Established in 1990, CRS4 (Center for Advanced Studies, Research and Development in Sardinia) is located within Science and Technology Park (Polaris), a point of attraction for high-tech research 40 km from Cagliari.
CRS4 is an interdisciplinary research center promoting the study, development and application of innovative solutions to problems stemming from natural, social and industrial environments.
Information Society and Technology and High Performance Computing are the supporting foundations. The main objective is innovation.
The mission is to help Sardinia to build and support a layer of modern high tech industries considered essential to its economic and cultural development.
CRS4’s efforts in technological development and scientific research focus on state-of-the-art computational technologies and on their application to several areas: biomedicine, biotechnology, information society, energy and environment.
These sectors have a great socio-economic impact in terms of market share and citizen expectations and are characterized by a growing demand for high-tech products, services and procedures.
The main purposes of CRS4 are interdisciplinary studies, development and application of innovative solutions for priority thematic fields. Therefore, CRS4 collaborates with industry, universities and scientific laboratories and also participates in relevant national and international projects.