Inail Prosthesis Centre

The Inail Prosthesis Center, founded in 1961, is an ISO 9001-2008 certified company and is an articulated and complex structure in which the most up-to-date knowledge in the field of technical orthopedics is applied and where, a unique in Italy, the functional and psycho-social framework of the injured person is reconstructed for the complete reintegration into the labour market, family and society. The Prosthesis Centre has reached its final status as “Center for the testing and application of prostheses and orthopedic devices” and operates essentially on three fronts: research of new technologies aimed to production, production and supply of prostheses and orthopedic devices, rehabilitation and training to use the prosthesis.

Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute

Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute is a hospital and research structure highly specialized in the field of orthopedics and traumatology. The strength of the institute is the close relation between the assistance activity (every year more than 150,000 patients with more than 20,000 hospitalizations, mostly surgical) and the scientific research activity carried out by 9 laboratories of translational research, and 6 industrial research laboratories operating inside the institute, where about 250 people are employed including doctors, biologists, engineers and other professionals.


University of Bologna

The University of Bologna is known as the oldest University in the Western world. Nowadays, Today is still one of the most important institutions of higher education throughout Europe and the second largest university in Italy with 11 schools, 33 departments and approximately 87,000 students. The University of Bologna has been awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” logo and is among the top 5 Italian universities in the main international rankings.

Sant’Anna High School – BioRobotic Institute

A Higher education, cutting-edge research and innovation. Sant’Anna High School – BioRobotic Institute, a university center of excellence born in 2011, has built over the years a vast wealth of knowledge and skills in various sectors of biorobotics, such as social robotics, industrial robotics, assistance robotics, rehabilitative robotics, surgical robotics, neural engineering, cognitive systems, bio-inspired robots and all the ethical, legal, social and economic implications deriving from them. The Institute’s mission is based on three pillars: Education (Laurea Magistrale in Bionics Engineering and PhD in Biorobotics); Research (organized in 8 research areas and 10 laboratories); Innovation (promotes entrepreneurial skills, such as the creation of spin-off companies and the issuance of international patents).