Some collaborative projects have led to the establishment of and participation in various consortia, associations and foundations. These are listed below
Catania Research Consortium: The INFN became a member of this consortium in June 1988. The consortium’s members are the University of Catania, the CNR, the INFN, the Catania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts and the A.A.T. www.ccr.unict.it
Milan Research Consortium: The INFN became a member of this consortium in June 1988. The consortium’s members are the CNR, the INFN, the “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore” University, the University of Milan, the University of Milan Bicocca and the “Leonardo da Vinci” National Museum of Science and Technology Foundation, plus eleven industries, including IBM and Pirelli. www.milanoricerche.it
Criospazio Research Consortium: The INFN became a member of this consortium in January 1990. The consortium’s members are the Universities of Trento and Padua, the INFN, the Trento Chamber of Commerce and the Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto Foundation.
Ferrara Research Consortium: The INFN became a member of this consortium in March 2005. The consortium’s other members are the University of Ferrara through the Nicolò Copernico University Foundation, the “Sant'Anna” University Hospital, Ferrara Local Health Authority, Ferrara Provincial and Municipal Councils, and private undertakings (Hera S.p.A. and Berco S.p.A.). www.consorzioferrararicerche.it
COMETA Consortium: The INFN has been a member of this consortium ever since it was founded in February 2005 pursuant to public notice 1575/2004 issued by the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) under the 2000-2006 National Operational Programme. The consortium’s members are the Universities of Catania, Messina and Palermo, the INFN, the INAF, the INGV and the S.C.I.R.E. Consortium. It is also a partner in the Italian Grid Infrastructure (IGI) project. www.consorzio-cometa.it
RFX Consortium: The INFN became a member of this consortium in January 2006; other members are the CNR, ENEA, University of Padua and Acciaierie Venete s.p.a. www.igi.cnr.it
CRDC: The INFN joined this limited liability consortium, set up for the purpose of promoting new technology solutions for production activities, in May 2007; other members are the “Federico II”, “Second” and “Parthenope” Universities of Naples, the Universities of Salerno and Sannio and the CNR.
Consortium for the promotion of study and research in physics at the University of Trieste: This consortium was set up by the Ministry. Other members are the University of Trieste, the SISSA, ENEA, Sincrotrone Trieste, the CNR, the INAF, the ICPT, the OGS, Trieste Provincial Council and Municipality and the Trieste Chamber of Commerce.
CoIRICH. - Italian Research Infrastructure for Cultural Heritage- This limited liability consortium was founded in September 2010. Its members are the National Research Council, Rome Tor Vergata University, Milan Polytechnic, University of Milan Bicocca and two privately-owned companies (KANSO srl and EFM srl).
GARR Consortium: The INFN is a founding member of this consortium, along with the CRUI Foundation, the CNR and ENEA. It was set up to manage and implement the broadband telecommunications network for the Italian scientific and academic community. www.garr.it