Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas

Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH)

Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Role: Coordinator – Research and Technology Organisation

The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas was founded in March 2000, it is a legal entity governed by private law with non-profit status, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI) of the Greek Ministry of Development. CERTH suggests one of the most important Research Centres in Greece with a main mission: The promotion of innovative research for the benefit of society. Dedicated to this purpose, CERTH lies at the forefront of basic, applied and technological research to provide solutions to society’s modern challenges.

The Information Technologies Institute (ITI) was founded in 1998 as a non-profit organization under the auspices of the General Secretarial of Research and Technology of Greece, with its head office located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 10.3.2000 it is a founding member of the Centre of Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), also supervised by the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology. ITI is one of the leading Institutions of Greece in the fields of Informatics, Telematics and Telecommunications.

Since 1998 ITI has participated in a great number of Research and Development projects funded by European, Public investment funds and Services contracted by firms and other private legal entities. ITI’s research teams show their remarkable scientific work through a number of publications that include scientific publications in international journals, publications in conferences, books and book chapters. ITI was evaluated by external Expert Committees in the area of Engineering, in 2002, 2005 and 2014 and received a grade of 9.65/10, 4.4/5 and 4.51/5, respectively.

The Institute has the infrastructure, the experience and the maturity to intensify its efforts on diffusing its research activities to key stakeholders and using all the necessary mechanisms and tools towards efficiently bringing novel or improved services and products to them through the Institute’s established spin-offs. Specifically same actions have been made in recent years through ITI’s collaborations with numerous Institutions in Greece and abroad as well as the founding of 7 new spin-offs.

Partner role in the PLIADES project:

CERTH leads WP1, being the Project Coordinator. CERTH will also be a main technical partner, lead WP3 for mobility-related data and human knowledge injection and WP7 for overall system integration. CERTH also leads T2.3, T4.7, T6.1, T6.2, T7.1, T7.2, T7.5.