Simona Rocchi is Senior Research Director of Design for Sustainability & Innovation at Philips Experience Design. She is responsible for the global creative direction of various strategic design initiatives that shape solutions for system change. Simona also oversees the development of transformative design practice and tools to enable more inclusive business models in low-resource settings, and she consults the Philips Foundation on the topic of social innovation and collaborative design for shared value creation.
Simona’s professional career started at the Polytechnic of Milan, where she provided assistance to Environmental Design courses, worked at the DIS - Design and Innovation for Sustainability - unit and collaborated with various international research centers.
Results of her activities have been widely recognized via publications, conference speeches, IPs and prestigious design awards. She is frequently invited to lecture at design and business schools around the world. Simona holds a PhD in Cleaner Production, Cleaner Products and Sustainability from Erasmus University, a MSc in Architecture from the Politecnico di Milano and an MSc in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University.