2018 was a very special ISTI Day edition, since it was the last one in Claudio Montani's term as Director of ISTI (ending on May 15th, 2018) and also his 65th birthday.

The ISTI staff decided to celebrate this event by presenting Claudio with a plaque and a small present. The plaque tells:

CNR-ISTI 2006-2018
Al nostro Direttore
Claudio Montani
per aver diretto il nostro istituto con saggezza, sensibilita' e pazienza, navigando spesso contro corrente

Moving to the present, as you see in the images (Annex), he will be sponsored by CNR and ISTI in his forthcoming cycling activity.