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The LINKS Foundation – Leading & Knowledge for Society- is a non-profit private Foundation founded in 2018 with the aim to boost the interaction between research and the business world towards the internationalization of the local socio-economic system. LINKS promotes, conducts, and strengthens and research projects processes, improving products implementation as well as the study of new approaches and models. LINKS is the result of the merge of two distinguished research and innovation institutions: ISMB (Istituto Superiore Mario Boella), focusing on ICT, and SiTI (Istituto Superiore sui Sistemi Territoriali per l’Innovazione), focusing on Territorial Systems and Smart Cities. Similarly, to ISMB and SITI, this Foundation has been founded by Compagnia di San Paolo and Politecnico di Torino, inheriting the existing background of ISMB and SiTI in term of personnel-knowledge, facilities, goods and premises.

LINKS relies on technological and process competences of around 160 researchers and working in close cooperation with companies, academia and Public Administration. It 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). Additionally, LINKS extends its activities to process innovation, employing excellences and results of Research Areas into Strategic Programs that are interdisciplinary by nature and are aligned with the priority themes of the European agenda, including Smart Energy, Smart City and Smart Health. LINKS Foundation is also 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.


Department of Data Science for Industrial and Societal Application (DSISA)

The Data Science for Industrial and Societal Applications (DSISA) research area focuses on Artificial Intelligence services for innovative Data Driven Solutions across several domains, including Security & Management, Agriculture, Industry, Environment, Space, Health & wellbeing, Cultural Heritage.

DSISA acts along the whole innovation process promoting a human-centred approach across the entire data value-chain, which entails data gathering from multiple sources (e.g. mobile, wearable, IoT devices, satellites), data aggregation and processing, and data valorisation though the delivery of added-value end-to-end services and solutions.

DSISA expertise is centered on top-notch ICT tools and systems, with a focus on Big Data architectures and Deep Learning, and socio-technical approaches aimed to co-design and deliver innovative solutions to both private companies and public bodies, effectively working with local as well as international stakeholders..

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