Italy's national research council and Italtel enter ICT framework agreement

Speech by president 19/03/2018

The collaboration aims to promote new synergies in areas such as Industry 4.0, smart cities, cyber security and big data. A new framework agreement to promote research, knowledge exchange and innovation within the Information and Communication Technologies sector has been signed by Italtel and the Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Cnr), Italy’s national research council

Alcantara-VIU symposium on Sustainability 2018

Institutional area

“Science and researchers have a key leading role to create the correct background and awareness to share knowledge and address future choices and behaviours for citizens, policy makers, institution and business leaders and other stakeholders involved. We are all part of one united world. Science is always inclusive and aims for ideas and progress for peace and the health of Humankind and other living creatures”, stated president Massimo Inguscio on the occasion of the 4th International Symposium  'Coping with change: global warming and decarbonization' held in Venice on March 1-2

High quality graphene from nickel

Press release 16/03/2018

A study published in Science unveils the catalytic action of nickel in the growth of graphene sheets. The research, carried out by Iom-Cnr and the University of Trieste, provides new strategies to improve the industrial production of this material characterized by exceptional properties

Summer Course on 'Critical Zone and Ecosystem Dynamics'

Event form 10/07/2018 to 18/07/2018

This 9-day- long summer course intends to provide basic knowledge about the functioning of the Critical Zone and its relationships with ecosystem dynamics, focusing on aspects related to hydrology, soil geochemistry and weathering, vegetation dynamics and distribution, microbiota, biodiversity, ecosystem processes

Nanorestart 2018

Event from 22/03/2018 to 23/03/2018

Contemporary art is a major challenge for conservators since there is a significant lack of established conservation methodologies that can safely tackle the often extremely fast degradation of materials used by contemporary artists. The project Nanorestart  focuses on nanotechnologies for contemporary art: as a partner of the project, Cnr is organizing a workshop in Rome to enlighten about the results of the work package 'Protection of surfaces of bronze and plastic art objects'

Call of Expression of Interest for Intellectual Property Rights of Cnr

Institutional area

Cnr issued a call for expression of interest  for the IPR Portfolio. Eligible proposers are professionals, natural persons that exercise a business activity, companies of people that exercise business activities, limited companies, consortia among enterprises and other consortium organizations, cooperative companies, public and private research organizations, foundations, public-owned companies, as well as public bodies  carrying out industrial and/or research activities in the sectors related to the Cnr rights

How wood can revolutionise architecture and help the landscape: a study by Alforlab

Press review 28/02/2017

Alforab Laboratory, in partnership with the National Research Council, has proved once more to be an important support tool for the development of innovative technologies within the forest-wood supply chain in Calabria

Extracts from plants to defeat headache

Press release 23/01/2018

It emerges from a study on plant remedies used in Italian folk medicine between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries conducted by researchers at the Institute for Agricultural and Forest Systems in the Mediterranean in collaboration with the Institute of Neurological Sciences of the National Research Council (Cnr). In this work, about 42% of the plant-based treatments utilized by Italian folk medicine to heal headache seems to represent the continuity of the medical tradition over about two thousand years. The results were published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology

Micro-spectroscopy opens new routes for diagnostics

Press release 09/02/2018

The work 'Non-contact mechanical and chemical analysis of single living cells by micro-spectroscopic techniques', published on 'Nature-Light: Science & Applications', introduces the use of a new spectrometer capable of analysing living cells in situ, in non-invasive manner and with sub-micrometric spatial resolution

ICT for active and healthy ageing: the 'Progressive' project

News 16/02/2018

Cnr participates in the project ‘Progressive Standards around ICT for Active and Healthy Ageing’, funded in the context of the Horizon 2020 programme, with the purpose of defining a reference framework for the development of standards in the field of information technologies for active and healthy ageing