Flaviano is Professor of Industrial Design at the University of Bologna; Co-founder and director of the Department of Design at Milan Polytechnic and the research group POLI. design. He had been Professor and pro-Dean at Polytechnic of Turin between 2004 and 2008. He has been Lecturer and reseracher researcher in Brazil , Mexico, Republic of China , Argentina , India , United States . In 2008 he has founded the Latin American Network of Design Process - an organization that brings together more than 50 professors and researchers from European and American universities . He deals with design-driven innovation and creative process innovation.