Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) is a research and innovation center operating in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Founded in 2000 by Compagnia di San Paolo and Politecnico di Torino, today ISMB relies on the technological and process competences of around 150 researchers working in close cooperation with companies, academia and public administration. ISMB operates according to the knowledge management model, playing an active role in devising innovative solutions, their implementation and consequent developments. This approach represents a step forward with respect to technology transfer and, in this sense, the evolutionary lines of European research are taken into account.

ISMB is organized in Research Areas focused on core sectors of ICT. Since 2010, ten years after its foundation, ISMB has extended its activities to process innovation, orienting its focus on priority themes of the European agenda. Consistently with process innovation goals, the Institute has developed a strong competence in new business models that are a necessary component for the economic sustainability of innovative solutions. Moreover, the Institute is involved in several industrial cooperation activities with both large enterprises and SMEs, as well as in various higher education initiatives, in partnership with academic institutions.