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I've always aimed to minimise sustainability impacts before they happened... when I realized that design defines 80% of the impacts across the life cycle, I decided to dedicate my research to advancing Sustainable Design theory and practice.

I have been actively researching on Sustainable Design since 2006, with an evolving focus from ecodesign and eco-innovation, to Circular Economy and  product-service systems (PSS) through a strong link with industry.

But over time, I realised that the way we design is leading to rebound effects, which are significantly undermining the potential sustainability gains.

In the context of the recently funded ERC REBOUNDLESS project, I'm currently focused on the development of an leading-edge approach for explaining, simulating and preventing the occurrence of rebound effects, by design.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

International Advisory Board, ASAP Service Management Forum

Feb 2022 → …

Board of Directors Member, Biomimicry Institute

Apr 2021 → …

Advisory Board Member, The Design Society

1 Sep 2019 → …


  • User defined:
  • Ecodesign
  • Eco-innovation
  • Sustainability
  • Methods and tools
  • Best practices
  • Circular Economy
  • Engineering Design
  • Innovation in product development
  • Maturity modelling


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  • ACPN Medal Award - Young Researcher (2021)

    Antelmi Pigosso, Daniela Cristina (Recipient), 11 Nov 2021

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  • Best Paper Award

    Pigosso, Daniela Cristina Antelmi (Recipient) & McAloone, Tim C. (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  • Best Paper Award

    Ferraz, Mariana (Recipient), Pigosso, Daniela Cristina Antelmi (Recipient), Teixeira, Cláudia Echevenguá (Recipient) & Rozenfeld, Henrique (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

  • Design Society´s Reviewers´ Favorite

    Kravchenko, Mariia (Recipient), Pigosso, Daniela Cristina Antelmi (Recipient) & McAloone, Tim C. (Recipient), 2020

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  • Design Society Reviewer´s Favourite Paper

    Pigosso, Daniela Cristina Antelmi (Recipient) & McAloone, Tim C. (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions