The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) was founded in March 2000 and directly reports to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT).
CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas.
Today CERTH includes the following five institutes with indicated major fields of research:
•Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI):
Sustainable & Clean Energy, Environmental Technologies, Chemical & Biochemical Processes, Advanced Functional Materials;
•Information Technologies Institute (ITI):
Informatics, Telematics and Telecommunication Technologies;
•Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT):
Land, Sea and Air Transportation as well as Sustainable Mobility services;
•Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB):
Agri-biotechnology, Health Translational Research, Informatics for big bio-data; and
•Bio-economy and Agro-technology Institute (IBO):
Agrotechnology, Mechatronics, Biomedicine and Kinesiology.
More than 700 people work at CERTH with the majority being scientists.
CERTH has received numerous awards and distinctions such as the European Descartes Prize, the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant, Microsoft International Contest Prize, the Trading Agents Competition Award and many more and is listed among the Top-20 of the EU’s Research Centres with the highest participation in HORIZON 2020 competitive research grants.
CERTH has participated successfully in more than 1.200 competitive research projects financed by the European Union (EU), leading industries from USA, Japan and Europe and the Greek Government via the General Secretariat of Research and Technology (GSRT).
CERTH’s research results have significant scientific impact.