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Who Is.. Matteo Conti

Matteo Conti, Co-Investigator

Matteo Conti is a senior lecturer in design innovation, and a specialist in industrial & transportation design practice with a particular research focus on smart mobility, e-mobility, and low carbon vehicles (LCVs). As he leads the MA/MSc Multi-Disciplinary Innovation course at Northumbria University, Matteo focuses on ongoing industrial and academic collaboration for research purposes alongside commercial value for business through contracted studio and consultancy projects. This is achieved through creative solutions using strategic innovation to solve real world, complex challenges to social, organisational and commercial issues. 

As an expert in 'usability aesthetics in smart mobility’ Matteo has developed a track record of completed live projects in the low carbon vehicles (LCVs) sector (mainly through the High Value Low Carbon design entity) and autonomous vehicles (AVs). 

As a former Senior Tutor at the RCA in MA Vehicle Design, Matteo has acquired considerable experience in coordinating and leading external advanced design projects with the automotive industry as well as contributing to postgraduate teaching and research. Previously, he worked in the marine industry, utilising his design and business capabilities to establish and manage a design consultancy providing a tailored design service to clients, mainly in the yachting area. 


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