Research focus: Participation in the exploration of novel ideas to lay new foundations for future ICT so as to contribute to industrial ICT research agendas
Deep transformations are under way in our society provided by ICT innovations, which are both a driver and a support for these transformations. New enabling technologies and applications are emerging, which have the potential to promote cultural understanding, seed innovation in institutions and create competitive advantage for businesses in the future.
Whilst reserach in ICT and other enbabling technologies is a prioritized research field, the translation of ideas arising from basic research into innovative products for global markets is usually the weakest link in innovation value chains. To boost future production and growth, it is therefore critically important to generate breakthrough technologies and to translate them into innovations (new products, processes and services) which are taken up by the wider economy.
To address the core technology and application aeras of ICT research that will continue to be key challenges for the future, we at IDENER keep exploring unconventional ideas. We are influenced by new developments and emerging opportunities in a wide range of scientific areas, as well as by the need to nurture the emergence of novel, often multidisciplinary, research areas.