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Project Lead: Juan Carlos De Martin

More about the NEXA Center at the Politecnico di Torino

The NEXA Center for Internet and Society of the Politecnico di Torino was founded in 2006 by Juan Carlos De Martin, professor of Information Engineering, together with Marco Ricolfi, law professor at the University of Torino Law School. NEXA is a multidisciplinary research center on the impact of the Internet on society, with a focus on technical, economical and juridical issues. The NEXA research team includes academic researchers as well as law practitioners and technologists; many of them have been working together since 2003, when the Creative Commons Italy project was started.

The Politecnico di Torino (Turin Polytechnic University) has 26,000 students studying on about 120 courses (39 Bachelor’s degree courses; 35 Master of Science courses; 30 Doctorates and 18 specialization courses). The Politecnico di Torino offers excellence in technology from all points of view, from the strictly technical to the economical and juridical.


The Department of Law of the University of Turin

DSG logoThe Department of Law of the University of Turin, headed by Prof. Gianmaria Ajani, is aimed to coordinating all the research activity in the area of law of the University of Turin. It deals also with the fund raising for research purposes, the management of all the PhD programs and continuing education in the area of law. It is part of the University of Turin, which was founded in 1404 (it is one of the most antique universities in the world) and which today counts 65.000 students, 1.300 professors and nearly 800 researchers and assistants.

The Department of Law coordinates the research work of more than 130 law professors in the different areas of law. The main research program by now are in the field of:

  • EC Private law and harmonization of contract law,
  • International Human Rights,
  • Criminal Jurisdiction,
  • Harmonization of Civil Procedure,
  • Intellectual Property law.

For more information about the Department of Law of the University of Turin, visit



IEIIT-CNR: Istituto di Elettronica e di Ingegneria dell’Informazione e delle Telecomunicazioni del CNR. (English: CNR Institute of Electronics and Information and Telecommunications Engineering).

The Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council of Italy), founded in 1923, is a multidisciplinary public research institution. The IEIIT is a CNR institute founded in 2002 by merging the forces of several preexisting CNR institutes and centers. The IEIIT-CNR headquarters are located in Torino, with territorial sections in Genoa, Milan, Bologna and Pisa; the Institute is directed by prof. Marco Ajmone Marsan. The IEIIT-CNR pursues advanced, multidisciplinary research in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).

For more information about IEIIT-CNR, visit