To realize effective interaction among increasing number of institutions, ITRA plans to network these existing institutions as a pyramid. Academic institutions or Government Supported Research Laboratories are nodes of a pyramid. These IIs closely collaborate with non-academic institutions, such as research labs, industry, Government organizations and NGOs, the latter typically adding or extending the capabilities of the IIs in translating their R&D into societal impact, e.g., through technology transfer to industry, startups, etc. A critical other component of the ITRA teams is the presence of world class scientists, technologists, industrialists, etc., as central players and an integral part of the team, who will mentor the rest of the team from the proposal stage through the actual activities, including planning, publications, these supervision, and general professional guidance.