Domestic Network

During its growth, encouraged by involvement in international projects and dialog with the scientific community, ISTEC strengthened its scientific and technological expertises and consolidated a rich and well thought-out cooperation network.  

In the local area ISTEC contributed to the development of different organisations involved in

-      R&D in related sectors (Enea Research laboratory)

-      Technology transfer (Agenzia Polo Ceramico, Centuria-RIT)

-      Analysis and certification services (CertiMaC )

-      Spin-off companies (IPECC S.c.r.l, Fin-ceramica Faenza)


ISTEC is an industrial research laboratory of the Emilia-Romagna High Technology Network. The need for higher integration among those players to face the common industrial contest led to the creation of the scientific park named Parco delle Arti e delle Scienze “Evangelista Torricelli” – Faventia that is regarded by the region as “technopole” and member of the regional High Technology Network.

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ISTEC is associated with the Cluster Fabbrica Intelligente.




The network of scientific cooperation with the national scientific and industrial community is reported below divided by topic.

Energy and environment

  • Department of Industrial Chemistry and Materials, Bologna University
  • National Institute of Optics - CNR
  • Institute of Applied Physics – CNR
  • Institute for advanced energy technologies – CNR
  • Institute for Energetics and Interphases - CNR
  • Politecnico di Torino

High-Tech, Nanotechnology, Constructions

  • Italian Space Agency
  • Carlo Gavazzi Space S.p.A.
  • Corrosion Study Centre, Ferrara University
  • Centro Italiano Ricerche Aerospaziali
  • Enea Faenza Research Laboratories
  • Centro Sviluppo Materiali S.p.A
  • Certimac soc.cons. a r.l.
  • Colorobbia Italia S.p.A.
  • Department of Production Systems and Business Economics, Politecnico di Torino
  • Dipartimento di Chimica Inorganica, Fisica e dei Materiali, Università degli Studi di Torino
  • Department of Aerospace Engineering, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Ferrara
  • Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II
  • Ecam Srl - Ri.Cert. Spa
  • Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia - Università di Trieste
  • Facoltà di Medicina e Chirurgia, Università di Parma
  • Marazzi Group
  • IPECC s.r.l.
  • Construction Technologies Institute- CNR
  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia


  • NIS (Nanostructured Interfaces and Surfaces) Centre of Excellence, Turin University
  • Centro di Ricerca E. Menni (CREM)
  • Clean NT Lab
  • Dipartimento di Scienze Odontostomatologiche, Università di Bologna
  • Seconda Facoltà di Ingegneria, Università di Bologna
  • Clinica Ortopedica, Policlinico Gemelli di Roma
  • Dipartimento di Chimica, Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"
  • Dipartimento di Medicina Sperimentale, University of Parma
  • Fin-ceramica Faenza S.p.A
  • Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate – CNR

Cultural Heritage

  • Department of Industrial Chemistry and Materials, Bologna University
  • Fondazione RavennAntica
  • Soprintendenza per i Beni Architettonici e Paesaggistici (Ravenna)
  • Facoltà Conservazione Beni Culturali, Università di Bologna