IIT's organization revolves around the Central Research Laboratories in Genoa, and a wider network of centers based with relevant Academic Institution in Italy and abroad.

The network currently consists of 11 centers throughout Italy (total surface almost 60,000 m2)

  • University of Trento
  • Polytechnics of Milan
  • Polytechnics of 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
  • Università Ca' Foscari

and 2 outstations in the USA in collaboration with MIT and Harvard.

IIT Strategic Plan (2018-2023) encompasses 4 Research Domains 

  • Robotics
  • Nanomaterials
  • Lifetech
  • Computational Sciences

Each Domain is developed by a number of fully independent Principal Investigators (PIs) working in the main laboratories or the IIT network centers.

Each center is coordinated by a director and its PIs and teams may contribute to one or more Domains while developing their research lines according to the Research Matrix of the Institute.

There are currently approximately 80 independent PIs and 7 Facility Coordinators at IIT in a fully cross-disciplinary research environment.

Our scientists, with more than 20 different profiles (spanning from medicine to engineering), work together to implement the Institute’s Strategic Plan.