Lifescience Innovation Good Healthcare Technology (LIGHT) was born from the idea of the  University of Brescia to expand (up to 1.800 m2) and modernize the spaces currently present in the  laboratories of the CENTRO SERVIZI MULTISETTORIALE E TECNOLOGICO S.R.L. (CSMT)  – controlled by the University itself – which represent a reference technological focal point created  for the widespread growth of the territory, the stimulation of innovation and technology transfer and  their application, and the development and improvement of the skills and competitiveness of  companies. The infrastructure “LIGHT” will become a main centre for the development and transfer  of technologies in the domain of health and wellbeing. Its main objective is to strengthen public private collaboration with a view to a more profound integration of basic research skills with  industrial and experimental ones. The University of Brescia intends to enhance its research  capacities through technology-driven multi-planning in the health sector and to improve the  diagnosis, monitoring, assistance and rehabilitation care. 

Some important private industrial companies with an international scope have manifested an  expression of interest in the initiative and on specific research lines, an aspect that highlights the  importance of the initiative and guarantees a rapid construction of the program, already extensively  co-built with them. It will provide the international, national and local research community with  high-grade instruments and services to conceive, experiment, develop and validate ideas in the fields  of cutting-edge pharmacology coupled with artificial intelligence and of health tech for telemedicine  and the hospital of the future. 

“LIGHT” will promote the dissemination of technological innovation and will provide high-level  competences, representing a point of interest for the national and international scientific community.  The Infrastructure’s large-scale analytical and productivity capabilities will allow it to serve a very  wide catchment area. Moreover, the research results will help to create new realities that will be able  to convert ideas and research products into real products and services.


The main trajectories that will characterize the infrastructure hubs will be the following: 

AI and Big Data Main Hub 

  • Large scale analysis: integrative analysis on generated and remote acquired data  
  • Big data storage; 
  • Planning and design of a data sharing platform 
  • Web-site construction and updating  
  • Knowledge transfer management and Research doctorate coordination  

Digital Health Care Hub 

  • Telemedicine, virtual care, digital technologies and sensors for preventive, participatory  and personalized medicine and for the innovation of health services 
  • Hospital of the future, artificial intelligence for precision diagnostic, and clinical  engineering for organizative innovation and management of health services; 
  • Advanced controls and comprehensive solutions in Track & Trace and Quality Inspection, to protect drugs throughout their life-cycle. Solutions for pharmaceutical production  processes to ensure the best practices, to safeguard the future productions, to meet  international compliance, to fight against counterfeiting, parallel productions and to  protect the brand. 


AI Biopharma Hub 

  • Artificial intelligence-driven design, synthesis and activity characterization of new drugs  and bio-drugs through the Dompé EXCALATE platform
  • Validation of the new drugs and peptide activity on potential pharmacological target in  biological systems to generate new data feeding the database; 

The infrastructure will be articulated according a multi-site model in the area of the University of  Brescia North Campus (yellow, azure, blue and red areas). The Main Hub will host Big data, coordination and simulation, prototyping and experimentation activities with decentralized nodes.  Below is the map relating to the expansion and modernization of the existing CSMT building (red  highlighted area) structured in three floors, each 600 m2large (for a total of 1.800 m2): there will be  the Main Hub offices and the experimental areas of the Digital Health care Hub (telemedicine, virtual  care) with the in silico and molecular biology laboratories.