The National Institute of Research and Development for Optoelectronics - INOE 2000 was established in 1996 by Government Decision - GD 1196/1996. The institute develops fundamental and applied research in the field of optoelectronics, based on the processes of interaction of the optical field with matter, in conjunction with the development of complementary methods in the field of analytical chemistry and high pressure physics, aligning itself to the vital scientific directions of the European Research Area.

Since 2012, following the evaluation in order to be certified according to GD no.1062 / 2011 by an international commission of specialists in the field, named based on Decision no. 9106 of April 20, 2012, obtained the maximum rating (A +), confirmed, by Decision 9008 / 07.01.2016, by the advisory body of ANCSI, the Consultative College for Research, Development and Innovation.