Curiosity, intuition, passion, creativity, tenaciousness: these are just some of the aspects that describe those fellows who have decided to rely on development and knowledge, making science their job.

Thanks to its network spread all over the Italian country and to the great variety of research topics, the Cnr plays a key role facing the challenges that are at the hearth of the international agenda of the research: healthcare, demographic changes and wellness, food safety and sustainable agriculture, energy and environmental protection, accessibility of resources, intelligent transport. This section offers a showcase of their work.

How will climate change affect Europe? Study finds that the North Atlantic currents play a major role

News 17/06/2021

The science behind climate change is no longer only an intellectual pursuit, but it has become a societal challenge of great interest to the general public and policy makers, given the large socioeconomic impacts of climate change on everyday life

Business and Human Rights Summer School

Event from 28/06/2021 to 02/07/2021

The fourth edition (online) of the Business and Human Rights Summer School will be held from 28th June 2021 to 2rd July 2021. As usual, the Course is meant to provide to scholars coming from all over the world an understanding of the main challenges concerning the contemporary debate on business and human rights while keeping up with current relevant developments at national, regional and international level

Europe's contribution to ocean plastic

News 11/06/2021

Rivers are the main conduits for human litter transferred from land to the ocean. A new study shows that European countries release more than 600 million floating macrolitter items (> 2.5 cm) to the ocean in a single year. The team behind this study is composed of 22 institutions from 12 different countries and includes Italian researchers from CNR. The team demonstrated that plastic is the principal litter material observed in rivers across Europe

Call for papers special issue "New frontiers in design and planning for healthy built environments"

News 12/05/2021

Is now online the Call for papers regarding the Special Issue "New Frontiers in Design and Planning for Healthy Built Environments" of Sustainability (MDPI), an open-access journal. The submission deadline is 31 October 2021

Young RM Ambassadors at the Mineral Show

Event from 18/06/2021 to 21/06/2021

The 51st Edition of the Mineral Show will be staged from 18 to 20 June 2021, the first event with live attendance after the lockdown, and the stand set up by the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) will be available to the public for three days at the Bologna Fair

Cnr at the 11th edition of the International Conference 'The Future of Education'

Event from 01/07/2021 to 02/07/2021

On 1 and 2 July 2021, the National Research Council of Italy (CNR) will participate in the 11th edition of the International Conference 'The Future of Education', which will be held in a completely digital format due to the persistence of Covid restrictions

Joint EPS-SIF International School on Energy 2021

Event from 19/07/2021 to 24/07/2021

The primary goal of the School will be to present all physics fields with relevance for the technologies of energy production, conversion, transmission and savings, thus addressing today's most relevant energy issues.

BioMaH - Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare, 3rd International Conference

Event from 19/10/2021 to 22/10/2021

The 3rd BioMaH (Biomaterials and Novel Technologies for Healthcare) Conference is an international interdisciplinary forum of major experts in the field of healthcare sciences, contributing in solving challenging problems in medicine

2nd level Master postgraduate course degree "INTER-IoT"

Event from 01/02/2021 to 31/01/2022

The goal of our 2nd level Master is the professional training of a new ICT expert: the integrator and manager of systems based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The new professional will have high technical skills as well as business competences in the ICT area, being responsible of the technical management (including analysis, design, implementation and maintenance) of complex IoT systems and their integration

Call for Joint Archaeological Laboratories

Institutional area

A selection having the purpose of creating four Joint International Archaeological Laboratories has been launched, deadline: November 20, 2020. The financing is granted to create between researchers of National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) and foreign research institutions Archaeological Laboratories for the following purposes: to carry out excavation campaigns in foreign countries, to train young researchers; for technology transfer; to participate in international tenders for research funding, classification and museum exhibits

A consortium of European digital players to design the future EU quantum i

News 31/05/2021

The European Commission has selected a consortium of companies and research institutes to study the design of the future European quantum communication network, EuroQCI (quantum communication infrastructure). It will enable ultra-secure communication between critical infrastructures and government institutions across the European Union

Journal and newsletters

Institutional Area

Cnr produces several journals and newsletters to which you can subscribe, usually for free, directly from the websites of the institutes that produce them.
This page, created with the aim of making such contributions quickly reachable and accessible to citizens and researchers, contains some of the journals and newsletters sent and transmitted from the network Cnr (departments, institutes, etc) that provide news and updates on topics of their interest

Joint lab projects

Institutional Area

Cnr finances joint labs projects based on proposals  made by Italian and Foreign researchers together, aimed at sharing research facilites, skills and expertise

Cnr position on the European Innovation Council

Institutional Area

The Italian National Research Council is giving its contribution to the ongoing debate on the European Innovation Council,  (Eic), the body for innovation proposed by the European Commission  to boost the research and innovation system at a European level

Science & Technology Digital Library

Institutional Area

The Cnr  S&T Digital Library makes available research products, datasets, data and information on research activities, projects, R&D actors, their expertise and skills, as well as digitised cultural and historical heritage contents

Open access

Institutional area

The Italian National Research Council is deeply involved in adopting and supporting the principles of the European Chart for the free circulation of knowledge

Cnr E-recruitment

Institutional Area

The on line application system for the recruitment of staff and other types of employement and training of the National Research Council of Italy

01/07/2021 ore 09.00 al 02/07/2021

Event 21/06/2021

A large percentage of workers and firms operate in the informal economy, outside the line of sight of governments in emerging market and developing economies. This may hold back the recovery in these economies from the deep recessions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, unless governments adopt a broad set of policies to address the challenges of widespread informality

Researcher’s life


On the Cnr webtv platform the portraits of some Cnr researchers in their daily routine, both at work and in their private life

The Bluemed italian paper

Institutional area

An overview of relevance, obstacles  and proposals of the key sectors for a blue growth, issued by the Cnr Bluemed Working Group

News Snippet, the official newsletter of Ibisba

Institutional Area

The National Research Council of Italy is partner of Ibisba, a European-distributed research infrastructure that links up best-in-class R&D facilities providing multi-technology services to bridge the gap between academic research and industrial needs

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