In 1950, at the border of the V. I. Lenin administrative district of Bucuresti, Icpe – The Institute of Electrotechnical Research was born, risen from the communists’ obsession with electrification. “The famous” Vladimir Ulianov Ilyich Lenin, in a speech given in the Kremlin in 1920, said: “Communism means the power of the Soviets plus electrification.” And our servant communist leaders quickly copied the concept. It was good for the communists but for us it was the establishment of Icpe, which now celebrates 70 years of uninterrupted activity.
And because the energy system means high voltage equipment, high power, thousands of Amps, specific infrastructure and a short-circuits, enough reason to be just as destructive in both capitalism and communism, Icpe had to prioritize science and technology and not the political standard. Therefore, at Icpe were attracted less public servants with airs of academicians, but especially true industry specialists and real academics, the veterans in Romanian electrical engineering, even if their thinking was not always on the same page with the regime. This is how true academicians like Remus Răduleț and Aurel Avramescu, university professors like Alexandru Nicolau, Gheorghe Hortopan and many other specialists in the field of electrical engineering came to lead and work at Icpe. (See https://www.icpe.ro/outstanding-personalities/ and https://www.icpe.ro/icpe-works/)
Today, Icpe is a complex structure that covers a wide range of innovative activities, connected by the ELECTRIC domain.
Under the logo “70+” Icpe anniversary means a great chance and a great opportunity.
In this unfavorable economic, social and health context, in this period of great challenges, in which not only technology, medicine and knowledge are striding, but also, we face more problems of survival than ensuring future construction, Icpe is celebrating 70 years of continuous activity, as an organization directly involved in the realities of time, placing itself, as always, at the confluence of the noble path of science dedicated to knowledge with engineering and technology.
The 70-year history of this organization called Icpe is on one hand a handicap through the machinations, self-satisfaction, “blocking in the model” and the kamikaze attitude of some, in the face of the challenges created by globalization and fierce market competition but it is at the same time, a great chance through the traditional school created here, the expertise gained, the integrative accumulations, the company culture and especially the spirit of those who passed here, all being, today for tomorrow, in the HISTORY of Icpe.”
70+, way the destiny of people who have passed away and left something of their lives at Icpe;
70+, way countless scientific and engineering contributions and we like to believe that it also way an act of culture, if we can accept that science is part of culture;
70+, through the professionalism, selflessness and headwork of some people, way the building of a well-known brand;
70+, way a page from the Romanian Electrical Engineering history,
we are gratified to invite you joining us at the Icpe.70+ online anniversary event.
The event can be watched live from your mobile phone using the QR code below or on the website www.icpe.ro. Photograph the code or join the website to participate in the anniversary of Icpe.70 +, on April 22, 2021 at 2 p.m. GMT+2