In a world of continuous and rapid change, the skills upgrades are becoming necessary to address the current transformations. In this context, training models must also adapt and innovate, to respond promptly to the needs of the world of work.

On the one hand, large companies struggle daily with the low efficiency (e.g. in terms of time required) of the classic scouting and personnel selection models. On the other hand, startups need figures to be quickly included in the production processes.

 Whether we are talking about data, networks or software, a training offer able to train skills “in the field” becomes increasingly necessary. In this area, TOP-IX has developed decades of experience, trying to anticipate the demands of the world of work and offering training courses with a strong “hands-on” component.

Training experience in the DATA field

Impact Deal

Impact Deal

A Data-driven Training + Acceleration + Networking Program for Impact Enterprises, Corporates and Organizations.

Editions: 1 edition
Year: 2022 (In progress)

Impact Deal is an acceleration, training and networking program for businesses, corporations and impact organizations. It acts as a deal between heterogeneous subjects to generate a positive, measurable societal and environmental impact; an entrepreneurial impetus towards the construction of companies that pursue impact objectives (according to the SDG indicators defined by the UN) in addition to the usual economic-financial sustainability indicators.

The program is sponsored by Fondazione CRT, OGR Torino e Microsoft. It is managed by TOP-IX in collaboration with The Data Science for Social Good Center, Ashoka, Impact Hub and The Data Appeal Company.

Football Data Analyst

Football Data Analyst

The new frontier of match analysis and scouting

Editions: 5 editions
Years: 2019 – 2022

Football Data Analyst

Football Data Analyst training course is created in collaboration with WyLab, aims to offer Italian professional soccer clubs the tools and knowledge they need to effectively manage the enormous amount of data generated by the increasingly widespread use of wearables, sensors and tracking systems.



Civic Technologies and Data Science for International Cooperation

Editions: 2 editions
Years: 2019 – 2021

The program is designed to raise awareness of Data Science and Civic Technologies among International Cooperation practitioners, to increase participants’ awareness of data culture, and to guide them in implementing Data-Driven projects.

CorDATA is designed by TOP-IX (lead partner), Fondazione ISI, Moxoff and HeartInData and is supported by Fondazione Cariplo and Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo under the Innovation for Development program.



Hacking Development, Visualization & Data Science

Editions: 9 editions
Years: 2012 – 2020

BIG DIVE is an intensive training program designed to train experienced professionals in managing and exploiting large volumes of data (i.e. BIG DATA). The courses cover the Data Science, Visualization and Development topics through face-to-face lectures and the development of real projects.

BIG DIVE is organized in collaboration with ISI Foundation, TODO and Axant. The training program is offered in open (annual – for classes – upon application) and custom (for organizations with ad hoc design of training content) versions.

Training experience in the NETWORK field

TOP-IX Networking Academy

TOP-IX Networking Academy

ICT training program for TOP-IX consortium members

Year: 2022 (In progress)

TOP-IX Network Academy

The TOP-IX Networking Academy aims to assist consortium members on operational and development issues of their network offering the expertise within our networking group. It also promotes on-going training among consortium members to keep them up-to-date with new developments in interconnection and networking technologies in general.
It is organized by TOP-IX with partner Reiss Romoli.

Professional technical training courses

Professional technical training courses

MPLS, BGP and Network Automation courses

Editions: 2 editions
Year: 2020 – 2021

Corso MPLS

The TOP-IX Consortium organizes training courses for consortium members and TOP-IX partners. The courses are created in collaboration with Reiss Romoli.  

The topics covered during these courses are:

  • MPLS: introducing the fundamental aspects of MPLS, its paradigms, its integration with layer 2 networks, and the main supported services. In addition to the theory sessions, the course offers a substantial hands-on portion of configuration in the Cisco IOS XE/XR environment of MPLS routers, laboratory simulations of MPLS backbones, and related offered services.
  • BGP, from theory to practice: course provides theoretical and practical skills on BGP protocol. It includes a relevant hands-on activity in a laboratory consisting of multivendor routers, in which real situations are reproduced.
  • Network Automation: the course’s purpose is to provide an overview of Network Automation techniques in the ICT world and to deepen the use of some tools in real situations. Among these technologies, network automation certainly plays an important role. The lesson learned from cloud data centers on the rationalization of deployment and provisioning times has been successfully implemented in the world of networking, leading to a significant step forward in conceiving the management of network equipment.

Training experience in the SOFTWARE field

AWS re/Start

AWS re/Start

Become an AWS expert and earn AWS Cloud Practitioner certification

Editions: 2 editions
Years: 2021- 2022

AWS re/Start is a full-time classroom-based skills development and training program that prepares individuals for careers in the cloud industry and connects them to potential employers. The program is focused on unemployed or underemployed individuals.

re/Start is a proprietary format of Amazon Web Services.

TOP-IX and Engim Piemonte – Artigianelli Torino are the local operating partners on the Italian territory.

Agile Training

Agile Training

Agile Development Introduction

Editions: 3 editions
Years: from 2018 to 2021

Agile Training

The introductory workshop on Agile Development covers the foundations, values and principles underpinning the Agile methodology. The workshop explores the differences from the Waterfall approach (advantages and disadvantages) and delves into the Scrum methodology.

In addition to providing theoretical skills, the workshop provides a hands-on simulation of the methodology using Lego bricks.

ENGIM Courses

ENGIM Courses

Teaching in the courses of Engim Piemonte – Artigianelli Torino

Editions: 8 editions
Years: from 2014 to 2022

TOP-IX has been collaborating since 2014 with the training organization Engim Piemonte – Artigianelli Torino to provide computer science courses for the unemployed, both for career change for professionals and students.

TOP-IX has contributed to the teaching and evaluation of the following courses:

  • IFTS – Techniques for database design and management (2017-2021)
  • Software Development Technician (2021-2022)
  • Programming Technician – JSP Internet Programming (2014)
  • Programming Technician – Mobile Applications (2014)


TOP-IX Hackademy

Training project dedicated to junior developers

Editions: 2 editions
Years: 2014 – 2015

The coding and software training course for junior developers aims to help them enter the world of work.

In particular, it focuses on increasing the knowledge and skills of students and recent graduates on the topics of Web, mobile and graphic development in a learn-by-doing mode.

Training experience in other fields

Civic Tech

Civic Tech School

Civic tech training program

Editions: 3 editions
Years: 2016 – 2017

The Civic tech training program focuses on theoretical and practical aspects of the civic tech phenomenon, analysis of case studies, and workshops in which apply the concepts learned during the lectures.

The school’s goal is to understand WHAT civic tech IS and especially HOW TO DEVELOP IT, with a multidisciplinary approach and design method.

3D Printing

3D Printing Course

Free course for young citizens of the city of Novara

Edition: 1 edition
Year: 2019

Corso Stampa 3D

The initiative is organized by the Social Services of the Municipality of Novara in collaboration with TOP-IX, Fàdabrav Social Carpentry and SerMais with contributions from the Piedmont Region and the Cariplo Foundation.

The free course aims to provide a group of young people with new digital skills and help them become key players in the design of a specific area of the former Passalacqua barracks.

Podcast and Streaming

Proxima – podcasting and streaming course

Course dedicated to the elaboration of digital communication, production of a podcast and learning streaming techniques

Edition: 1 edition
Year: 2022

Training course created by Nòva center for youth aggregation and cultural production in the city of Novara (Piedmont).
The aim of the course is to teach the necessary skills to conceive, elaborate, write and produce a podcast.
In addition, it offers fundamental knowledge on how to carry out the live streaming of an event, as well as post production and video editing techniques.