ICLab - Intelectual Capital Research Center is the research centre of ICAA, created in 2012 to support several research projects in which ICAA has been involved.
The ICLab is constituted by a multidisciplinary team of researchers from different countries that determine the main guidelines to be followed by the Research Centre. This team has strong relationships with many organizations, thus allowing the research that is done to respond to the specific objectives of the current society.
The ICLab main objective is to "create knowledge" that can be the generating factor of economic and social development of the organizations, regions and countries.
To achieve its goals, ICLab promotes a worldwide exchange of ideas and experiences in the field of intellectual capital management and knowlegdge management, applied research in business development and scientific research, nationally and internationally.
ICLab was created because the global economy is changing. Resources are scarce, companies and countries need to be more competitive and productive and the best experts of today have shown that the future of the economic development will pass inevitably by a better management of intangible assets, the called intellectual capital.
Intellectual capital has thus become a key element of the knowledge economy and its management is, therefore, a factor that influences the competitive advantage of firms, regions and even countries. In countries with scarce natural and economic resources as is the case of Portugal, the competitive advantage can only come from innovation, resulting from better management of these assets.
So, specialized structures in production of science in these areas of intangible management are necessary. ICLab was created to respond to these challenges.
We do research to transpose to the economic environment of enterprises more advanced processes of scientific academic areas related to intellectual capital.
We intend to create strong interdisciplinary relationships between the more technical aspects of science, aspects related to human knowledge and other aspects of social, cultural, economic or even environmental nature.
ICLab intends to bring together the various components that make up the DNA of the success of companies, cities, regions and countries.