The TeCIP Institute was created in Pisa in 2001 as a Centre of Excellence of the Italian University, Scientific and Technological Research Ministry.
Core activities of the Institute are research and education linked to Communication, Information and Perception Technologies.
Main research areas are:
• optical communication networks through the use of photonic technologies, also in the fields of sensors and biophotonics;
• IT applications of embedded real-time systems and sensor networks for the Internet of Things;
• virtual environments and interface robotic systems for the study of human-machine interaction and human perception.
Scientific and technological research has an interdisciplinary character and is developed inside Laboratories, equipped with the utmost leading edge instruments and technologies.
The around 300 professors and researchers can count upon an annual budget of more than 10 million euro to develop their research activities, with the main objective of leading the innovation to an extent of technological development to be used on field.
The innovative training initiatives, taught in English, such as PhD, Master’s degrees and Italian University Masters, are in line with the highest international standards. The professional profiles are able to successfully find a position in either service/production bodies and businesses or public/private research structures.
The recent Quality of Research Evaluation (Valutazione della Qualità della Ricerca - VQR), run by the National Agency for University and Research Evaluation (ANVUR), located the TeCIP Institute in 1st position in the national ranking for the Industrial and Information Engineering, among medium-sized departments.
INAIL (Italian national institute for health and safety at work) recognizes the need for partnerships in preventing work-related illnesses and injuries. To address workplace hazards through research activity, INAIL announced funding of 800,000 euros for the Sant’Anna School, Tecip Institute for Communication, Information and Perception Technology supporting the development of new solutions that focus on preventing workplace hazards and assistive technologies for physical rehabilitation
The “SOSIA - 5G-enabled SOS Intelligent Assistant” project has received funding from Tuscany Region under the Bando Salute initiative for primary care services in Tuscany. The Fondazione Toscana Gabriele Monasterio per la Ricerca Medica e di Sanità Pubblica is the expert partner of the project aimed to improve outcomes for patients within primary care. Advanced connectivity and features of the fifth generation of mobile communication (5G) have the potentials to improve first aid and patient primary care
The research team led by Antonella Bogoni, professor of telecommunications at the Sant’Anna School TeCIP Institute (Communications, Information and Perception Technologies), emphasizes the importance of the project PHOOD: a Novel Photonics-based RADAR/LIDAR combined coherent sensor for advanced precision agriculture to monitor crop yield and sustainable production across years