The Albacete Informatics Research Institute of Albacete (I3A) opened its doors in March 2005. Since then it has devoted much of its activity to participate in a wide variety of research, development and innovation projects, leading to the transfer of its research results to the productive sector at both National and International level.

During its first ten years, the research projects and innovation projects, conducted by the i3A research groups, experienced an exponential growth, reaching by 2012 more than two million euros. The i3A has been very successful on transferring its research results to the private sectors. The numerous projects and results have positioned the i3A at the top on research results in the field of computer engineering at the national level. At the international level, the i3A is currently participating in projects in collaboration with universities across Europe, and Latin America.

Nowadays, the i3A counts with more than 60 full-time researchers and more than 50 trainees, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students. The various groups conduct their research in areas with a high social and economic impact Big Data, Computer Networks, Software Engineering, Vision Systems, High-Performance Computing, among others.

The i3A counts with state-of-the-art computer equipment and networks. The i3A is also host to the GALGO Supercomputer Center. Much of the success of the i3A is based on the increasing participation of young researchers trained through the Doctoral Programme of the Department of Information Systems and Technologies and Information Systems of the University of Castilla La Mancha.