Fondazione LINKS – Leading Innovation and Knowledge for Society (LINKS) is a not-for-profit research foundation born from an agreement between Compagnia di San Paolo and Politecnico di Torino. It employs about 150 researchers. By inheriting the expertise of the three former institutes (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella – ISMB, Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione – SiTI, Associazione Ithaca) which merged in it, LINKS has been active in the fields of applied research, innovation, and technology transfer at national and international level for about 20 years.
Researchers at the Foundation master technical-scientific disciplines in several areas of engineering and architecture such as, for example, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Data, IoT, Photonics, Earth Observation and Satellite Localization to carry out innovative projects in application sectors ranging from Industry 4.0 to Cybersecurity, from Intelligent Mobility to Agritech, from Space Applications to Medicine and Well Being, from Smart Cities to Cultural Heritage.
LINKS aims to promote, conduct and enhance innovation processes and research projects that have public utility purposes and that can have an impact on the local territory though maintaining their international relevance. Such results come from years of successful collaboration with universities and other research partners, leveraging a wide set of strong multidisciplinary skills.