Centre of Applied Research in Management and Economics (CARME) is a new research and development (R&D) unit, which emerges from the combined will and efforts of several professors from the Department of Management and Economics of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria) to pursue R&D activities in their areas of expertise and interest. 


CARME mission is to enhance regional development and innovation, through integration between basic and applied research in management and economics, strongly oriented towards professional practice and engaging researchers, students, industry and non-profit organizations in a collaborative manner.


Our vision is to play a central role in a platform of knowledge co-creation between R&D, higher education, industry and social partners, creating an inspiring environment for multidisciplinary research with impact on companies and non-profit organizations, translated into a valuable benefit for society at large.