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.

CNR and the Visiting Fellowship Program of the European Research Council in 2022-2023

News 07/06/2022

Following the successful participation of CNR scientists at the ERC Visiting Fellowship Program (VFP) launched last year, the National Research Council of Italy has renewed the Agreement with the European Research Council (ERC) and will participate again at the ERC initiative integrating it in its Mobility funding schemes

Governing new and traditional partnerships for innovation and development in the post-pandemic world

Event from 27/06/2022 to 29/06/2022

The 20th Triple Helix Conference, titled "Governing new and traditional partnerships for innovation and development in the post-pandemic world", will be held in Florence with the aim to bring together leading scholars, policy makers and practitioners from different fields and sectors

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

School of Nanomedicine 2022

Event from 08/06/2022 to 10/06/2022

The Nanomedicine School is dedicated to Master students, PhD students, early stage researchers, and whoever is interested in an introduction to this rather new field of research

A bilateral research project Italy-Georgia to enhance the use of new technologies for Cultural Heritage. A webinar to present activities and next project phases

Press release 21/06/2022

The Bilateral research project Italy-Georgia “Technology-Enhanced Strategies for Heritage study & valorization” has been founded for the two-years period 2021-2022, in the framework of the scientific and technological cooperation agreement between the National Research Council of Italy (Cnr) and Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation (SRNSF) of Georgia

Visit to Cnr-Iriss by Mongolia's Ambassador to Italy

News 25/05/2022

On May 25th, 2022, the Institute for research on innovation and services for development (Iriss)  of the National Research Council of Italy was honoured of receiving the visit of the Mongolia's Ambassador to Italy, Her Excellency Tserendorj Narantungalag

EMBL and IIT: launching new avenues of collaboration

News 14/05/2022

For over a decade, EMBL and the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology – IIT) have collaborated on various topics, such as RNA technologies, neuroscience, and the training of young scientists through the ETPOD postdoctoral programme. Since the signing of their Collaboration Agreement in 2021, the two organisations have actively explored new avenues for collaboration, particularly in the context of EMBL’s Programme ‘Molecules to Ecosystems’, which was officially launched in January 2022

Call for papers special issue "The Faro convention, heritage communities and sustainable development" Sustainability International Journal

News 20/01/2022

The call for papers for the Special Issue "The Faro convention, heritage communities and sustainable development: towards collaborative approaches for cultural heritage management and enhancement" has been published on the website of Sustainability. The deadline for contributions submissions is 30 November 2022

The Mediterranean in the post-pandemic world

Press release 20/06/2022

"Mediterranean Economies 2021-2022" edited by the CNR Institute for Studies on the Mediterranean, published by Il Mulino, will be launched in Naples on June 22nd. The focus of the book is the economic, political and social impact of Covid-19 on the area. Cnr President Maria Chiara Carrozza, Naples Mayor Gaetano Manfredi, Professors Luigi Nicolais and Giovanni Tria are scheduled to participate

Council of Europe: report on cultural heritage and climate change discussed in the Italian Parliament

News 05/05/2022

The committee on culture, science, education and media of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) is launching a report on “cultural heritage and climate change” which will be discussed at the committee meeting hosted in the Italian Parliament in Rome on Tuesday afternoon 10 May. The PACE committee is composed of members of national parliaments from 46 member countries of the Council of Europe

The first molecular orbital theory for molecules interacting with quantum light

News 15/03/2022

Cavity quantum optics deals with the interactions of photons and molecules inside an optical cavity, i.e., in the region between two closely spaced mirrors. Perfect optical cavities can only support certain frequencies of light. In addition, the intensity of the associated electromagnetic field is enhanced by the confinement. This leads to profound changes in chemical reactivity when molecules are placed inside an optical cavity

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

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

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

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

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