Established in 2000 and bringing together five scientific Institutes, the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), is a basic & applied research organization with the mission to advance knowledge towards society impact; from climate change, green energy and sustainability, to artificial intelligence, advanced robotics and the Internet of Things, holistic approaches to healthcare and nutrition, autonomous vehicles and the smart evolution of cities. “Today, CERTH is considered to be one of the leading centers in Greece and is listed among the top 15 European Institutions in terms of participation in competitive European funded research” said Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras, Chairman of CERTH.
As a leading European Institution, CERTH maintains collaborations with academia, research and industry with countries like UK, Israel, S. Korea, Brazil, China, Canada, etc. “Of course, being a frequent pioneer in the field of innovation, USA-located entities could not be absent from the list of our closest collaborators” explained Dr. Tzovaras. “Following this, we are glad to be able to demonstrate within our portfolio, flagship collaborations with organizations like BP, ExxonMobil, BASF, Texas A&M University, Albemarle, Johnson Matthey, Janssen, Honeywell and Praxair” he added.
Similarly, CERTH has also participated in the past in competitive funding schemes of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), Office of Naval Research (ONR), under the framework of Naval International Cooperative Opportunities in Science & Technology (NICOP).
In addition, the recently signed U.S. – Greece Science & Technology Agreement is expected to pave the way to build even closer ties between the United States and Greece, in the field of science and technology, initiate new synergies of mutual prospect & benefit and has already attracted major international organizations opening hi-tech subsidiaries in Greece (e.g., Pfizer, Amazon, etc.)
Last but not least, CERTH has in its mentality an attitude of openness and respect toward international cooperation through all of the years since its establishment. The wide network of the well-established (inter-)national collaborations & affiliated organizations easily allows for the design & implementation of even more demanding projects. “Recognizing the value of knowledge exchange for the benefit of society, we welcome our partnerships with a high level of business mentality, in a multicultural spirit, free from prejudice and stereotypes” concluded Dr. Tzovaras.