Open Lab at IMT School
A space where innovation, research, and science meet to create new solutions to tomorrow's challenges
Open Lab serves as a dynamic and collaborative platform that fosters partnerships between public and private sectors. With a keen focus on economic and digital resilience, the lab leverages the diverse skills, research capabilities, and resources of IMT School. It specializes in conducting remotely controlled experiments, both in the field and in hybrid settings, in cooperation with external partners.
The lab is enriched by the presence of researchers from IMT School, who lend their expertise to support various projects. This ensures that every initiative undertaken is guided by professionals who are at the forefront of their respective fields, guaranteeing cutting-edge knowledge and insights for every project.
Funded by the "Fondo per il finanziamento dei dipartimenti universitari di eccellenza - Fund for the financing of university departments of excellence" (Law 232/2016), Open Lab stands as an innovative hub designed to connect research and society, while endorsing projects that are both goal-oriented and data-driven.
Leveraging the comprehensive expertise and multidisciplinary approach of IMT School, Open Lab facilitates the collection of high-quality data and fosters the development of innovative solutions. This synergy ensures that the lab is not just a place for research, but a catalyst for transformative ideas and solutions.
Open Lab functions as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary data collection hub, providing full-cycle support for the development and execution of data-centric projects. At its heart, Open Lab emphasizes remote data collection, utilizing both public platforms and bespoke apps and software. However, it also houses on-site equipment within IMT School's experimental laboratories and maintains specialized databases, ensuring resources are tailored to the unique requirements of each project.
Open Lab is committed to nurturing project development at every phase. This includes refining and articulating the research question, identifying the sample group, designing and implementing data collection and analysis strategies, and crafting the final report. This holistic approach ensures a seamless and efficient research process, driving meaningful outcomes.
What Open Lab offers
Holistic Research Support and Collaboration: Open Lab provides a comprehensive suite of services for research projects, fostering a collaborative ecosystem that brings together researchers, businesses, organizations, and external stakeholders. This integrated approach facilitates seamless cooperation and knowledge exchange.
Specialization in Economic and Digital Resilience: Open Lab's primary focus lies in exploring and advocating for economic and digital resilience, particularly in the context of the post-pandemic world. This focus equips the lab to address contemporary challenges and contribute to resilience-building efforts.
Access to Advanced Resources and Technologies: Open Lab is equipped with cutting-edge resources and technologies, including bespoke applications, software, instrumentation, and sophisticated data analytics and AI solutions. This access empowers the lab to stay at the forefront of technological advancements and deliver high-quality results.
Skill Development and Post-pandemic Perspectives: Open Lab is committed to fostering skill development through capacity-building programs. It also provides valuable insights into the post-pandemic landscape, helping participants navigate and adapt to the evolving context.