ITAE develops and promotes high-rate and environmentally-friendly power technologies and processes for the sustainable development. Besides research and development activities, it carries out the following activities: technology transfer to share results addressed to industry and society, training and information activities, support to national and European bodies to define policies and regulations in the power field.
The research activity starts with the study of materials and chemical and physical processes; it encompasses the development of components and devices, as long as the creation of prototypes.
In particular, the research lines concern the following technology topics:
- FUEL CELLS;
- HYDROGEN AND ENVIRONMENTALLY-FRIENDLY FUELS;
- ENERGY GAIN AND RATIONAL USE OF ENERGY;
- INTEGRATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES.
The technology transfer is carried out through patents, support to start business (spin-off), and collaboration with the industries. Application and enhancement of the results arising from research aim at achieving an effect in terms of innovation and employment both throughout the country and Europe.
Training and information activities are carried out according to institutional guidelines as well as the field of contract with the European Commission, national bodies, University, schools, and businesses. Such activities are aimed at disseminating scientific knowledge as wider as possible, and professional training.