Financial resources


From 2006 the Foundation received private and no-profit funding accounting for more than 340 million euros thanks to competitive grants and industrial partnerships. Main projects include: Graphene FET Flagship (the European project for the development of graphene and two-dimensional materials), IIT-INAIL Rehab Technologies, Nikon Imaging Center, a joint lab in collaboration with Nikon dedicated to light microscopy and almost 50 ERC (European Research Council) grants. Since 2006 more than 200 European Projects, and 600 industrial projects were won.


Scientific results

Scientific publications classified by typology from 2006 onwards


*Publications and citations are affected by indexing delay


Patents and inventions portfolio



Almost 60,000 sq. mt. laboratory spaces including Genoa Central Labs, 11 satellite centres in Italy and 2 outstations abroad.


There are more than 1700 employees coming from more than 60 countries.

  • Average age: 36;
  • Technical, Scientific staff and PhD: ≈ 80%;
  • 50% of scientific staff are from abroad (18% are returned Italians);
  • 42% women;
  • Scientific backgrounds encompassing more than 20 different fields from hard/applied sciences to life sciences.

Staff by Department


Scientific staff and Ph.D. Student by position