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. 

The fourth edition of the Business and Human Rights Summer School has concluded

News 05/07/2021

The Summer School, the first in Italy entirely devoted to the business and human rights debate, is the result of the scientific collaborations with the Wageningen University and Research, the University of Milan, and Human Rights International Corner association

WEEE@school, electrical and electronic waste is transformed from an issue to an opportunity

News 18/06/2021

The European project Raw Matters Ambassadors at Schools (RM@Schools) - managed by the National Research Council of Italy - brings the issue of WEEE management and the opportunities offered by the recycling and recovery of the materials contained therein to the schools

New light on prehistoric Egypt in museum collections with the PrEMuC project

News 02/07/2021

The main objective of the multidisciplinary PrEMuC project "Prehistoric Egypt in Museum Collections”, directed by Giulio Lucarini, Cnr-Ispc researcher, is to shed new light on important and little-known sources of information about the Egyptian past

3rd edition of chem2Dmat International Conference

Event, from 31/08/2021 to 03/09/2021

The third edition of the chem2Dmat International Conference will cover all areas related to 2D materials' chemistry spanning their synthesis as well as their functionalization, for, among others, (bio-)sensing, (electro- and photo-)catalysis, nanomedicine, biomaterials

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

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

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

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