The research activity at CNST is in the broader context of Nanoscience and regard two platforms of the IIT scientific plan: Energy and Smart Materials. In particular, the Center operates at the forefront of science and technology of nanomaterials for optoelectronics, focusing on applications in the fields of photovoltaic conversion, photo-detection, and biomimetic systems.
The center is an interdisciplinary R&D center dedicated to the investigation and exploitation of phenomena at the nanoscale. It is organized in three Divisions: Nanomedicine, Power Nanosystems, and Nanoscale Processes and Tools.
In the area of Material, Chemical and Nanotechnology , ITRI collaborates with competitive industries in Taiwan to develop key materials and components in the field of electronics, optoelectronics and panel display. In the meantime, ITRI develops high-tech fibers and specialty chemicals, in cope with the demand for the transformation of traditional textile and chemical industries to high value-added industries.