• Artificial Intelligence

    IRST, established in 1976, was the first center in Italy fully dedicated to AI. Now called FBK-ICT, it is still the largest one, and the Italian Research Center most recognized internationally
  • Cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity is a key enabler in a world that is more digitally interconnected than ever before.
  • Data Science

    We analyze big data and transform the restless streams of data in value, knowledge and decision capability
  • Smart Cities and Communities

    We engage the whole community -citizens, administrations, enterprises- in a living lab for experimenting innovative solutions able to meet the important societal challenges that cities are communities are facing
  • Health and Wellbeing

    We use Artificial Intelligence expertise on the subject of health and health care, encouraging close collaboration between research groups and laboratories of innovation
  • Smart Digital Industry



The Bruno Kessler Center in Information and Communication Technology (FBK-ICT Irst Center) focuses on high quality research with impact to market and society.

FBK- ICT Irst (formerly simply called IRST) is an internationally renowned center established in 1986 for conducting research on Artificial Intelligence (AI). It was the first center in Italy fully dedicated to AI and it is still the Italian research center most recognized internationally in the field of AI. FBK ICT has extended its competences to data science, security and safety, dependable systems, formal methods and software engineering.