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National Division of Business and Innovation

Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica
Viale del Parco Mellini, 84
I - 00136 Rome
fax: +39 0635533 359

Head: Dr. Corrado Perna



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The National Division of Business & Innovation (N.D.B..I) of the I.N.A.F.'s Scientific Directorate leads the chief national coordination, planning and implementation of the global strategies to improve innovation, competitiveness and internationalisation of the national industry sectors involved by the Astronomy and Astrophysics researches, as required by the I.N.A.F.'s strategic goal oriented to increase the Country’s world class technology innovation capabilities and global business leadership by maximizing the impact for Italy of the return on investments from Astronomy and Astrophysics R&D expenditures.

As the I.N.A.F.’s policy development office, N.D.B.I. is also in charge of coordinating the engagement strategies towards ground-based and space-based international large scale projects, towards all programs focused on fostering new cutting-edge technologies, and of advising the I.N.A.F.'s governance about strategic engagements issues.

The Division is the formal Industrial Liaison Office to Italy for most of the organizations acting in the Astrophysical R&D domains operating both by an IGO status, such as ESO, as well by an international coordination structure, as SKA and CTA currently are.

N.D.B.I. manages also the I.N.A.F.’s business development programs to promote the technology transfer and the enterprise creation by supporting scientists start-up, spin-off companies, patents licencing etc.. and manages also the Intellectual Propriety policy.

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Space, ASI’s Sardinia Deep Space Antenna inaugurated

Sep 09, 2017

Space, ASI’s Sardinia Deep Space Antenna inaugurated The SDSA is located at the Sardinia Radio Telescope-SRT: the large radio telescope for the study of the Universe, situated near Cagliari and developed by the National Institute for Astrophysics-INAF in collaboration with ASI, Regione Sardegna and the Ministry of Education, University and Research-MIUR.

Space, Let’s go to Mars

Sep 09, 2017

Space, Let’s go to Mars An educational video game to explore the Red Planet

Carina Nebula, INAF identifies new star formations

Sep 09, 2017

Carina Nebula, INAF identifies new star formations The Gaia-ESO Survey: Global properties of clusters Trumpler 14 and 16 in the Carina nebula study conducted by Francesco Damiani from INAF of Palermo, involving a number of researchers from the INAF observatories of Arcetri, Bologna, Catania, Padua and Palermo, has been recently published in Astronomy & Astrophysics.