Enhancing its clients’ competitiveness, becoming a point of reference in a network of excellence with the scientific and industrial world, transferring know-how and technologies from the automotive sector to other fields, such as the domotics, energy and medical sectors. These are the areas of application of innovation to which the Plast-Optic Research Centre (CRP) has dedicated its research and development activity ever since it was founded in 2002. During this ten-year period, the Centre, located near Udine and founded as a result of the collaboration between Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting, Agemont (Agency for the economic development of the mountain region) and CRF (Fiat Research Centre, which in 2011 transferred its shareholdings to Magneti Marelli Automotive Lighting), has operated with the goal of expanding its research activity in order to develop skills to be made available to customers and partners with regards to lighting and LED signalling devices, prototypes and plastic artefacts, technological processes on plastic, optics and electronics and, lastly, new composite materials. The Centre works in close contact with Tolmezzo plant, which supplies a vast range of rear lights to major global carmakers, exporting about 95 percent of its production. Thanks to its network of international partners, the CRP is able to follow the preparation and presentation of European and national research projects, in collaboration with companies or research institutions interested in the sectors of photonics, nano-technologies and alternative energies, with special focus on issues relating to solar energy. A confirmation of the high level of technological development achieved by the CRP is the Phylla prototype, developed by the Fiat Research Centre together with its partners, which will be on display in Amaro during the CRP’s anniversary celebrations. Phylla is a multiecological, sustainable and totally recyclable city car, with headlamps and rear lights based on LED systems with chip-on-board electronics for high energy efficiency control and long useful life of the luminous sources designed and developed by the CRP.