In order to establish mutual cooperation and partnership in the field of research and development both regional and international level, INCT has been initiated bilateral cooperation with Indonesian Research Institute or known as Lembaga Ilmu Pengetahuan Indonesia (LIPI). Bilateral cooperation between National Institute for Science and Technology (INCT) and LIPI Indonesia has affirmed by signing of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) by both sides on 18 November 2019.

The MOU was signed by the President of INCT, Dr. Jose Cornelio Guterres, Ph.D and Director of LIPI Indonesia, Dr. Laksana Tri Handoko, M.Sc. during the opening ceremony of international scientific seminar  in Dili on the occasion of Commemoration International Day of Science for Peace and Development. Collaboration with LIPI focuses on research and development of science, Technology and innovation as well as joint research and exchange of researchers by both parties.