LINKS Foundation/ ISMB
Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) is a research & innovation centre operating in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) domain. Founded in 2000 by Compagnia di San Paolo and Politecnico di Torino, today ISMB relies on technological and process competences of around 150 researchers working in close cooperation with companies, academia and Public Administration. ISMB is organized in Research Areas focused on core sectors of ICT that can manage the whole value chain, from basic technology up to its practical implementation (proof-of-concept).
Since 2010, ISMB has extended its activities to process innovation, orienting its focus on priority themes of the European agenda. Such an evolution aims at employing excellences and results of Research Areas into Strategic Programs that are interdisciplinary by nature. Smart Energy, Smart City and Smart Health are the strategic programs tackled by ISMB and they represent the first step of a broader action aimed at high-value social projects. The Institute is involved in several industrial cooperation activities with both large enterprises and SMEs, as well as in various higher-education initiatives in partnership with academic institutions.
Role and main activities in SHIP2FAIR
Due to its expertise as a ICT research centre, LINKS Foundation/ ISMB main tasks are related to the development of both the replication and the control tool –thus leading task 3.4 and 5.4- using the inputs of the rest of the task of WP3 and WP5. In addition, they are in charge of the revision and adaption of the ICT infrastructure on the demo-sites to the SHIP2FAIR control tool.