Italian Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

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ENEA is the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development. The agency hosts over 2700 staff employees, distributed over its 9 research centers across Italy. It conducts research and innovation activities, and provides public administration, enterprises and citizens with its advanced services. Specifically, ENEA is concerned with energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, nuclear energy. It hosts experimental laboratories and facilities, and also dedicates its technological innovation skills to cultural heritage conservation, agro-food, health, and the environment.


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