CORIMAV - Consortium for research on materials
CORIMAV, the Consortium for research on advanced materials, is the result of an agreement between Pirelli and the University of Milano-Bicocca in 2001, with the objective of developing novel technologies in the field of materials science, supporting research activities and promoting the formation of new young researchers. Since its establishment, the purpose of the Consortium was to promote advanced research, giving the opportunity to young graduates to work in a both academic and industrial context.
In a durable and virtuous path, which has lasted for more than 20 years, Corimav has produced 18 patents, 44 scholarships and 46 PhD scholarships in Materials Science and Nanotechnology. Since 2010, the research themes have been geared towards the field of tyre, on which the strategy of Pirelli is focused. Since that year, the consortium has implemented its transformation into a tool for transferring knowledge and resources from the university to the industry and vice versa. One of its main strengths lies in the ability to form highly specialized professionals, through the executive PhD, of which it was a pioneer in Italy.
For the above, in 2018 CORIMAV was recognized by the European Community as a virtuous example of university-industry collaboration, in a study on the fostering of industrial talents “Study on Fostering Industrial Talents in Research at European Level”.
Organizational positions of the University of Milano-Bicocca in Corimav
Rector Prof. Giovanna Iannantuoni: President of the board of directors of the Consortium
Prof. Luca Beverina, representative of the Rector for the Enhancement of the Patents: member of the board of directors of the Consortium
Prof. Salvatore Torrisi, Pro-Rector for the Research Enhancement: member of the board of directors of the Consortium
Prof. Gianfranco Pacchioni: representative of the University in the Scientific Advisory Board of the Consortium
Dr. Barbara Di Credico: responsible for coordinating the research activities of the Consortium.
Dr. Barbara Di Credico
Coordinator of the CORIMAV research activities