The National R&D Institute for Optoelectronics – INOE 2000 was established in 1996 by Governmental Decision – HG 1196/1996. The Institute develops fundamental and applicative research in optoelectronics, analytical chemistry and mechanical engineering, aligning itself to the vital scientific directions of the European Research Area.
The Institute comprises six research departments, two certified test laboratories and two legal subsidiaries: the Institute of Analytical Instrumentation Research - ICIA (http://www.icia.ro) and the Hydraulics and Pneumatics Research Institute – IHP ( http://www.ihp.ro).
The institute is located in Magurele Physics Platform, situated at 8 km South to Bucharest, while its subsidiaries are located in Bucharest (IHP) and in Cluj-Napoca (ICIA). An important effort is continuously dedicated for keeping up the cohesion in the research activity by creating and sustaining a regional knowledge network.
The total number of 160 specialists are employed in research, development and innovation (RDI) activities. From our specialists, 2 (two) positions are occupied by researchers returned to Romania.