CRIET is an inter-university research centre established in 2006 by the University of Milan-Bicocca (headquarters), the University of Pavia and the University of Ferrara. Over the years, six other universities have joined the project: the University of Naples “Parthenope”, the University of Turin, the Polytechnic University of Marche, the University of Salerno, the “Carlo Bo” University of Urbino and the University of Milan.

CRIET wants to be a new way of doing “University” based on concepts such as public/private convergence, a multidisciplinary approach, and the creation of a “network of society’s actors”.

CRIET is at the heart of a network that brings to the system knowledge and interests of universities, institutions and businesses, with the aim of promoting the development of territories.