Italy : Banco Informatico Tecnologico e Biomedico
TechSoup Italia, a collaborative effort of Banco Informatico Tecnologico e Biomedico (BITeB) and TechSoup Global, was launched in 2010. BITeB believes that in industrialized countries, technologies that could be re-used are now being wasted. In both developing countries and some areas of Italian society are suffering from a lack of advanced technology that hinders economic growth, cultural and social integration of people and organizations. We believe that with the TechSoup Italia program, nonprofit organizations can be even more effective with technology and the skills to use it.
BITeB is a voluntary association, created to alleviate this technology gap. Our goal is to give educational, health care and social-health nonprofits, operating both in Italy and abroad, access to advanced technologies—donating computers, biomedical equipment, machinery and technical furniture abandoned by public and private companies. The BITeB operates through two divisions: Computer and Biomedical.