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National Research Council of Italy

Identification number in the register: 30518306530-41
Registration date: 01/09/2011 10:06:59

The information on this entity was last modified on: 16/05/2017 09:55:44
The date of the last annual update was: 16/05/2017 09:55:44
Next update due latest on: 16/05/2018

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

National Research Council of Italy


Research Performing Organization

    Section of registration

IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions

Think tanks and research institutions

    Contact details

P.le Aldo Moro, 7
Roma 00185

(+39)06 49931

rue du trone, 98
Bruxelles 1050


    Person with legal responsibility

Mr  Massimo Inguscio


    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Virginia Coda Nunziante

Head of International Relations Office

    Goals / remit

The National Research Council (CNR) is a public organization; its duty is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.
To this end, the activities of the organization are divided into 7 macro-areas of interdisciplinary scientific and technological research (called Departments), concerning several sectors: biotechnology, medicine, materials, environment and land, information and communications, advanced systems of production, judicial and socio-economic sciences, classical studies and arts, energy and transportation, molecular design and agro-food.
CNR is distributed all over Italy through a network of institutes aiming at promoting a wide diffusion of its competences throughout the national territory and at facilitating contacts and cooperation with local firms and organizations.
From the financial point of view, the main resources come from the State, but also from the "market": more than 35% of its balance sheet, an extraordinary result, is the result of revenues coming from external job orders for studies and activities of technical advice as well as from agreements with firms, contracts with the European Union and with the other international organizations.


    Specific activities covered by the Register

CNR is mainly interested in the dossiers related to Research and Innovation. Specific attention is paid to the framework program Horizon 2020 and all the European initiatives addressing science, technology, research and innovation.

CNR keeps contacts in Europe with all the agencies and institutions dealing with research and innovation. The activities inside the European Institutions are focused on the opportunities to extend the scientific cooperations and the collaborations with other research institutions aiming at establishing a favourable context where to carry on at the best researches and studies.




High Level Group for FET Flagships
High Level Group for KET



All the activities related to R&D&I in any European and extra-European framework.

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

100%: 2   50%: 1   25%: 9



The number of persons engaged in activities potentially includes all the reserachers and technologists belonging to C.N.R.

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Michele Guerrini 23/01/2017 18/01/2018
Angelo VOLPI 18/05/2017 16/05/2018

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Food Safety
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Information Society
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Public Health
  • Regional Policy
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation


See the web page:


CNR is Member of the most relevant European and international Organisations and networks dealing with R&D&I.

    Financial data

01/2015  -  12/2015

200,000 € - 299,999 €

1,185,376,947 €

1,185,376,947 €


63,920,000 €

FP7 and H 2020

890,509,000 €

220,212,700 €

10,735,247 €

70,900,000 €

0 €

0 €

0 €

CNR is mainly financed by Italian ministries, regions and public authorities through ordinary budget or competitive grants. Funds come also form competitive grants from EC and from research collaborations with (mainly Italian) companies. The financial procedures are the standard ones approved and used by the Italian Public Administration.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.