Brussels Hub

An institutional collaboration involving Politecnico di Torino, Unioncamere and Torino Chamber of Commerce operating in its Brussels official venue for:

  • reinforcing visibility across Europe via a continuous relationship with European institutions and stakeholders based in Brussels
  • monitoring and developing projects and funding initiatives to increase the availability of resources to local business communities and to the entire Italian economic system

Aliki Varella – Head of Brussels Hub |

Ilenia Bertorello – EU liaison officer - Research, Technology Transfer and Innovation Department - Politecnico di Torino |

Strategic Advising

  • Advise on the strategy for influencing European programmesand funding opportunities to enable POLITO to develop anticipation actions and promotion of position papers to improve POLITO's European positioning and influence
  • Expansion/Creation of transnational contacts and strategic collaborations

 EU Partnerships and networks

  • Identification of networking opportunities to increase participation in European collaborative projects and facilitation in the creation of transnational consortia
  • Supporting participation in EU partnerships / initiatives

 Policy and calls

  • Dissemination of updated information on European policies and initiatives
  • Organisation (also on request) of events/webinars on EU initiatives/policies with EC representatives and/or Brussels stakeholders


  • Organization of training internships and mobility programmes in Brussels

 Venue and services

  • Available of a meeting room and workstations in Avenue Marnix 30 –close to the European Quarter:
  • Contact point between European stakeholders in Brussels and PoliTo and organising meetings with EU Officials and other stakeholders for PoliTo delegation (on request)

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Politecnico di Torino is also a member of UnILiON, Universities Informal Liaison Offices Network, and GIURI, the Informal Group of Italian Representative Offices for Research and Innovation