Tuesday March 21st is a day completely dedicated to research at Politecnico di Torino. On this occasion there will be an accurate description of the strategies for research of Politecnico. Witnesses are the vice-dean for research Stefano Corgnati together with professors and researchers of the university, who will talk about the strategies and the actions carried out in partnership with the institutional and industrial partners of Politecnico.

After that there will be a workshop where one of the topics of the discussion is the relationship between Politecnico and the socio-economic system of the region and of the country, in a background where new roles and new financial models are extremely requested from a technical university.

The European Research Council celebrates its 10th anniversary and on this occasion there will also be the “ERC Cafè” starting from 3.30 p.m. This informal event is open to students, doctorate students and researchers, to give them the opportunity to talk with the winners of the prestigious ERC Grants.

Programme of the day:

9.15 a.m. Registration

9.30 a.m. Relaunching research: the role of the universities today –Marco Gilli, dean of Politecnico

10.00 a.m. The fundamental, collaborative and industrial research of Politecnico di Torino: strategies, actions and funding – Introduction of Stefano Corgnati, vice-dean for research, Politecnico di Torino

The researchers speak: video-witnesses of researchers and research groups which talk about the many specialisation fields, the support of all departments and the various funding that supports the research projects.

The industry speaks: speakers are the delegates of great industrial groups which have signed partnership agreements with Politecnico di Torino.

11.30 a.m. Coffee break

12.00 a.m. Research results and technological transfer of Politecnico di Torino

12.20 a.m. Workshop – the future of the funding of research

Introduction of F. Profumo (President of Compagnia di San Paolo), moderator M. Ferrando (Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore)

Delegates of the institutions and the foundations which support the scientific research in Italy, of CNR and other great agencies of the region will be present.

3.00 p.m. ERC Cafè


Salone d’Onore, Castello del Valentino – Viale Mattioli 39, Turin