The Polytechnic University of Turin has a 150-year history. It offers excellence in engineering, architecture and technology, and promotes the ability to carry out theoretical or applied research and also achieve concrete and reliable productive processes or organise services and facilities. The university offers a multicultural study environment and has a close relationship with businesses. The cittadella politecnica is the new campus area where research, teaching and training go hand-in-hand with student services as well as financial and cultural activities. The Business Research Center inside the cittadella produces cutting-edge research for international corporations while the Venture Capital Section gives research the backing it needs to develop.