City of Turin is the capital of Piedmont region. With its 889.000 inhabitants and its 130 kmq of territorial extension, it is one of the most important Italian city.
Since the 1990’s Torino has transformed from an industrial capital (predominantly in automotive sector) into a pole of innovation & culture. In 2009, Turin had officially started to become a “Smart City”.
Torino is converting from an industrial city to a centre of innovation and culture, positioning itself as a capital of innovation in Italy and ambitiously in Europe. Torino adopts an open innovation approach, creating a multi-actor ecosystem and following a three-step pathway: networking and planning, integrated initiatives and territorial participation.
University of Turin
The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities.
Hosting about 70.000 students, 4.000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment.
The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. It is an integral part of the community, acting for reviving urban and suburban areas, promoting cultural interaction, social integration and development, encouraging dialogue and insight into current realities.
Nesta Italia tests and grows new ideas to address Italy’s most pressing societal challenges.
Based in Turin, Nesta Italia is a partnership between the global innovation foundation Nesta, and Compagnia di San Paolo, one of Italy’s largest and oldest philanthropic foundations.
Nesta Italia supports innovation in education; responses to migration; health and ageing; and the arts and cultural heritage – using Nesta’s proven innovation methods to encourage social innovation in Italy.
We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills – working in partnership with others across Italy, including governments, businesses and charities.