Prysmian Group R&D Centers


Research & Development Centers

Our 25 R&D centers give us the advantage of being close to our customers in local markets, making it easier to capture the technological innovations at competitive costs that they need to stay ahead in a rapidly changing world.

R&D Capabilities

The Group is an R&D industry leader:

  • 25 R&D Centers of Excellence

  • Advanced proprietary technologies

  • More than 900 skilled professionals

  • 5,600 patents granted or filed

  • Relationships with major universities and research centers worldwide

Research, Development and Vision

Discover our R&D teams all over the world. Here are some of the goals they are working to reach: 

  • Powering windfarms in ever-deeper water

  • Laying cable at 3,000 meters below sea

  • Removing lead from submarine cables, including insulation and jacket

  • Replacing copper wire with super-light, organic carbon

  • Developing smart cables that “communicate” maintenance issues

  • Packing three times more density into an optical fiber cable 

  • Inventing robotics that makes tasks safer and upgrade our products


Joining forces with the world’s top universities

Prysmian has research partnerships with over 50 universities and research centers in various countries worldwide, including Italy, Brazil, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Spain, Germany, The Netherlands, India, China, France, and Norway.

Here are some of our partners:

  • Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy

  • University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

  • Nokia Bell Labs, USA

  • Centro di Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Telecomunicacoes (CPqD), Brazil

  • South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • University of São Paulo, Brazil

  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

  • Shanghai TICW, China

  • National Chemical Laboratory, Infosys Advanced Engineering Laboratory, India

  • University of Lille, France

In 2017, Prysmian co-founded Corporate Hangar, a place to identify and launch promising start-up ideas.

Corporate Hanger collects ideas from Prysmian’s employees, customers, and stakeholders and transforms them into structured business plans and pilot projects. Successful pilots are launched through the Prysmian Innovation Accelerator.

The R&D mission

Our mission is to focus on quality and know-how to identify innovative and efficient solutions and technologies to create new products and services that put us ahead of our competitors. In addition, we work to reduce production costs for both existing and new products, lower environmental impact, and add value for customers.