Venice Research Consortium


Via della Liberta 12
30175 Venezia

Stefano Zuin




The Consorzio Venezia Ricerche (CVR, i.e. Venice Research Consortium) is a non profit research organization including the two Universities of Venice (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice and Architecture University Institute of Venice), public and private institutions, mainly SMEs. The research activity of CVR is mainly focused on environmental engineering, risk assessment/management, environmental sustainability (Life Cycle Thinking, Eco-design), development of new materials and technology innovation transfer.

CVR has a strategic role as research centre within the Venice Gateway for Science and Technology (VEGA park), and it collaborates with Veneto Nanotech, a high-tech cluster on nanotechnologies. CVR shares valuable expertise and facilities with the consortium partners. The activity carried out by CVR over the last years included national and international projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Research and Technology and the European Commission.



  • toxicology screening
  • life cycle assessment
  • estimation of nanoparticle release