CNR-NESTNEST, National Enterprises for nanoScience and nanoTechnology, is an interdisciplinary research and education center where physicists, chemists and biologists investigate scientific issues at the nanoscale. Knowledge is harnessed to develop nanobiotechnology tools and innovative nanoelectronic and photonic devices and architectures. The NEST laboratoru includes four institutions: Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa, Italian institute of Technology, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, e CNRwith its Pisa branch of theNanoscience Institute

Artes 4.0The Pisa branch of CNR Nano participates in the ARTES 4.0 Center of Competence - Advanced Robotics and enabling digital TEchnologies & Systems 4.0, which aims to carry out applied research, technology transfer and training projects on advanced robotics and related enabling digital technologies within the framework of interventions related to the National Industry 4.0 Plan. The ARTES 4.0 Center is supported by the Ministry of Economic Development.

NEST SERVICES TO BUSINESS (Technology Transfer).

CNR-NEST can flank private companies that intend to use the knowledge, skills and advanced instrumentation available at the laboratory to promote business innovation. Collaboration agreements activated through NDAs (Non Disclosure Agreements) and different types of services are available.


    • Innovation of technological processes and products based on polymeric and composite materials
    • R&D activities and technical-specialist consulting on technological processes, material properties, device design and characterization
    • Participation in calls for research projects
    • Qualified curricula for industrial doctorates
    • Specialized training
    • Spin-off creation


 NEST Pisa

Dr. Marco Cecchini 

marco.cecchini@nano.cnr .it

Dr. Andrea Camposeo



Dr. Andrea Camposeo

Dr. Luana Persano