Beauty and human-centered innovation to build a better world

Fellows of Politecnico di Milano.US, Inc. (FPM.US) was established in 2021 in New York, and it is dedicated to supporting and spearheading the vision of Politecnico di Milano in the United States of America.

Our Vision

Fellows of Politecnico di Milano.US (FPM.US) propels the vision of Politecnico di Milano. The Public Charity aims at shaping the future leveraging the Italian humanistic approach that merges scientific and technological innovation with human-centric design and creativity. FPM.US has a purposeful focus on sustainability, diversity, and equity.

Our Mission

FPM.US is a US non-profit organization that thrives on cultural alliances and industry partnerships between Italy and the United States of America, grounded on Italy’s leadership in innovation, human-centric design, and technology, and its footprint across industries, from design and architecture to engineering.

FPM.US is dedicated to spreading awareness and fostering support for sustainability, global research, education leadership, technological innovation, and social and cultural diversity at Politecnico di Milano.

For companies, institutions, and private individuals based in the US, our diverse intellectual community is the gold standard to engage with critical global challenges. Leveraging our wide professional network in the US, philanthropic support is channeled through groundbreaking projects and implementation of disruptive ideas that propel the vision of Politecnico di Milano.

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Design for Empowered Patientship

Design for Empowered Patientship is a research initiative promoted by Polifactory, Politecnico di Milano and the Center for Design, Northeastern University to study patient-centric projects and practices and highlight the significance of humanizing healthcare. This initiative is currently mapping emerging practices in two regions – Milan and Boston within their own metropolitan areas – to develop a structured account of the range of approaches that can enable patients’ empowerment. The aim is moving the culture of healthcare systems “from cure to care”.

The first results of this research will be released throughout 2022, and constitute the foundation of the Design for Empowered Patientship research platform. The scope of the platform is to map and compare the actors, the core competencies, the strengths and weaknesses of the healthcare ecosystems in Boston and Milano, with a focus on their relationships with design.


Polifactory – Politecnico di Milano
Center for Design – Northeastern University


Fondazione Politecnico di Milano
Fellows of Politecnico di Milano US