Support for the Alta Scuola Politecnica

Intesa Sanpaolo and Alta Scuola Politecnica together to transform knowledge into innovative culture. 

A new partnership has been signed between Intesa Sanpaolo and Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP) aimed at training young talents to be capable of reading and interpreting the relationships and connections existing between technology, innovation, business, economic and social systems.
With the agreement, Intesa Sanpaolo supports the implementation of the 18th training cycle of the ASP in its launch. Scholarships, internships, seminars and business expertise to give young talents ideas and tools to understand and act in the complexity of the world of work.

The drivers of the partnership

The collaboration further strengthens the relations between the Bank, the Politecnico di Milano and the Politecnico di Torino. Very complex relationships - focused on attention to the younger generations - which mainly aim to evolve the training proposal towards those knowledge and skills that are fundamental to generate individual and social growth.
The partnership fully expresses the common intentions of the partners, focused on nurturing young talents, raising the quality of training and making digital technology applicable. Three enabling and decisive factors for transferring knowledge and innovation spread by the academy to management, production and distribution processes.

The energy and motivation of young students, adequately supported, together represent a great gift of innovative potential which, combined with investment in training, becomes the fundamental asset to ensure full social and economic citizenship.

The quality of training is all the higher the stronger and more concrete are the synergies between universities and companies, especially when they are aimed at developing multidisciplinary training courses, capable of combining training, research and entrepreneurial experience.

The progressive digitization of production and processes sometimes risks not expressing its effectiveness unless accompanied and directed by people with the necessary skills to use them and to understand their interactions and impacts in specific areas. Therefore a technical training is needed that develops a systemic vision and that allows to imagine, understand and manage the connections that technology produces.

The centrality drivers of people and the value of knowledge and competence as an engine of individual, social and economic growth have found a point of convergence in the Alta Scuola Politecnica, an academic excellence with a high technological specialization that responds to the demand for skills qualified, highly innovative content.

What is the High Polytechnic School

The Alta Scuola Politecnica is a training project shared between the Politecnico di Milano and the Politecnico di Torino launched in 2004. The project offers young talents selected among those enrolled in the first year of a Master's Degree in one of the two Polytechnics, the double degree and the school diploma.

How to access the ASP

To access the ASP, young talents must have an exam average of 27/30 and a good knowledge of English. Another selection criterion is the origin: 25% from abroad, 25% from Piedmont and Lombardy and 50% from the rest of Italy, to ensure the best conditions for exchange and comparison.


ASP teaching - coordinated by a joint executive committee made up of 8 professors from the Milan and Turin Polytechnics - is organized in two-year multidisciplinary cycles delivered in parallel with the studies of the Laurea Magistrale program.         
Each educational cycle includes 6 courses that explore technology, creativity, innovation, design and ethics. In addition, the students try their hand in teams in the realization of real projects proposed by the supporting companies. There are also periods of study abroad and internships in the company. In addition to the professors of the Polytechnics, the faculty includes the presence of important academics, researchers, managers and business experts in managerial roles.

Intesa Sanpaolo's collaboration with the School

Intesa Sanpaolo has fully grasped the value of the ASP project and wanted to actively support it in the realization of the training course dedicated to professionals who will be protagonists of the future production fabric. In particular, the Bank's commitment takes the form of:

  • financial support necessary for the establishment of 10 two-year scholarships for deserving students
  • willingness to welcome some students on internships
  • organization and delivery of a series of specialized seminars to facilitate the application of the theoretical knowledge acquired to business practice.

There is no doubt that universities and companies must work together to anticipate the new, making the training offer meeting the employability of students and market demands. It is equally true that academic training must train and initiate women and men into the productive world ready to keep up with continuous and fast innovation.
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