Politecnico di Torino (PoliTO) represents a leading public university, in Italy and in Europe, in technical and scientific teaching and research. Founded 150 years ago, PoliTO has eleven schools (“Collegi”) of Engineering, three of Architecture, one of Economics and Management, plus a Post-Graduate School. PoliTO offers excellence in technology and promotes the ability to carry out theoretical and applied research and also the capacity to achieve concrete and reliable productive processes or organise services and facilities. The range of studies is broad and ever widening: it spans over aerospace, environment and land, telecommunications, information, energy, mechanics, electronics, chemistry, automation, industrial design, architecture and building, etc.
Research activities are organized in the 11 ‘Dipartimenti’. Furthermore, the Departments provide the Schools with teaching staff. PoliTO has close relationships with international institutions, companies, local government and other types of associations and is strongly committed to collaboration with industry. With more than 150 bilateral international agreements and 40 double degree agreements, PoliTo has moreover links with the most prestigious Universities in Europe. Besides, PoliTO is part of some of the major European interuniversity networks, such as CESAER, CLUSTER, E.C.I.U, PEGASUS, EUA, and CMU. PoliTO has been involved in 86 projects within the FP5, 95 within the FP6 and more than 200 projects within the FP7, of which about 20 are coordinated.
The role of Politecnico di Torino in the PERSEUS project will be to participate actively in WP2 and WP8.