Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)www.iit.it
The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology – IIT) is a scientific research center financed by the Italian State that promotes technological development with the aim of supporting excellence in basic and applicative research to foster the development of the national economy. The research activity carried out by IIT is highly multi-disciplinary and focuses on four scientific domains: robotics, computational science, life-science technology and nanomaterials. IIT has an overall staff of 1890 people, 50% of whom are from more than 60 foreign countries worldwide. The average age of IIT personnel is 35 and 42% are women. IIT counts about 15,000 publications, over 200 active European projects and 50 ERC projects, more than 1,000 active patents, 27 start-ups established and about 40 in the launch stage. In addition at the Central Research Laboratories, a network consisting of 4 branches located in the Genoa area, IIT has 11 research centers spread throughout the country (in Turin, two in Milan, Trento, Rome, two in Pisa, Naples, Lecce, Ferrara and Venice) and 2 outstations abroad (MIT and Harvard, in the USA).