Following the emergency that has stricken Italy, Europe and the world, IIT has decided to share openly its scientific and technical know-how to help develop ideas and solutions in the battle against COVID-19.
Strictly speaking, virology is not part of our scientific plan. However, we believe that our skills can be readily deployed to solve real and immediate problems. We are good at engineering, molecular simulations, predictive models, artificial intelligence, smart materials, robotics and genetics (See our Research Domains).
Despite the necessary measures to prevent contagion, which limit people’s mobility and access to laboratories, we are “smartly working” on several projects with a clear short-term focus. Here are some of the projects we are involved in: