Technology Transfer plays a key role in the institutional mission of SPIN that is traditionally involved in industrial networks and close collaborations between research and industry.
The Spin‐Off company Columbus Superconductors is a successful example coming from the research collaboration with ASG Superconductors SPA for the production and the commercialization of innovative MgB2 superconducting wires, based on a SPIN international patent.
SPIN was also involved in the realization of an interventional tomograph that is currently placed on the market by Paramed SRL. This R&D activity was funded by the Italian Ministry of Research. (More info)
The Italian patent n. 1425199 “Selective stimulation of small nerve fibres by micropatterned interdigitated surface electrodes” - jointly owned by Cnr and University of Genoa - has been recently licensed to Bionen, an Italian manufacturer of accessories for neurophysiology. The patented invention stems from a collaboration among scientists of the Cnr-SPIN Institute - Dr. Luca Pellegrino - and the University of Genova - Prof. Massimo Leandri, Int. Centre for Pain Neurophysiology and Prof. Antonio Siri, Dept. of Physics. Details at http://www.dsftm.cnr.it/patents/.
SPIN is also actively involved in:
R&D Ligurian Cluster EASS operating in the field of Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development;
and, in Campania:
CRdC Tecnologie operating in the fields of electronics, energy, innovative materials;
District for Polymeric and Composite Materials Engineering, operating in the fields of aeronautical/aerospace, automotive, bio-medical, polymer electronics;
District for Aerospace Technology, for developing advanced characterization of composite structures for both transport regional aircraft and general aviation airframe structure.