IIT scientific plan encompasses 11 programs relating to 3 main areas (Technology oriented, Core and Cross Disciplinary programs). Each program is developed by a number of fully independent Principal Investigators (PIs) working in the main laboratory or the IIT research centers.
Each center is coordinated by a director and its PIs and teams may contribute to one or more Programs while developing their research lines according to the Research Matrix developed by the Institute.
There are currently approximately 60 independent PIs at IIT developing the 11 programs in a fully cross-disciplinary research environment. Scientists with 21 different profiles (spanning from medicine to engineering) work together to implement the Institute’s strategic plan 2015-2017.
The network currently consists of 11 laboratories throughout Italy (which in total occupy 45,000sqm) at some of the most important Italian universities (University of Trento, Polytechnics of Milan and Turin, Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Federico II University of Naples, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa, Sapienza of Rome, Università del Salento of Lecce, Ifom-IEO of Milan, University of Ferrara), and 2 oustation in the USA in collaboration with MIT and Harvard.
The scientific activity has been organized over the past few years (2009-2011 and 2012-2014) into 7 different research platforms, all closely interrelated, according to a model of complementarity of knowledge and scientific subjects: robotics, energy, new materials, environment, neurosciences, discovery and development of new drugs and multi-scale computing.
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