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. 

Maria Chiara Carrozza visited XFEL: collaboration and partnership strengthened

President's speech 25/10/2023

European XFEL warmly welcomed a distinguished shareholder delegation led by the president of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) Maria Chiara Carrozza, and Pierluigi Campana, a member of the Executive Board of the Italian Institute for Nuclear Physics (Infn)

Collective intelligence can help reduce medical misdiagnoses

Press release 24/10/2023

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (Istc) of the National Research Council of Italy, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology developed a collective intelligence approach to increase the accuracy of medical diagnoses. Their work was recently presented in the journal PNAS

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 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 regulate the procedures related to the different phases of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) 

Technology transfer office

Institutional Area

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.  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