Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development

Participated Companies

ENEA has 28 equity investments in joint-stock companies, limited liability consortia and active consortia linked to different purposes and activities from past years. As a non-business body, ENEA’s participated companies are non-profit entities and must invest any surpluses in statutory activities or place them in reserves to provide the Agency with the resources necessary to pursue its purposes, particularly in the absence of dedicated public funding or market demand for any innovation application.

Some participated companies were necessarily created as partnership between large- and medium-sized industrial enterprises for the management of activities of national interest (collection of nuclear waste, production of nuclear fuel, testing of systems under non-replicable conditions at national and international level). In other cases, participated companies have been established or acquired to meet their relevantrequirements set out by various calls for research and innovation funding in the Convergence Regions, issuedby the Ministry of Research (e.g., Title III of Notice 2010 Prot. 713/Ric of MIUR, National Operative Programme - Research and Competitiveness 2007-2013 for Convergence Regions - which provided for the "Creation of New Districts and/or New Public-Private Aggregations").In some cases, once the original activity has been exhausted or diminished, the professional expertise and the composition of the shareholders have allowed expansion into the relevant fields, always focused on the common objectives of the shareholders, in particular the public quota.

In 2022, due to the participation in the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Piano Nazionale di Ripresa e Resilienza), funded by the European Union through the NextGenerationEU Program, ENEA decided to join the Foundations established by the projects' leaders (universities and public bodies supervised by the Italian Ministry for University and Research), with the aim to conduct the scientific activities as "hub". For this reason, ENEA joined 6 Foundations.

PUBLISHED: 24/07/2017

UPDATED: 4/03/2024


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