Financial resources


96 million annual public financing, approximately 85% of which is used for scientific activities (data updated December 31 2016). 


From 2006 the Foundation received private and no-profit funding accounting for more than 199,4 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 19 ERC (European Research Council) grants . Since 2006 more than 160 European Projects, 170 national and international funding projects and 470 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



Over 45,000 sq. mt. laboratory spaces including Genoa Central Lab (30,000 sq. mt) and 10 satellite centers in Italy and 2 abroad.


There are more than 1600 employees coming from more than 55 countries. Average age: 34; technical/scientific staff: 82%; 45% of scientific staff are from abroad (15% are returned Italians); 41% women; scientific backgrounds encompassing 21 different fields from hard/applied sciences to life sciences.


Staff by Department


Scientific staff and Ph.D. Student by position


*with Ph.D. degree to obtain

Current Update: December 31 2017

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