Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Council of Research-Italy) (CNR), www.cnr.it, is a public research organization; its duties are to carry out, promote, spread and transfer research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and use this research for the scientific, technological, economic and social development of the Country.
CNR is composed of 7 main departments covering different fields. The total number of CNR employees amounts to about 8000.
The Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies (CNR-ITAE), www.itae.cnr.it, is located in Messina (Italy). CNR-ITAE belongs to Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, in particular to the Department: Engineering, ICT and Technologies for Energy and Transportation. The institute has two locations covering about 7000 m2, divided into laboratories, offices, conference rooms, library etc.