A tour of FBK research centers

Fondazione Bruno Kessler: 7 research centers, working to spread the knowledge for the benefit of humanity.

Center for Information and Communication Technology - ICTFondazione Bruno Kessler

Hub of innovative science

More than 200 researchers work at FBK's
Information and Communication Center.

It was the first of its kind in Italy fully dedicated to AI.
Its researchers also explore data science, security and safety, dependable systems, formal methods and software engineering.

Clean Room DetectorsFondazione Bruno Kessler

Materials and systems of the future

The FBK's Center for Materials and Microsystems (CMM), researches innovative new materials, develops specialist technology for farming, energy, the environment and medicine, such as advanced prosthetics.

This is possible thanks to our skills and the availability of the Micro Nano characterization and fabrication Facility

Take a peek inside the clean room

Poke around among the gleaming tech and pristine laboratories of the world-class clean room at the Fondazione Bruno Kessler.

Here you can esplore the Laboratory of Biomolecular Sequence and Structure Analysis for Health - Labssah.

And this is the UHV (Ultra High Vacuum) Cluster Lab @ FBK.

Car blind spot detectionFondazione Bruno Kessler

Driving forward the future of connectivity

The FBK - CREATE NET center researches 5G mobile networks, wearable technology, innovative connected devices like smart cars, and internet security.

One of its main focuses is developing the next generation of the internet.

Find out more about 5G CARMEN European Horizon 2020 research project!

European Center for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas - ECT*Fondazione Bruno Kessler

Revealing the building blocks of the universe

Experts and students at the ECT* study all kinds of subjects related to the highly technical sphere of nuclear physics. Some examples include nuclear reactions, quantum chromodynamics, astrophysics and particle physics.

The European Center for Theoretical Studies in Nuclear Physics and Related Areas
(ECT* @ FBK)

Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies - IRVAPPFondazione Bruno Kessler

IRVAPP @ FBK helps analyse and improve public policies for work, education, families, health, welfare, industry and development.

It trains staff, and checks how well government policies are benefiting the lives of people.

The Research Institute for the Evaluation of Public Policies

IRVAPP @ FBK is a research center primarly aimed at carrying out public policies analysis using counterfactual impact evaluation tools. In particular, it conducts evaluation research in the following policy areas: Active and passive labour, Education, Family, Health, Welfare, Industry, Development, Culture.

Center for Religious Studies - ISRFondazione Bruno Kessler

Religion and innovation

The Center for Religious Studies at FBK explores the relationship between religion and innovation in society.

We engage with innovation in religion, through texts, traditions, doctrine and institutions, science, technology, business, politics and the law.

Italian-German Historical Institute - ISIGFondazione Bruno Kessler

Italian-German history

The Italian-German Historical Institute promotes study in modern and contemporary Italian and German history.

It has one of the most comprehensive specialized libraries for Italian-German historical studies.

The Italian-German Historical Institute in Trento, since 1975

ISIG @ FBK research activity is articulated in projects. A common research line deals with the theme of "Mediatization of History" from the modern age to the end of the twentieth century, which is of interest to the entire research team and has a distinctly interdisciplinary and transnational nature.

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Top Research institute in Italy, ranked at the 1st place for scientific excellence within 3 different subject areas (ICT, History and Sociology) and for the economic and social impact according to the quality of research ANVUR evaluation for the period 2010-2014.

Everyday working to combine Scientific Excellence and Social Impact, Fondazione Bruno Kessler is a research non-profit public interest entity.

Being the result of a more than 56 years history, through 2 scientific hubs, 7 research centers, 410 researchers, 2 specialized libraries, 7 laboratories, FBK aims to results of excellence in science and technology with particular emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches and to the applicative dimension.

We achieve this thanks to our constant attention to collaborations and exchange activities with research organizations, both institutional and corporate, national and international, which extend our innovation capability and involve the community and the local economy in the circulation of knowledge and technologies.

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