AICIA is a non profit research association recognized by the Centre for Innovation and Technology (CIT) both at national level (Ministry of Science and Innovation) and regional (Science and Business Innovation Council).
AICIA work teams cover the main areas of Industrial, Chemical, Aeronautical and Telecommunications Engineering. AICIA arose in 1982 from the initiative of a group of teachers at what was then the Higher Technical School of Industrial Engineers of Seville (ETSII) aware, on one hand, of the need for teachers at this type of centre to experiment the reality of industrial firms in order to better transmit this to their students, and on the other hand, of the human potential and capacity for service to industry and society to be found at the school (ESII).
AICIA has a framework agreement with Seville University by which the human and material resources of the ETSI can be used to serve the ends established in its statutes. This AICIA – Seville University agreement meant, in fact, putting into practise the spirit of the Organic Law of Universities (LOU) various years in advance, providing the means for effectively developing what was later contemplated in article 83 of said law.