Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Scienza e Tecnologia dei Materiali
INSTM is a Consortium of 45 Italian Universities which groups more than 2.000 professors, researchers, post-docs and PhD students, and the number thereof is continuously increasing.
Through the integration of a “critical mass” of knowledge, INSTM competes at the highest level, with innovative, pure and applied research projects in order to satisfied the needs and quality standards of national, international and industrial research.
INSTM promotes the research activities of its members in the area of Materials Science and Technology through organizational, technical and financial support.
Since 2004, the INSTM has internally promoted the creation of Reference Centres, establishing well-equipped laboratories, skilled research and development, which can be certified as National Reference Centres.
INSTM develops and valorises exchanges between Universities and Industries, by supporting joint activities in order to develop solutions to industrial problems and to study new scenarios related to Materials and Science Technology.
INSTM helps the Italian society in understanding the topics dealing with Materials Science and Technology and underlining their important role in public health, security, energy resources and the preservation of cultural heritage, by means of congresses, publications, conferences and supporting PhD and post doctorate activities.
INSTM supports technological transfer, spin-off activities and training for enterprises.
WEB SITE: www.instm.it
Contact persons for ERIC:
Prof. Gabriele Centi
President of ERIC
Dept. of Industrial Chemistry
University of Messina
Salita Sperone, 31
98166 Messina, Italy
Dr. Stefano Vannuzzi
Chief Executive Officer of ERIC
Via G. Giusti, 9
50121 Firenze, Italy