Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni

CNIT (Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazioni) is a non-profit consortium established in 1995 and bringing together 37 public Italian universities to perform research, innovation and education/training activities in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). CNIT also owns four National Laboratories: “Multimedia Communications”, in Naples; “Photonic Networks & Technologies”, in Pisa; “Radar and Surveillance Systems”, in Pisa; “Smart and Secure Networks”, in Genoa. More than 1,300 professors and researchers, belonging to the member universities, collaborate within CNIT, together with more than 100 CNIT own employees. CNIT participated in hundreds of research projects, including EU coordinated projects, ERC grants and Italian nation-wide initiatives. In the EU H2020 program, CNIT has obtained 41 projects and coordinated 10 of them. CNIT’s funding comes only from private companies and competitive programs (in the years 2014-17 CNIT secured 102 national research projects and 243 Industrial projects).