Impact Prototypes Labs. The Memorandum of Understanding signed today.

Cottino Social Impact Campus launches Impact Prototypes Labs (IPLabs). The Memorandum of Understanding for Impact Prototypes Labs was signed today, with the aim of activating an experimental training offer for #SMEs in order to support them in developing prototype solutions with a Social Impact. Thus, SMEs will reinforce their ability to develop enterprises towards contemporary social challenges and to seize the new opportunities that the next #InvestEU programming will provide.

The first path of entrepreneurial transformation for SMEs in the North West  of Italy will be carried out with the Cottino Foundation, Unicredit North West, Turin Polytechnic, Turin Industrial Union and the Turin Chamber of Commerce.


The campus is officially established in the citadel of the Polytechnic of Turin

The agreement between Polytechnic of Turin and the Giovanni and Annamaria Cottino Foundation kicks off officially.

The Rector Guido Saracco: “Together we will build the first campus completely dedicated to Impact Education: it will truly be the heart of the innovative teaching of our University and of the Cottino Foundation. In the next future it will also be an iconic building, conceived to be itself a symbol linked to Impact Education .
We are now aware that only thanks to hybrid partnerships we will be able to train the engineers of the future. This collaboration with one of our illustrious Alumni, Eng.¬†Giovanni Cottino, whom I thank for having chosen us for his project, is an example that reassures us that this is the right direction to take “.
Eng. Giovanni Cottino, after signing the agreement: “Developing an ecosystem in which training, research and social impact interact to generate new knowledge and values and mainly a more equitable and sustainable future is the key vision of our Foundation.
Being able to do it through the Cottino Social Impact Campus and the Polytechnic of Turin, bringing in our vision and investing our resources, is certainly of great satisfaction for me. I wish to thank the Rector Prof. Guido Saracco and his staff for showing and sharing capacity and vision to shape a future in which new hybrid skills will be key for a more sustainable development“.

(photo credits: Polytechnic of Turin)