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. 

Strengthening electrical systems against cyber attacks

Press note 10/06/2020

Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth of the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr-Icres)  signed a contract with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners of the United States (Naruc), for the development of guidelines aimed at addressing the cybersecurity of electrical systems in Countries of the Black Sea area: Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine 

Are we over the great crisis? Cities and ports after Covid-19 accelerators of the future

Event 22/06/2020

The 4th and final webinar on "Port-city scenarios during and after the Covid-19" will finalize the outputs of the previous three webinars that took place on 4th and 18th May and 1st June 2020

International WebConference - cultural heritage challenges climate change

Event 23/06/2020

The International WebConference is the final event of the Interreg Central Europe ProteCHt2save project that aims at supporting policy and decision makers in the short and long term management of cultural heritage at risk in Central Europe

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

The crowdfunding initiative for the Project FarmaCovid is now online

News 29/05/2020

The crowdfunding initiative for the project "FarmaCovid" is now online on the GoFundMe platform. The campaign is organized by the association “Semi di Scienza” (Yuri Galletti, President), for the Institute of biophysics of the National Research Council (Cnr-Ibf) and the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (Icgeb)

Italy is ready to launch the nanosatellite ALPHA

News 02/06/2020

ALPHA is an Italian Space mission involving a 1U CubeSat, a satellite as big as a box with a 10 cm edge, designed and developed to be launched on-board VEGA-C maiden flight. Main goals are to perform scientific experiments to deepen the knowledge of our Solar System, and to demonstrate innovative technologies to enhance the quality of life on Earth

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

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

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

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