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Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) is a research and innovation centre which operates in the ICT domain. Founded in 2000 by Compagnia di San Paolo and the Politecnico di Torino, ISMB relies on the technological and process competences of 150 researchers working in close cooperation with companies, academia and public administration.


ISMB is organised in research areas focused on core sectors of ICT that are capable of managing the whole value-chain – from basic technology up to practical implementation (proof-of-concept).


Since 2010 ISMB has extended its activities to include process innovation and has orientated its focus onto the priority themes of the European agenda. The aim of this evolution is to employ the excellences and results of the research area into the strategic programmes that are inter-disciplinary by nature. The institute is involved in several industrial cooperation with both large enterprises and SMEs, as well as various higher education initiatives in partnership with other academic institutions.