TORINO, Italy, 15-Feb-2017 — /EPR NON PROFIT NEWS/ — LINKS Foundation is a non-profit Institution operating at a national and international level carrying out applied research in the sectors of engineering and architecture, thus focusing both on information and telecommunication technologies and on territorial and environmental sciences.
The mission of LINKS is to activate the potential of technology to a transformation of the future of people and businesses, and it will became:
• lighthouse for the territory in the field of technology transfer: it will lead cities and businesses through the digital evolution aimed at dealing with the new challenges of the society;
• bridge between knowledge, expertise and society: it will activate the interaction between universities and their departments dedicated to scientific research, public and private companies operating in the area, public administration and civil society;
• workshop where multiplying the opportunities of development for businesses and citizens: it will enhance the technological skills for the territory also through the attraction of talents and expertises and it will create a system enabling successful synergies.
The founding values of LINKS are the PEOPLE, which make up the fundamental backbone, together with the COURAGE to accept the new challenges of the SOCIETY.
The objective of the Foundation is therefore to strengthen partnerships with actors ranging from universities to the Investment Funds, from public bodies to companies. LINKS also aims to promote, lead and step up, the processes of innovation and research projects impacting on our society, merging the fundamental research typical of universities and the transversal and multidisciplinary internal competences to create both socio and economical added value on the territory. This includes the desire to attract talent and expertise from around the world, creating a focal point for applied research and for the development of scientific expertise.
“Rootedness, ambition and entrepreneurial energy are our keywords, the spirit that is moving us to create something new, something that does not exist yet. We understand what companies need to innovate and we are here to help them do their journey to an innovation of product and process that will allow them to compete globally”.
These are the first words of Andrea Alunni, Chairman of the Foundation, which underline a clear philosophy: to be competitive you need to innovate, and innovation should be an ongoing process that is not only of product implementation, new or significantly improved, but – even – the study of new approaches, new production methods or usability for end users.