Technology transfer

tt IMGTechnology 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)

SPIN owns a well-selected number of patents appealing to Industry in the fields of Biomedicine and Applied Superconductivity.
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

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.

SPIN belongs to
Cnr - Department of Physical Sciences
and Technologies of Matter