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. 

Solar Orbiter ready to launch: the Italian instrument Metis is on board

News 07/02/2020

One of the instrument onboard Solar Orbiter spacecraft, launched from Cape Canaveral, is Metis, realized in Italy and funded by the Italian Space Agency. Institute for photonics and nanotechnologies of the Cnr is part of the team of research

III International Triple Helix Summit

Event, 24-26/11/2020

The III International Triple Helix Summit will be held in Bologna (Italy) on 24th - 26th November 2020 and will focus on the theme 'Designing globally connected regional innovation ecosystems: overcoming barriers and opening pathways'. Global leaders from academia, industry and policy will discuss how to build regional innovative ecosystems to tackle world grand challenges

'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

BraYn Conference - BraYnstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists

Event 25-27/11/2020


The third edition of the BraYn conference will take place in Pisa on November 25th-27th 2020. BraYn stands for 'Brainstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists', and it aims to create a congress specifically intended for young researchers under the age of 40 working in the field of Neuroscience

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

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