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.

III International Triple Helix Summit

Event from 24/11/2020 to 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'. New technological trends have significantly accelerated changes in the economy and society at a pace we have never experienced so far

Renewable, biodegradable and compostable plastics

Event from 24/11/2020 to 26/11/2020

On line - Zoom platform. The National Research Council of Italy (Cnr), with its research Institutes Ipcb, Scitec and Ibf - is partner of "Bioplastics Europe", a european project  coordinated by HAW Hamburg, involving 21 partners from 10 European countries and 1 extra-EU partner (H2020 Project No. 860407)

A novel finding on Kabuki syndrome, a rare genetic disease

News 09/09/2020

Delayed growth, craniofacial dysmorphism, skeletal abnormalities, moderate intellectual disability and, often, congenital heart defects. This is how the Kabuki syndrome manifests itself, a rare genetic disease, which has an incidence of one case in every 30,000 births

"ARETE" project: investigating the effect of Augmented Reality on behavioural management within primary schools

News 20/10/2020

Researchers of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (Cnr-Itd) of the National Research Council of Italy are currently studying how to introduce the Augmented Reality for supporting behavioural teaching and learning processes at school

BraYn Conference - BraYnstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists

Event from 25/11/2020 to 27/11/2020

BraYn stands for "Brainstorming Research Assembly for Young Neuroscientists", and is an initiative which aims to create a congress specifically intended for young researchers under the age of 40 working in the field of Neuroscience. The idea was conceived in 2017 at the department of Neuroscience at the University of Genoa, Italy, and to date, two editions of the BraYn conference in 2018 and 2019 have been organized

Call for proposals of joint lab projects

Institutional area

A call for two Cnr Joint Lab Projects 2021-2023 has been issued. Proposals will have to fall under the following scientific areas: sustainable intensification and defense of agricultural and forestry production through exploitation of natural substances and interactions with other organisms; converging mechanisms of ageing across agricultural plants and animals and their application to improve active ageing of consumers through functional diets. Applications must be filled out by and no later than November, 20th, 2020

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

"Marvel" project: towards scalable extracellular vesicles isolation

News 09/11/2020

The "Marvel" project (Evolving reversible immunocapture by membrane sensing peptides: towards scalable extracellular vesicles isolation) has kicked off on November 5th 2020 by a virtual meeting participated by all partners

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

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

ESA adopts Ariel, the exoplanets explorer

News 13/11/2020

The Ariel mission (Atmospheric Remote-Sensing Infrared Exoplanet Large-survey) has been officially adopted by the Space Programme Committee of the European Space Agency (ESA). This marks the beginning of the spacecraft and scientific instruments development phase. The project is the result of a five year endeavour by a Consortium of 50 Research Institutes from 17 European Countries, with an external contribution from NASA

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

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

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 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

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

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

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