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.
The Sant’Anna School (TeCIP Institute - Perceptual Robotics Laboratory) is the only higher education institution in Italy involved in the European Space Agency (ESA) project aimed at assessing the concept of 3D printing technology for building habitats on the Moon using lunar regolith
Giampiero Contestabile, Professor of Telecommunications Egineering at the TeCIP Institute, was appointed as general chair for the International Conference on Photonics in Switching and Computing 2019 (PSC 2019) held jointly with the 24th OptoElectronic and Communications Conference (OECC) in Fukuoka on July 7-11, 2019
Sant’Anna School students designed a game using a haptic system for virtual reality environment which has been chosen by the selection committee as the best VR game