IICREST - the Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology has been established in 2007 as an international institute, domicled in Bulgaria. IICREST aims at promoting and exploiting Bulgaria's potential in the creation and introduction of new services and technologies in the dynamically developing Bulgarian Society.

As an independent IT institute, IICREST is in a position to offer an objective unbiased opinion in the evaluation of needs, study of requirements, organization of working teams, and implementation of new services and technologies. For this IICREST draws expertise from key academic / public figures not only from Bulgaria but also from its extended network to Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, The Netherlands, and UK.

The mission of IICREST is to be an internationally acknowledged interdisciplinary research and knowledge transfer institute in the area of design (and development) of automated (software) systems and their application in domains of high societal relevance, rooting this in proper enterprise models. Hence, among the institute's strategic goals are envisioned the following:

- To advance interdisciplinary research in enterprise systems and their related technological support systems, through possible funding from EU and other sources
- To disseminate relevant knowledge among academia and business in different European countries, through scientific events, such as conferences, symposia, and workshops
- To provide advice and consultancy services, possibly through knowledge transfer initiatives.

IICREST is being led by its Chairman, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boris Shishkov, whose leadership is inspired and supported by outstanding academic / public figures from the abovementioned European countries.