable Mentions Compasso d'Oro ADI in 2011 and 2016.
He also oversees the Design page of "Il Giornale dell'Architettura" as well as the journalistic articles "SOS Design" (Design for Emergencies), "Design&Startup," and "Professione Designer."