The Joint Research Center started operations in late 2013 with the objective of framing and boosting the significant research collaborations between Microsoft Research and the IMDEA Software institute in software science and technology.
The Joint Research Center was presented officially on April 3, 2014, in a ceremony chaired by the Excma. Sra. D.ª Lucia Figar de Lacalle, Regional Minister of Education, Youth and Sports, of the Region of Madrid.
The Joint Research Center aims to advance the science and technology which will allow the cost-effective development of high-quality software products. The research of the Joint Center is centred around the following main research lines: