The Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) is a foundation governed by Article 14 and following of the Italian Civil Code. Established by Legislative Decree 269/03 and converted by Law no. 326/2003 (Article 4 of the Statute), IIT is financed by the State to conduct scientific research in the public interest for the purpose of technological development.
IIT operates under the supervision of the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Education, University, and Research. It is overseen by the Corte dei Conti (national auditing body) in accordance with Law 259/58 (Art. 12).
Our mission, as stated in the Foundation Statute, is to promote excellence in basic and applied research and to foster the development of the national economy.
Construction and refurbishing of IIT's laboratories began in 2006 and was completed in 2009.