The Strategic Plan consists of 16 scientific Priorities belonging to the 4 Research Domains (RD)
Robotics: will advance the state of the art by developing new robotic platforms in hardware and software. This domain is divided in 5 Priorities: Mechatronics, Soft Robotics, Social Cognition and Human Robot Interaction, Biomedical Robotics and Intelligent Companion Robots
Nanomaterials: includes new sustainable/biodegradable materials, nanocomposites, 2D materials, nanofabrication technologies and nanodevices, and new colloidal chemistry approaches. This domain is divided in 5 Priorities: Nanomaterials for Sustainability, Nanomaterials for Energy, Nanomaterials for Health and Exploratory Materials Science
Lifetech: is devoted to develop advanced genetic, molecular, electrophysiological, computational, imaging, and perturbation tools for dissecting the microscopic neural processes underlying brain function. This domain is divided in 3 Priorities: Neuroscience and Brain Technologies, RNA Technologies and Technologies for Healthcare
Computational Sciences: will focus on massive simulations of physical systems, repeated numerous times to generate robust statistics and data mining of vast datasets to identify unexpected patterns. This domain will focus on 4 Priorities: Development HPC Algorithms & Software, Computational Modeling, Machine Learning, Deep Learning & AI and Computer Vision
Each domain is developed by Principal Investigators (PIs) and their teams. Distributed in 12 IIT centers in Italy and two IIT outstations in US, they contribute to one or more domains, according to the Research Matrix of the Institute.
Today, approximately 70 independent PIs at IIT develop the 4 domains in a fully cross-disciplinary research environment. Scientists with 21 different profiles, spanning from medicine to engineering, collaborate to the execution of the Strategic Plan 2018-2023.