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. 

Eni and Cnr: sign renewal of the framework agreement for collaboration in research and technological innovation

News, 26/11/2021

Signed the renewal of the Framework Agreement as part of joint research and technological innovation activities. The agreement provides for the development of projects and initiatives to address the challenges of the energy transition

"Targeting the (un)usual suspects in cancer": 29th Cnr-Igb workshop virtual meeting

Event 02-03/12/2021

The Cnr-Igb Workshop will cover well-established and innovative approaches to target oncogenic signaling pathways, such as cancer stem cells, metabolic reprogramming, long non-coding RNAs

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

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

Promotion and Marketing activities

Institutional Area

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

Euraf2022 - Agroforestry for the green deal transition. Research and innovation towards the sustainable development of agriculture and forestry

Event, 16-20/05/2022

A five-day in presence meeting to discuss about environment, policy, cultural and socioeconomic aspects of agroforestry. Policy makers, experts, academics and agroforestry enthusiasts will present and discuss research results, case studies and practices