Miami Scientific Italian Community in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a Foundation financed by the Italian State to conduct scientific research in the public interest, for the purpose of technological development. IIT is under the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research and is overseen by Corte dei Conti (Italian auditing body) The aim is to promote excellence in basic and applied research and to promote the development of the national economy. The construction of IIT’s laboratories began in 2006 and ended in 2009.
“The continuous evaluation of the Institute’s research activity is a fundamental element of IIT’s governance model. The current Strategic Plan, launched in 2018, laid out the framework for this evaluation. The Strategic Plan defined our scientific and technological goals and the strategy to achieve them. Today, after three years and as we update the Strategic Plan, we can see how much our scientists’ daily effort has contributed to our progress toward achieving the goals set in 2018. This analysis comes at an extraordinary moment, which is affecting social, personal, and productive processes across the world in ways that are dramatic and difficult to assess. However, the pandemic has demonstrated to us the value of scientific discovery and its technical applications. We now understand that these applications are greatly needed in the healthcare sector, but are also essential to sustainable development and a new balance between humanity’s progress and the environment. We understand that a smart mix of different disciplines can create new pathways to this sustainable progress. In this mid-term evaluation and update of IIT’s Strategic Plan, the reader will find all these elements, corroborated by precise technical indications, and peppered by the enthusiasm and curiosity that have always been our trademark”.
Gabriele Galateri di Genola, President of IIT
ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
@Center for Convergent Technologies (CCT)
Via Morego, 30 – 16163 Genova
P: +39 010 2896 224
Head of Innovation & Development Office: Andrea Pagnin