Scientific research and technology is an integral part of an innovation system. CERTI’s staff includes PhDs, masters, specialists and employees with bachelor’s degrees in various technology fields. To meet the challenges in innovation demanded by the market, where knowledge should generate new products and innovative services in the shortest time possible, demanding multidisciplinary competencies with a high level of specialization, it can be necessary to use knowledge that the institution does not command and that needs to be obtained or developed by researchers who conduct basic research as part of their daily activities.
A model for relationships and joint cooperation with universities and other research institutions in Brazil and abroad was developed, which strengthens the innovation process conducted by CERTI. This initiative improves the results of the projects, allows a constant transfer of knowledge among universities, CERTI and companies, and contributes so that scientific and technological research is consequently applied in the market.
The relations with research institutions are highlighted by the strong ties with the Federal University at Santa Catarina (UFSC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), through the Industrial Liaison Program – ILP.