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Center for REsearch And Telecommunication Experimentation for NETworked communities

CREATE-NET, headquartered in Trento, Italy, is an international research center recognized as one of Europe’s leading institutions in ICT and telecommunications technologies.

Established as a non-profit association, the Center is led by Prof. Imrich Chlamtac and operated by Dr. Elio Salvadori.

CREATE-NET’s mission is built around four key points that determine the direction of its Research, Engineering and Innovation activities:

  • Achieve Research excellence in ICT, with focus on telecommunications
  • Promote technology transfer towards the industry through Engineering of technologies & solutions
  • Promote Innovation to improve European high-tech competitiveness
  • Focus on key application areas and services with impact on quality of life for the global society

By creating synergies between leading academic institutions, research centers and ICT industry in Europe and around the world, CREATE-NET’s objective is to develop the highest quality research and innovation, while impacting communications-enabled services that improve the quality of life of the global society in focused application areas.

Besides its international scope, one of CREATE-NET key goals is to provide significant benefit to the Autonomous Province of Trento by bringing technology and business talent locally, developing patents and start-ups, enhancing the prestige of the province internationally and making an important contribution to the local economy.

Lastly, CREATE-NET acts as a promoter of “globalization of knowledge and research”, facilitating the cooperation and interaction of research competences around the world to become the focal point in Europe for “engineering of research/innovation”, through the promotion and strong participation into the European Alliance for Innovation (EAI).

Established in: 2003
Start of activity: 2004
Employees: 80+
Nationalities: 17 

60+ journal and conference publications in 2015 
6 international patents filed
36 funded research projects (28 EU projects) in 2015
4 mobility programs funded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
3 research spin-offs (Exrade, Intelinks, U-Hopper)
Presence in the ranking of the top thirty beneficiaries of the Future Internet PPP programme
Creation of three start-up companies associated with the Center
Promotion and launch of the European Alliance for Innovation
Active participation as Partner Member to the EIT Digital
Achieving a self-financing total (research and administration) of 60%