The National Research Council of Italy pays a particular attention to the cooperation with the industrial system. Actions include joint research programmes, research contracts, consulting, licensing and patent releases, foundation of research consortia and spin off companies, and many other initiatives aimed at enhancing the technology transfer processes to companies and business sectors.

A specific Structure devoted to Technology Transfer and Valorisation of research coordinates and connects the Cnr activities as regards the following topics: marketing research; intellectual property rights protection management and enhancement through the setting up of new technological enterprises; design and implementation of the technology transfer processes. 

'Manufacturing processes will underpin the green transition now and in the future'

Institutional Area

In the SUNRISE Consortium meeting in Bologna on May 16, 2019 Prof. Mathews gave the lecture ‘Global Green Shift: China as a driver’ held at the Library of the Bologna Research Area of the Italian National Research Council. The SUNRISE Consortium member Nicola Armaroli interviewed the Australian professor

II International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

Event, 15-18/09/2019

The Cnr Institute of polymers, composites and biomaterials (Ipcb) oganises the II International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea, which will be held in Capri (Naples), Italy, from 15 to 18  september. The Conference aims to become a key event on microplastic pollution, streghtening the previous experience

14th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles

Event, 15-19/09/2019

A forum to promote cooperation between industry, research laboratories, and universities for the development of innovative propulsion systems for future vehicles. ICE2019 is organized by SAENA a section of SAE International with Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CUICAR), SC (USA) and Istituto motori-Cnr of Naples (Italy)

11th International symposium on digital Earth (ISDE11). Call for abstracts, deadline extension

Event, 24 - 27/09/2019

Due to many requests, the deadline of the Call for Abstracts for the 11th International Symposium on Digital Earth (ISDE11) has been extended to February 28th. Further details about the submission of abstracts can be found at the official website

Spin-off promotion and support

Institutional Area

The creation of spin-off companies is an instrument for Cnr to pursue its institutional objects even in conjunction with other public and private parties. It contributes to societal and economic development of knowledge and enhances relationships and interactions between research and industry

Protection and valorisation of IPRs

Institutional Area

CNR supports and encourages its researchers in protecting and valorizing the results of their research, promoting their exploitation in collaboration with industrial partners and/or other institutions. TTO of Cnr acts in coordination with the Departments and Institutes in order to support and regulate the procedures related to the different phases of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) generated by researchers through independent, co-funded and commissioned research

Promotion and Marketing activities

Institutional Area

Our Promotion and marketing activities are focused on generating opportunities for collaboration and sharing research infrastructures by leveraging Cnr’s IPR portfolio, our scientists’ know-how and skills, as wells as our network of stakeholders (scientists, industry, other PROs, etc.)

Technology transfer office

Institutional Area

Technology Transfer (TT) represents the Cnr’s second mission, after the scientific research. The Technology Transfer Office of Cnr (TTO) is responsible for all the activities related to TT, such as protection of research results and promotion and support for Spin-off creation. On behalf of Cnr, TTO is part of TTO CIRCLE sponsored by the JRC of the European Commission