Ikon Science Ltd, the global technology company entered into an agreement with the Instituto Alberto Luiz Coimbra de Pos-Graduaçao e Pesquisa em Engenharia (COPPE), part of the Technology Center of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, to conduct joint industry-funded research projects in the field of geoscience software and related subjects for oil companies operating in Brasil.
"This agreement underscores a core value which drives Ikon’s growing international success, namely advanced research aiming at improving the technology and software tools used by the industry" said Martyn Millwood Hargrave, Chief Executive Officer. "COPPE is a worldclass organisation which has supported thousands of research projects since its inception in 1963; we look forward to a mutually-rewarding relationship with COPPE and especially with Professors Segen Estefen and Luiz Landau and researcher Josias Silva and their teams”.
COPPE supports the growth of Brasilian universities; thereby contributing to the country’s overall development. Founded in 1963 by the engineer Alberto Luiz Coimbra, the institution made it possible to create graduate courses in Brasil. Over the course of the last five decades it has become the most important centre for engineering research and education in Latin America.
COPPE has already awarded more than 12,000 masters and doctoral degrees in its 12 graduate masters and doctoral courses. Presently, the institution has 325 faculty members, 2,800 students and 350 employees. COPPE also has 116 modern laboratories, which together constitute the country’s largest engineering laboratory complex.