Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), founded in 1863, is the largest Engineering and Architecture University in Italy.
Research activity is carried out in 12 Departments. Two main campuses are located in Milano, and five other premises are spread in the Region (Como, Lecco, Mantova, Cremona) and in the nearby Emilia Romagna (Piacenza), They host about 36000 Bachelor and Master students, and 900 PhD students. The turnover is about 400 million Euros of which more than 1/3 self-funding.
The Department of “Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria” (DEIB – ICT and Bioengineering) hosts almost 250 faculty members, around 100 technical and admin staff, and around 250 PhD students and research fellows. Research is carried out in automation, electronics, computer science, power electrical engineering telecommunications, and biomedical engineering, with a great variety of expertise and laboratories. Spin-offs and start-ups are fostered as well by the DEIB, which is also a key node of many research networks, and is a widely recognized gateway to a highly qualified know-how and expertise in ICT. Specifically, the Neuroengineering and Medical Robotics Laboratory (Nearlab- www.nearlab.polimi.it) includes two sections, one which deals with neural engineering and one which works in the field of medical robotics. The Neuroengineering Section aims at developing topics in neuroengineering as biomimetic neuroprostheses, bioartificial interfaces, motor control modelling. The Medical Robotics Section is mainly devoted to biomechanics and computer assisted and robotic surgery.