A considerable part of IIT’s research activity is financed by competitive funding: since 2009 the Foundation has been awarded more than 1000 grants from European, national, international and commercial projects totalling more than 354 million euros (last update: 31 December 2020).


IIT currently manages more than 200 competitive projects, divided into four different areas: Life Science, Robotics, Nanomaterials and Computational Sciences.

Ongoing projects by area


Ongoing projects by funding type


The Projects Office supports research groups in finding external resources for the development of collaborations with other public and private institutions, assisting them during the whole project life cycle.

Specifically, the Projects Office supports researchers in:

  • The preparation of proposals (e.g. finding the matching call; providing administrative, financial and technical support; liaising with the funding bodies);
  • The monitoring of the evaluation process;
  • The grant negotiation/award with the funding body (e.g. providing administrative, financial and technical support whenever possible)
  • The management of the project, so that it can be fully implemented.