Project Management Report from Milan


By Luca Cavone

International Correspondent 

Milan, Italy

This month we want to share the results of a recent interactive forum organized by UNITECH, a consortium of European technical universities and industrial firms.  The following summary of the event was provided by UNITECH Secretary-General David Ward.  It was relayed to me by Roberto Mori, Chair of the Executive Board of the International Project Management Association (IPMA), who participated in the event in representation of IPMA Italy.

Engineering the Future of Europe: The UNITECH Perspective 

Overview of the Forum

Last Autumn, UNITECH International, a non-profit association of leading European engineering universities, innovative companies and top-level students, held an interactive forum “Engineering the Future of Europe: The UNITECH Perspective.”

Organized by Politecnico di Milano, a founding UNITECH Academic Partner within their 150th Anniversary celebrations, the event explored how Europe is challenged by its most critical economic crisis for several decades and how it must deal with an urgent need for new solutions to ensure a rapid return to growth that will prove sustainable in the long run.

To that end, the keynote speech, presentations and interactive panel discussions focused on answers to the following questions:

  • How can sustainable economic growth and industrial development be promoted throughout Europe?
  • What roles can engineering, technology and innovation play in promoting a high-value, globally-competitive industrial economy in Europe?
  • How  should  the  political,  industrial  and  academic  agendas  be  aligned  to  support  proposed strategies? 

Drawing on established UNITECH experience created through the long-standing and continuous engagement of technical universities and industrial corporations, the following key messages guided the forum: 


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About the Author

flag-italy130923-cavone-150X184Luca Cavone 

Milan, Italy

Luca Cavone is a Consultant at JMAC Europe, the Consulting firm of the Japan Management Association. He is mainly focused to support companies in Innovation Management and Product Development Projects typical of R&D and Marketing areas, with an interdisciplinary background of the business processes. In JMAC Luca follows also the study and development of project management methodologies based on the application of Lean Thinking approach. Before joining JMAC he worked several years in the Aerospace industry.   Since 2009 Luca has been actively involved with the International Project Management Association (IPMA); at that time he was between the founders of the Young Crew Italy and was appointed as first chairman. In 2011 he left the position to join the Young Crew Management Board, where he’s currently Head of Membership and Responsible for the Young Project Manager of the Year award. Since 2010 Luca is also a member of the Executive Board of IPMA Italy.  Luca is an international correspondent for PM World in Italy; he can be contacted at [email protected].