The CIIC-IPL is inserted in the scientific development policy recommended by the IPL, in accordance with its strategic objectives. As such, the CIIC-IPL cooperates actively with different organic units of the IPL, contributing for strengthening and spreading the knowledge heritage of this institution.
CIIC acts within IPL´s framework with the purpose of attracting young and newly graduated researchers to perform applied research, by means of a close cooperation with the Advanced Studies Development Research Institute (INDEA) and with various IPL´s schools. The technology and know-how transfer is also performed through close cooperation with the Technology Transfer Information Center (OTIC), which contributes to encourage the highly qualified young people’s enterprising spirit through its connection to the D. Dinis Business Incubator created by the IPL.
The CIIC´s action is also guided by the establishment and reinforcement of partnerships with national Universities’ research centers and laboratories and with technological centers. The CIIC´s internationalization is performed through international research projects, and by attaining scientific publications in partnership with foreign researchers is one of CIIC´s fundamental aims. The creation of this center aims to embody the research work already being performed by the investigators of the CIIC-IPL. The CIIC´s creation possesses its very own scientific aims, and contributes to the reinforcement of this work and to strengthen the international image of its researchers.
CIIC’s was created by the president of IPLeiria in 14th October 2008.