IC has a flexible structure. It is related with the fields of Civil Engineering and with the research and development activities within Porto University School of Engineering. Nevertheless it is oriented to provide services on the technological innovation field in collaboration with organizations, companies, universities and other types of institutions, seeking the full exploration of the University available resources. The board is responsible for the management of the organization.

The provision of services such as, consulting, inspection, pathology, structural safety and heritage diagnosis, expertise reports, hygrothermal characterization studies, acoustic, geotechnical, vibration and materials testing, impact studies of road traffic, are some of the main IC activities.