- Institution: University of Pisa
- Department: Research Center E. Piaggio
- Location: Pisa (Italy)
- Website: http://www.centropiaggio.unipi.it
- Contact person: Prof. Arti Ahluwalia, Eng. Carmelo De Maria
The Research Center “E. Piaggio” of the University of Pisa is one of the oldest multidisciplinary research and tech transfer centers in Europe, where scientists from different disciplines converge to combine their expertise and know-how to generate knowledge and provide research and training facilities. The Center is primarily devoted to multidisciplinary research in the fields of bioengineering and robotics and to the training of personnel for careers in Research and Development. Its cutting edge multidisciplinary character arises from the contribution of many researchers and professors of different fields of knowledge, ranging from engineering to mathematics, medicine and psychology, which paves the way for the convergence of research in technological, scientific and humanistic fields. Implementation-wise, the also Center cooperates with private and public companies to study specific applied problems that need advanced or innovative solutions, thus providing an instrument to bridge the gap between academic and industrial research. Researchers from most university departments contribute their technology and research providing a truly dynamic, cross-sectorial environment, a melting-pot of ideas, perfect for generating innovative solutions, products, start-ups and spin-offs.