Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca Industriale – AIRI (IT)

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AIRI will lead WP 5: publication of a RRI-CSR roadmap; AIRI has extensive experience with broad networks for this task

General

AIRI (Italian Association for Industrial Research) is a not for profit organization, representative of a national network bridging industries and public research, with the mission to promote R&I. Amongst its associates are major industrial players (several multinational), SMEs, Universities, public research institutions, regional technology clusters. The researchers of AIRI members represent about one third of those operating in the Country.

The AIRI/Nanotec IT Committee is the focal point for Nanotechnologies and Key Enabling Technologies in Italy. Its mission is to promote nanotechnologies and KETs acting as a bridge between industry and public research. A great part of the Italian players, private and public, involved in these fields are amongst its associates. AIRI is amongst the organizers of NanotechItaly, an International Conference held annually on nanotechnologies and KETs that involves key international players.

During its lifetime AIRI has built a long experience in technology assessment, analysis of R&I activities and R&I policies, organization of multi-stakeholders dialogues. Due to this broad representative base (including CEO, Directors and R&D managers of large corporations, SMEs and research institutions), AIRI is a key opinion leader for decision-makers sustaining industrial research, responsible R&I (RRI) is at the forefront of its action.

Through its members and activities, AIRI has established a large network of R&I players at national and

international level and it’s actively working to foster international cooperation. AIRI is member of the European Association of Research and Technology Organizations (EARTO).

Over the last 15 years, AIRI has been very closely involved in  European Projects, often as coordinator.