Consorzio Padova Ricerche is a not-profit making Consortium founded in 1987 by the
University of Padova, IRI Spa, CNR (Italian National Research Council), the Chamber of Commerce, the Industrialist Association and some industrial high tech companies located in Veneto region. The main goal of CPR is to improve the technology transfer between University, public research bodies and the private sector playing central role in the fields of innovation and education. CPR developed its know how and its skills in: Vocational training in advanced fields and innovation - Evaluation and partnership in research projects - Contract Research and technology transfer - Support to the Public Bodies in choosing the best innovative technologies.
The Consortium activities are carried out by internal personnel (13 member staff) and external under the supervision of Project managers and the Steering Committee designated by Padova Ricerche.
The Consortium activities are organised in four main lines. Vocational Training - The Consortium promotes courses on the applications of innovative technologies for technicians and managers of private companies and public bodies. During the period 1996-1998, Padova Ricerche is engaged in a 10’500 millions ItL research project, financed by MURST, to develop an advanced bio-medical image system which will be used in the neurological and cardiovascular fields.