Italian Minister Marco Bussetti visited the Cnr Arctic Station 'Dirigibile Italia'


Italian Minister for University and Research Marco Bussetti visited on June 2019 the Cnr Arctic Station 'Dirigibile Italia'. In this multidisciplinary research facility located in Ny-Ålesund (Svalbard Islands), Cnr coordinates a wide range of interdisciplinary studies and on-field researches: from chemistry to physics of the atmosphere, from marine biology to oceanography, from human biology to environmental studies, and much more

Water droplet encased by polymer membrane

Press review 12/08/2019

Encapsulation of micro-objects with a polymeric membrane is desired in many applications such as pharmaceutics and microelectronics. This is currently achieved through three-dimensional (3D) printing, lithography, or microfluidics. These are demanding techniques. For example, microfluidics requires oil–water interfaces that may not be compatible with the chemistry of a drug. The research teams are proposing an unusual and very efficient alternative, using polymer solutions. The “quick liquid packaging” method they developed was published in Science Advances. The approach stands out for its simplicity. It relies on surface tension and the need for two non-miscible solutions to minimize their interfacial energy

Farmers squeezed by olive tree disease sell presses

Press review 05/08/2019

Farmers in Puglia are selling their olive oil presses after a deadly bacterial disease (Xylella) infected 20 million olive trees, devastating a vital sector of Italian agriculture and causing more than £1 billion of damage. Pierfederico La Notte, a researcher of Cnr-Ipsp, is  seeking a cure

Fincantieri and Cnr: innovation in the maritime field

Press release 18/06/2019

Fincantieri and the National Research Council (Cnr) presented the results of six multidisciplinary research projects, in a program aimed at innovation in shipbuilding supported by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

An insight into the Italian Advanced Light Microscopy Node

News 10/07/2019

Cnr Institute of biochemistry and cell biology (Ibbc-Cnr) in Naples hosts the Italian Advanced Light Microscopy Node of the Euro-BioImaging (EUBI) european infrastructure, focused on advanced microscopy

ETC2019, 17th european turbulence conference

Event from 03/09/2019 to 06/09/2019

ETC is the main European conference on turbulence and related topics. Attracting about 500 participants from many different countries, ETC offers since 1986 a top-level platform for scientists to deliver cutting-edge presentations

The legislation and the Governement of complexity: inter-institutional dialogue and citizen participation

Institutional area

On June 28th, 2019, at the Palazzo Pica Alfieri in L'Aquila, as part of an event promoted by the Chamber of Deputies and the Conference of Presidents of the Legislative Assemblies of the Regions and Autonomous Provinces, the 2017-2018 Report on legislation between the State, Regions and the European Union was presented, edited by the Observatory on the legislation of the Chamber of Deputies. Cnr-Issirfa has developed the part on the 'Trends and problems of regional legislation' that highlights some significant aspects of the trends and problems emerging in the legislation of the Regions, with implications on their political-administrative organization

Ecoss Project

Institutional area

The Cnr Institute of marine sciences is the lead partner of 'Ecoss project': the goal is to establish an ecological observing system in the Adriatic Sea, shared between Italy and Croatia, able to integrate ecological and oceanographic research and monitoring with Natura 2000 conservation strategies

Cnr participates the Conception network

News 11/06/2019

Building a pan-European ecosystem for generating, monitoring, and providing robust information on medication safety in pregnancy and breastfeeding is the goal of the public private partnership called ConcePTION. The project unites 88 organizations from 22 countries, including the Cnr - Institute of Clinical Physiology


Institutional area

Cnr-Isa is amongst the research partners of 'Stance4Health', a project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 with tha aim of developing a complete Smart Personalized Nutrition (SPN) service based on the use of mobile technologies as well as tailored food production that will optimize the gut microbiota activity and long-term consumer engagement

Eurofleets+: Sea call 'Oceans' opening!

News 17/06/2019

Within the Horizon2020 Project Eurofleets+ 'An alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities', in which Cnr is involved as partner of the consortium, Sea-programme call 1 'Oceans' will be opened for the submission of proposal from 26th of June 2019 to 27th of September 2019

Technology transfer office

Institutional area

Technology transfer represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. Cnr-TTO is responsible for all the activities related to TT, namely protection of research results, IPR management and exploitation, promotion and support for spin-off creation, marketing and promotion of research results

Cnr: 95 years of future


On November 2018, Cnr marked its 95th anniversary: a special ceremony was organised in the Cnr Rome headquarters, attended by major institutional representative

Memorandum of Understanding between Cnr and Fraunhofer

Press release 12/06/2019

The National Research Council of Italy and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft signed yesterday a Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement was signed by the Cnr President Prof. Massimo Inguscio and  Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

D4Science Infrastructure

Institutional Area

D4Science is an open data infrastructure developed by Cnr-Isti, connecting over 4000 scientists in +50 countries, integrating +50 heterogeneous data providers, executing +55,000 models & algorithms/month; providing access to over a billion quality records in repositories worldwide. D4Science hosts +100 Virtual Research Environments to serve the biological, ecological, environmental, social mining, culture heritage, and statistical communities world-wide

Towards Fp9 - Cnr presents its 'Mission' proposals

Institutional Area

For a research institution such as Cnr, the EU Research Framework Programmes (FP) represent a fundamental tool to complement its institutional activities as well as to build and strengthen its scientific partnerships. This position paper introduces the Cnr priorities in terms of 'mission' within Horizon Europe (FP9)

The Bluemed italian paper

Institutional area

An overview of relevance, obstacles  and proposals of the key sectors for a blue growth, issued by the Cnr Bluemed Working Group