Goals of the foundation
To promote linkages of research activities to provide the country with the necessary, relevant, and strategic technology, for the competitive development of the different sectors of society in the economic, social, and environmental scopes.
To promote the creation and to provide contributions to support thinking spaces, as well as to coordinate actions that support scientific and technological development, and conformation of multidisciplinary teams of highly educated and experienced researchers (high level of critical mass), especially at the graduate level.
To promote and support the implementation of academic research programs at the graduate level, in coordination with state higher education university institutions.
Promote the coordination of public and private sectors involved in generation, training, transfer, and application of high technology.
To encourage and promote the generation of businesses with high technological content and high added value for the country.
To promote technology extension, through exhibitions, conferences, seminars, technology markets, and training courses, among others.
To conduct -with research purposes- activities for development, licensing, utilization of resources (know-how), donation or purchase of patents, inventions, and industrial or utility models.
To disseminate and sell publications arising from research; to assign, sell, transfer and grant licenses for use of their patents, industrial or utility models, as well as any other assets that belong to their intellectual property.