Innovation and enhancement
In order to improve the Italian innovation growth , the CNR Department of Engineering, ICT and Technologies for Energy and Transport (Diitet), carries out scientific activities in many Italian strategic sectors: from energy to transport, from engineering to construction industry , from biomedical to areas such as aero-space, cultural heritage, security, the environment, agriculture and shipbuilding. The integration and the development system of these multidisciplinary skills offers unique opportunities in the research world. In particular, it is strategic the integration of the more traditional engineering disciplines (mechanical, construction, energy, new materials and production systems) with information and communications technology (ICT). One of the emerging social and productive aspects, along with Big Date, is the 'cyber-physical convergence', the convergence of the physical and virtual world, creating new products and services based on integrated and controlled ICT systems. A strategic convergence in scenarios such as road and air transport security, robotic surgery, sustainable buildings, clean energy , conservation and management of cultural heritage, for which the Department – through 21 research institutes spread over almost the whole Country - is a strategic hub for the innovation improvement throughout the supply chain from the generation of knowledge to its application.