Politecnico di Milano was established in 1863. Its most eminent professors have included the mathematician Francesco Brioschi, Luigi Cremona, and Giulio Natta (Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1963). POLIMI is now ranked as one of the most outstanding European universities in Engineering, Architecture and Industrial Design. POLIMI is participating in the project with three research units from the Dipartimento di Elettronica, Informazione e Bioingegneria.

POLIMI has five campuses, 9 Schools (6 of Engineering, 2 of Architecture, Industrial Design) and over 40.000 students. Research is carried out on a wide range of technical and scientific subjects by 16

POLIMI is a member of ECTP – European Construction Platform (www.ectp.org) and E2B Association (www.e2b-ei.eu). POLIMI is also a member of EERA (European Energy Research Alliance), a virtual centre of excellence that has promoted Joint Programming initiative on Smart Cities.