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. 

Jellyfish: Disgusting? Useful!

News 07/11/2017

Can we find a solution to the emerging environmental threat of jellyfish blooms? A consortium of 15 scientific institutions from eight Countries coordinated by the Geomar Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel has an innovative idea. In the GoJelly project, funded by the European Union with six million euros over a four-year period starting at 1 January 2018, they want to sensibly use this perceived threat

ElasTest: a cloud-based test platform for testing large complex distributed software systems

News 03/07/2017

ElasTest project aims at offering a flexible open source testing platform for more interconnected software systems and rapid and accurate end-to-end testing. The project, funded by EU, under the Research and Innovation Action H2020 programme, involves partners from academia, research institutions and IT companies: University Rey Juan Carlos, the Italian national research council, the Technische Universität Berlin

Cnr research spin-off: Mivoq

Institutional Area

Mivoq (Mimic Voice Quest) is a spin-off company from Cnr. The company core business is the development of specific services in the field of information technology and particularly of text-To-Speech (TTS) technologies for any business

Promozione e marketing

Institutional Area

"Vetrina dei brevetti" of public research is a valorisation service to enhance market value of scientific research and technological development achieved by Research Institutions and Universities. This pilot initiative is a joint effort made by the COTEC Foundation and Unioncamere to facilitate easier SMEs access and use of patents generated by public research institutions

European technology transfer offices circle

Institutional Area

Cnr is partner of TTO CIRCLE sponsored by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.  This European network was established with the aim to bring together the major European public research organisations in order to play a collective role in driving changes to the Technology Transfer landscape in Europe. TTO is composed by leading European public research organisations (PROs), involving European technology transfer structures of the major national research institutions. They have agreed to join forces on Technology Transfer to boost innovation in Europe

International training course 'Rapid methods for mycotoxin detection in the food chain'

Event 09-13 October 2017

One-week workshop-training course from October 9-13, 2017, hosted by Institute of sciences of food production – National research council of Italy (Ispa-Cnr), under the aegis of the MycokeyY project and the International society for mycotoxicology (Ism). Lectures and laboratory training will be provided on routinely used and new screening tools for rapid, robust and user-friendly analysis of mycotoxins, including validation aspects