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Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia

Via Morego 30
16163 Genova


  • Agricultural and Food Robotics
  • Civil Robots
  • Field/Service Robots in unstructured Environments
  • Healthcare
  • Industrial Robotics
  • Laboratory Robots
  • Logistics and Transport
  • Maintenance and Inspection
  • Robot Companions for Assisted Living
  • Socially Intelligent Robotics and Societal Applications
  • Wearables
  • AI and Cognition in Robotics
  • Autonomous Navigation
  • Benchmarking and Competitions
  • Bio‐Inspired Robots
  • Education and Training
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mechatronics
  • Natural Interaction with Social Robots
  • Perception
  • Physical Human Robot Interaction
  • Software Engineering, System Integration, Systems Engineering
  • Telerobotics and Teleoperation


IIT aims to promote excellence in basic and applied research and to promote the development of the national economy.
IIT's total staff is comprised of 1701 people from more than 60 countries. Average age is 35 years and 42% of the staff are women. The scientific field is represented approximately by 80% of overall staff. Approximately 48% of scientific staff come from abroad. Of these, 34% consist of foreigners and 14% are Italians who returned from abroad. Today, the scientific staff consists of 7% principal investigators, 11% staff researchers and technologists, 40% post docs, 42% Ph.D. students and recipients of scholarships.
In 2017, State financing received through the Ministry of Economy and Finance amounted to approximately EUR 94 million, of which 80% was allocated to scientific and technological activities. External resources directly acquired by the Foundation, from 2006 to 31/12/2018, amounted to approximately EUR 238 million of which EUR 168,6 million were obtained from competitive projects, EUR 52,8 million from commercial projects and EUR 16,6 million as in-kind contributions.
To date (December 2018), IIT’s production includes more than 11800 publications, over 200 European projects and 30 ERC (European Research Council) projects, more than 700 active patent applications, 18 established start-ups and more than 30 under due diligence. Since 2009, the Institute’s scientific activity has been further strengthened with the creation of:
the Central Research Laboratories (a network of 4 hubs) in Genoa
11 IIT research centres in Italy (in Turin, two in Milan, Trento, Rome, two in Pisa, Naples, Lecce, Ferrara and Venice)
2 outstations located abroad (MIT and Harvard in the US)