The National Co-ordination Unit for Technology Transfer
was established in 1999 to pursue the aims indicated in the Conventions stipulated between
the INFN, Confindustria and Confapi.
The INFN, whose institutional assignment is to carry out research both in the fields of elementary particles and fundamental nuclear
physics, has always co-operated with the National Industry either
by participating in the making of complex apparatuses within numerous
International Collaborations, or by carrying out technology transfer
in order to make Italian enterprises more competitive on the national and
As the main aim of the Conventions is the establishment of a deeper and better organized relationship with the enterprises, several joint actions have been
a) External Training by means of courses within the INFN Units mainly addressed to the SME (Small-Medium Enterprises) staff who will be in charge to allow a
real transfer of the INFN know-how. Such a program should be carried out in a close collaboration with the local industrial
sectors considering either their
needs, or INFN Units receptiveness;
b) Training periods for students in order to arouse their interest towards the most advanced technologies
and to enrich their experience;
c) Determination of technological subjects, spread out from INFN scientific programs to be of interest for the entrepreneurial world so to
d) Promote the growth of our enterprises at an international level and start collaborations within the European Community programs.
e) Support a closer interrelation between University and Enterprises (e.g. BIC LAZIO) promoting the
development of the Young Entrepreneurial World in the field of advanced technologies.
This project which tends to strengthen the presence of INFN in the industrial, social and economic context of the
territory, shows two different aims: the one to help increasing the enterprises competition and innovation, and the other to spread the concrete message that fundamental research is not an exclusive
property of a few people, but one belonging to the whole country.