Partner P1: Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)
The Fondazione Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT) is a government sponsored Foundation created in 2003 to promote excellence in research, technological development and training within a national and international context. IIT has a large international research community with over 500 researchers working on seven synergetic and interdisciplinary platforms: Robotics, Neurosciences, Drug Discovery Development and Diagnostics, Energy, Environment Health Security, Smart Materials, Integrated Multiscale Computational Technology. IIT participates in BRAIN-BOW with the NBT department (about 100 staff members), led by Prof. John Assad and Prof. Fabio Benfenati. NBT has the objective to develop and apply new technologies for the study of the central nervous system, with special reference to the learning and adaptation strategies of the nervous tissue and the integrative relationships between neural molecules, neuronal populations, information coding and processing in the brain.