Relating to the industry and the government is vital for the Institute. The ISCI, through productive innovation, does research on relevant unsolved industrial problems.
Many of the Institute’s researchers are involved in major projects of public agencies, including, among others, the Criminal Public Defender, JUNAEB, and different ministries and government institutions (transportation, environment, etc.).
Its activities in the industrial sector include, among others, initiatives with the forestry, mining, salmon farming and retail sectors, with such companies as Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores, CMPC, Multiexport, and BHP Billiton, among others.
Becouse of that, ISCI is listed in CORFO’s Register as a scientific center for purposes of the Law 20.241 concerning tax incentives for private firms’ investment in R+D.
More than 30 applied research projects are currently being carried out with different institutions, and not only has a specific been found, but also novel developments reflected in scientific articles.
The activities carried out together with industry have allowed a number of students and graduates to take part in different applied projects.