The goal of ISOM is to perform research in the fields of
detection, processing, transmission and recording of information
by means of Opto- and Micro-electronics, and to transfer the
results to the industry. The training of innovating professionals
will be accomplished through their participation in such research
and development tasks.
ISOM seeks to be a technology research laboratory
that can participate under the most favorable conditions in projects
from the European Union. This participation ought to be as an center
of excellence, with the capabilities to perform tasks under equal
conditions to those from similar centers in Europe.
Three distinct features are characteristic of
ISOM: the aspiration to hold technology potential with pre-industrial
control and reproducibility, and transfer this technology to industries;
the vocation to develop scientific and technological collaborations
with industry and academic institutions; and the desire to offer external
services on characterization, quality control and reliability, in the frame
of optoelectronics and technology for communication and information.
ISOM also offers cooperation formulas to industries
for usage of laboratory and cleanroom facilities during arranged periods
of time. There are also dedicated rooms available to industries for R+D
activities assuring protection of the industrial and intellectual property.
Moreover, ISOM wants to participate in the generation of spin-off's by
means of temporary agreements on usage of space and technological
equipment as well as human resources.
ISOM wants to highlight its desire to develop cooperation
formulas with universities and research centres in the field of training doctors,
joint doctorate programmes, and in the development of technology and research.
Along this path, ISOM has already endorsed several cooperation agreements
listed further down.
Finally, ISOM wants to offer its services on technology and characterization
to the scientific and technical community. Thus, it hopes to hold facilities
promoted by UPM and other institutions, which could be useful to such community
in the field of electronics, optoelectronics and communications (several high
resolution microscopy techniques, materials analysis, characterization of components,
modules and systems, packaging, noise, etc.)