The National Institute for Research and Development for Optoelectronics - INOE 2000 was established in 1996. The Institute develops fundamental and applied research in the field of optoelectronics, analytical chemistry and mechanical engineering, aligning itself with the vital scientific directions of the European Research Area. The Institute comprises six research departments, two certified test laboratories and two legal branches, the Research Institute for Analytical Instruments (ICIA) and the Research Institute for Hydraulics and Pneumatics (IHP), each carrying out theoretical and applied research activities.