Fondazione FORMIT is an independent non for profit organization with consultative status by the UN Economic and Social Council (since 2004). Since 1985 FORMIT Foundation has performed activities of scientific research and analysis to sustain technology and innovation development, supporting PAs and companies in Italy and abroad. The scientific orientation of FORMIT is given by its Scientific Committee, of which three members are nominated by the Italian Ministry of Research, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and by the Ministry of Economic Development. Along the years, FORMIT has established itself as a key player at international level in several research fields including innovation, security and information and communication technologies with a focus on socio-economic aspects of these fields.
FORMIT is formally structured in 5 areas: Research and Innovation Area, Training and Communication Area, Strategy and Technology Area, SMEs Development Area and Jura Area. In particular, international research and cooperation and technology transfer activities are carried out by the Research and Innovation Area (R&I) through a worldwide network of organizations and stakeholders. Since 2008 25 international projects (of which 10 coordinated by FORMIT) with 89 different projects partners of which 68 international belonging from 36 different countries world-wide.