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. 

Transborder Key Enabling Technologies and Living Labs for the Dairy value chain

News 09/04/2021

The "TRANSDAIRY project" intends to enhance technology transfer among research, industry and Sme's in the fields of Key Enabling Technologies (Ket) applied to the Dairy Value Chain by the creation of Living Labs, by creation of Cross Border Spin-offs in Italy, Greece, Lebanon and Tunisia

A new Common Agriculture Policy (CAP) based on Copernicus programme and EO4GEO tools

Event 28/04/2021

The webinar has the overall objective to promote the new opportunities offered by the Copernicus Programme in dealing with the Common Agriculture Policy. Cnr-Irea is partner in the EO4GEO Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project 'Innovative solutions 

General-purpose robot for object retrieval in warehouses

News 29/03/2021

From August 2020 to October 2020, the Human Brain Project (HBP) launched 4 Calls for Expression of Interest inviting researchers to submit projects to add new expertise to the HBP community and to its research infrastructure EBRAINS

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

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.)