Not just technology, or rather: technology and innovation at the service of social inclusion, urban regeneration, health, services for the community. These are just some of the many topics that research at Politecnico di Milano tackles every day. It is research with a high social impact, financed in part thanks to the donation of the public, specifically thanks to 5x1000.
In fact, every year the Politecnico donates the funds raised with 5 x1000 to the best projects selected through a competition of proposals, the Polisocial Award. The first in Italy among the academic initiatives of this type, it aims at supporting and launching research projects with a high social impact, supporting the work teams from the project start-up phase to the conclusion and even beyond, also with a view to sustainability over time and focusing on issues of social importance for areas or population groups facing a hard time.
From 2013 (when the program started) to 2020, tens of thousands of donors, especially Alumni, have chosen to donate their 5X1000 to Politecnico di Milano, helping to raise over 3.5 million euros.
These donations put new energy into research. The Politecnico has chosen to invest these funds to make room for young researchers: in the 7 years of the Polisocial program, almost 160 young researchers, including postdocs and doctoral students, were involved, who were thus able to present and carry out their research projects. To support them, over 200 teachers and researchers from all departments of the Politecnico.
The 2020 edition has put up for grabs about 500 thousand euros, assigned to a total of 5 new projects starting just in these months. You can discover them all at this link: https://www.dona.polimi.it/il-5-x-mille/
Allocating the 5X1000 to the Politecnico di Milano is simple, just put your signature in the box "Funding of scientific research and the University" which appears on the tax return forms and specify the tax code of the Politecnico di Milano TAX CODE 800 579 301 50