Consorzio C.R.E.A.T.E. (CREATE) is a non‐profit research organisation possessing a legal personality. According to the Italian law, it belongs to the class of “Consorzi”, where a number of subjects give life to an independent body intended to reach commonly agreed objectives.
CREATE was founded on late 1992 by ABB‐Ricerca and Università degli Studi di Reggio Calabria with the aim of establishing a stable link between industry and university. Afterwards the partnership was integrated with Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II (UNINA), Università degli Studi di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale (UNICAS), Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli (SUN), and Ansaldo Ricerche. The financial resources come from the funds given by the partners at the constitution date and to the additional resources gained directly by the Consortium during its course of activities.
The scientific and technical aims are pursued by means of the coordinated effort of experts acting as consultants. In addition the Consortium takes advantage of temporary staff for technical and secretarial support. Further to the above universities, CREATE has cooperation agreements with Università degli Studi della Basilicata (UNIBAS) and Università degli Studi di Salerno (UNISA).
The present activities of CREATE include: Computational electromagnetism and applications; Non‐destructive evaluation; Nuclear fusion technology; Robotics, automation and control engineering; Superconducting magnets Technology.