IIT (Italian Institute of Technology Foundation)

Project information

Index: 1238R4
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:the Information Society
Location ITALY NORD-OVEST Genova Liguria Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2005
End: ongoing

Topic of the practice

Scientific research & technology transfer

Good Practice Information

The IIT began has the mission to develop frontier research in areas that are strategic for both, the industrial development of the country and for the international scientific community.
IIT is located in Genoa and has a network of 10 national centres within Italy. IIT develops its research activities with a strategic attention to many disciplines also with use of the audio-

visual technologies (including robotics, computing, smart materials, virtual environment, 3d complex system, capture motion, augmented reality, pattern recognition, New media art, etc.)
The strategic objective of the activity of the IIT is technology transfer.
Other activities are :
• Definition of Business Plan, start-up activities
• Collaboration facilitation, capacity building...

Evidence of success

• International staff: circa 1200 employees from 38 countries, 41% of the researchers came from abroad
• Young staff: Average age of the employees 34 years, Doctoral students in training are about 300
• 3000 publications
• 151 patents
• 10 start-up projects
• According to SIR World Report 2012 on research performance, IIT is placed in a high position
• Many EU projects funded

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Gabriele Ballero

IIT (Italian Institute of Technology Foundation)



Annex completed on: 03-20-2015

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