CIMNE RTD activities based on a holistic approach
CIMNE aims at providing comprehensive solutions for solving problems that affect human beings, through the integration of existing knowledge in a particular field with quantitative information emanating for prediction methods, such as computational-based techniques, and experimental measurements.
These four concepts: the problem to be solved, computational methods, experimental methods and existing knowledge can be represented by the tetrahedron shown in the figure above. Each of the nodes is connected to the other three by lines that represent information transfer pipelines.
The holistic approach for solving problems at CIMNE:
Cycle of Ideas
The mission and activity of CIMNE can be explained through the so called Cycle of Ideas:
Ideas (scientific advances) usually originate in university environments, where many professionals study, investigate and discover new areas of knowledge. The idea matures until it produces tangible results (thesis, papers, computer programs, physical devices, etc.) that have to be filed and protected. Results evolve until they reach the level of a prototype (a software code, a system, a device, etc.).
The transit of a result to a prototype demands an organization, efficient and capable staff and resources. What it is desirable is that the idea follows its route on specialized institutions, adjacent to the university, such as CIMNE, with the mission of transforming knowledge into tangible things (prototypes). The prototype develops into a product within a company. The cycle follows with the marketing of the product and ends up with the reinvestment of part of the revenues in the development of new ideas.