Links Foundation

LINKS Foundation Premises

LINKS Foundation 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 innovation 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, LINKS 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 works in close cooperation with companies, academia and Public Administration relying on competences of around 160 researchers organized in research domains.

LINKS Foundation participates in the SEDIMARK project with the Cybersecurity research group. The current research topics focus on Digital Identity for IoT devices, in accordance to the Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) model, to ensure secure communication and authorization with granular privacy management. LINKS brings in SEDIMARK the expertise on Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) and cybersecurity solutions, finding innovative methods for secure and trustworthy exchange of information.