CRE.THI.DEV. is a non-profit company aiming at community development through research and the development of action plans, focused on local economies, mainly in the fields of life-long learning, environmental protection, employment and local development. The company maintains a close cooperation with local and regional authorities, universities, companies, technological centers, organisations, vocational training centers, government authorities and business associations in order to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, exchange of knowledge and technology and sustainable development through research. In this framework the company organizes and promotes studies and research projects and participates in European projects. CRE.THI.DEV. currently has 10 members and a large network of scientists from various disciplines.