• A new Tenure Track position in Bioinformatics is now open

    A new Tenure Track position in Bioinformatics is now open

  • Walk-man: Whole-body Adaptive Locomotion and Manipulation

    Walk-man: Whole-body Adaptive Locomotion and Manipulation

  • R1 is born, the first robot by IIT specifically designed for applications in domestic and professional environments

    R1 is born, the first robot by IIT specifically designed for applications in domestic and professional environments

  • Prosthetic hand

    Prosthetic hand

  • Chemistry Lab at IIT Central Research Facility

    Chemistry Lab at IIT Central Research Facility

The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia - IIT - was created with the objective of promoting Italy's technological development and higher education in science and technology.
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Young and international science with 3 more MSCA projects


IIT got 3 additional projects for the growth of young scientists traveling between Italy and abroad, in the framework of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions



IIT neuroscientist awarded by Brain&Behaviour Research Foundation


Alessandro Gozzi and his research team based at CNCS - IIT in Rovereto awarded by the Brain & Behaviour Research Foundation to study how imbalances in regional excitatory and inhibitory functions may lead to abnormal communication between brain regions in schizophrenia or autism. 



“Graphene Experience" at World Mobile Congress 2017


Graphene, the thinnest material in the world, will be protagonist at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 (27 February 27 - March 2), with 20 new prototypes for the future technological innovation in electronics and communications, leisure time and health.



Cracking the Neural Code for Sensory Perception


Panzeri and Fellin on Neuron, within the framework of the Human Brian Project, the Brain Initiative, and of the frontiers research programme of the European Research Council (ERC)



Nanoparticles Enhance Light Sensitivity in Eyeless Animals: potential biomedical applications to recover lost neuronal connections


The findings demonstrate a biocompatible approach toward enhancing photoresponse in living organisms while avoiding invasive implementation techniques and opens new therapeutic approaches in neuroscience



Thanks to AnDy project robots will help to work in safety


The project ANDY ranked first in ICT H2020 call for Robotics ("Advanced robot capabilities research and take-up") out of 75 submitted proposals.


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Glassense Wearable assistive device for hearing impairment Wearable assistive device for hearing impairment.


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I numeri di IIT

L’Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) è una fondazione di diritto privato - cfr. determinazione Corte dei Conti 23/2015 “IIT è una fondazione da inquadrare fra gli organismi di diritto pubblico con la scelta di un modello di organizzazione di diritto privato per rispondere all’esigenza di assicurare procedure più snelle nella selezione non solo nell’ambito nazionale dei collaboratori, scienziati e ricercatori ”.

IIT è sotto la vigilanza del Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca e del Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze ed è stato istituito con la Legge 326/2003. La Fondazione ha l'obiettivo di promuovere l'eccellenza nella ricerca di base e in quella applicata e di favorire lo sviluppo del sistema economico nazionale. La costruzione dei laboratori iniziata nel 2006 si è conclusa nel 2009.

Lo staff complessivo di IIT conta circa 1440 persone. L’area scientifica è rappresentata da circa l’85% del personale. Il 45% dei ricercatori proviene dall’estero: di questi, il 29% è costituito da stranieri provenienti da oltre 50 Paesi e il 16% da italiani rientrati. Oggi il personale scientifico è composto da circa 60 principal investigators, circa 110 ricercatori e tecnologi di staff, circa 350 post doc, circa 500 studenti di dottorato e borsisti, circa 130 tecnici. Oltre 330 posti su 1400 creati su fondi esterni. Età media 34 anni. 41% donne / 59 % uomini.

Nel 2015 IIT ha ricevuto finanziamenti pubblici per circa 96 milioni di euro (80% del budget), conseguendo fondi esterni per 22 milioni di euro (20% budget) provenienti da 18 progetti europei17 finanziamenti da istituzioni nazionali e internazionali, circa 60 progetti industriali

La produzione di IIT ad oggi vanta circa 6990 pubblicazioni, oltre 130 finanziamenti Europei e 11 ERC, più di 350 domande di brevetto attive, oltre 12 start up costituite e altrettante in fase di lancio. Dal 2009 l’attività scientifica è stata ulteriormente rafforzata con la creazione di dieci centri di ricerca nel territorio nazionale (a Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) e internazionale (MIT ed Harvard negli USA) che, unitamente al Laboratorio Centrale di Genova, sviluppano i programmi di ricerca del piano scientifico 2015-2017.

IIT: the numbers

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a public research institute that adopts the organizational model of a private law foundation. IIT is overseen by Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Università e della Ricerca and Ministero dell'Economia e delle Finanze (the Italian Ministries of Education, Economy and Finance).  The Institute was set up according to Italian law 326/2003 with the objective of promoting excellence in basic and applied research andfostering Italy’s economic development. Construction of the Laboratories started in 2006 and finished in 2009.

IIT has an overall staff of about 1,440 people. The scientific staff covers about 85% of the total. Out of 45% of researchers coming from abroad 29% are foreigners coming from more than 50 countries and 16% are returned Italians. The scientific staff currently consists of approximately 60 Principal Investigators110 researchers and technologists350 post-docs and 500 PhD students and grant holders and 130 technicians. External funding has allowed the creation of more than 330 positions . The average age is 34 and the gender balance proportion  is 41% female against 59% male.

In 2015 IIT received 96 million euros in public funding (accounting for 80% of its budget) and obtained 22 million euros in external funding (accounting for 20% of its budget). External funding comes from 18 European Projects, other 17 national and international competitive projects and approximately 60 industrial projects.

So far IIT accounts for: about 6990 publications, more than 130 European grants and 11 ERC grants, more than 350 patents or patent applications12 up start-ups and as many  which are about to be launched. The Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened since 2009 with the establishment of 11 research nodes throughout Italy (Torino, Milano, Trento, Parma, Roma, Pisa, Napoli, Lecce, Ferrara) and abroad (MIT and Harvard University, USA), which, along with the Genoa-based Central Lab, implement the research programs included in the 2015-2017 Strategic Plan.