Center for Information and Communication Research The Center for Information and Communication Research (CIC) is the youngest of the centers within the Marketing Area. CIC was started in February 1997 with funding from VINNOVA. It was set up as an information and competence center to coordinate and pursue business research on the use of communications and information technology. Presently, two major areas of research are pursued by researchers at CIC, both with a strong focus on information and telecommunications technologies.In a set of demand side oriented projects, the implementation and use by individuals and organizations of new mobile technologies are in focus. The second group of more supply side oriented research projects investigates viable new options for new technological and economical regimes for mobile communication.