Member - CSGI (Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase Center for Colloid and Surface Science)

CSGI is a public research institution which gathers several Italian academic groups of Soft Matter and Surface Science

Type Non-profit project
Founded 1993
Company Size 163
Member Type
Founders Piero Baglioni
Headquarters 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italie
Social network
CSGI (Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase Center for Colloid and Surface Science)


CSGI was founded in December 1993 and since then it is under the supervision and control of the Italian Ministry for University and Scientific Research (MIUR). Since 1994 CSGI has been promoting and coordinating scientific, training, and technology transfer activities in the chemistry of colloidal systems and more generally systems with a high interfacial area. To accomplish this goal, CSGI brings together the most prestigious Italian academic schools in the field of Soft Matter and functional surfaces, providing an infrastructure for the academic network operating in this thematic area in Italy. CSGI has top-level synthetic and experimental expertise for the physico-chemical characterization of soft and hard matter and functional surfaces. Piero Baglioni, the CSGI founder, is internationally recognized as the most influential Italian soft matter scientist and, throughout his career, pioneered the application of nanostructured materials to conservation of cultural heritage. For this activity, he has received numerous awards, such as the Bonino Medal of the Italian Chemical Society and the "Lectureship Award" of the Chemical Society of Japan "(2017). CSGI is an internationally recognized network of excellence; our position in the Italian scientific landscape is validated by the VQR 2011-2014, where CSGI is the consortium with the highest number of employees in chemistry (60), with over 94% of the products rated as Excellent. With this exceptionally robust scientific background, CSGI implements actions that make basic and applied research and technology transfer available for companies, facilitating their access to the activity of national, international, or "large scale infrastructures" laboratories. Over the years, CSGI has become an international network of reference for technology transfer, involving Italian, European, and international research bodies and private companies (ENI, Procter & Gamble, Biomeuriex, L'Oreal, pharmaceutical IDI, Dompé, Rottapharm, etc ... ). This scientific excellence and proactive capacity result in a remarkable success rate in European competitive funding, often with CSGI as the coordinator team.
Read more
Headquarters 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Florence, Italie

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean water and sanitation
SDG 6 icon
Affordable and clean energy
SDG 7 icon
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
SDG 9 icon
SDG 11
Sustainable cities and communities
SDG 11 icon
SDG 12
Responsible consumption and production
SDG 12 icon

Efficient Solutions

Labelled Solutions from CSGI (Consorzio Interuniversitario per lo sviluppo dei Sistemi a Grande Interfase Center for Colloid and Surface Science)

The Solar Impulse Efficient Solution label seeks to bridge the gap between ecology and economy, bringing together protection of the environment and financial viability to show that these solutions are not expensive fixes to problems, but rather opportunities for clean economic growth.

The information set out above, is solely for the purposes of information and the Solar Impulse Foundation does not provide any guarantee as to its authenticity, completeness or accuracy. To validate the Membership to the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions, the Solar Impulse Foundation only verifies that each entity is registered and has signed our principles and values stated in the following World Alliance for Efficient Solutions charter. For those Members who are also solution providers, this information does not constitute investment advice or a recommendation to buy into, transact or to enter into any agreement with any of the parties or persons mentioned above. Potential investors or interested parties are solely responsible for their investment or business decisions and for performing any due diligence required by the circumstances.