INCAS – National Institute for Aerospace Research “Elie Carafoli” is the leading research establishment in aerospace sciences in Romania, with more than 60 years tradition in aerospace engineering, flow physics and applied aerodynamics, using state-of-the-art technologies and unique infrastructure of national strategic importance.
INCAS is a comprehensive research establishment, fulfilling a national and international role in providing world class capabilities across the whole spectrum of basic and applied research in aerospace sciences, industrial support and specialized expertise. INCAS performs this mission in an integrated environment with industry and academia, and supported by higher education training in areas reflective of the Institute’s mission. It aims to achieve this in an innovative, responsive, caring and flexible working environment with state-of-the-art facilities and the most advanced technology available.
It is committed to providing access to state-of-the-art technologies for the worldwide aerospace industrial community, universities and academia, and to achieving quality and excellence in all aspects of its work.
This commitment extends to the provision of basic and applied research, development and consultancy services for industry and society, with due regard to the technological, commercial, social and cultural needs of the community it serves.
INCAS has been involved in all major national aeronautical projects for civil and military areas, and started its participation in EU programmes with FP5, continuing with FP6 and FP7 and also Clean Sky; currently is acting as a major player in EU policy for R&D development under Flight Path 2050 vision and future Horizon 2020 program.