The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country and it was founded in 2000. It is a legal entity governed by private law with non-profit status, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs.

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 crossdisciplinary 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

Institute for Research & Technology of Thessaly (IRETETH)

Agrotechnology, Mechatronics, Biomedicine and Kinesiology and interdisciplinary lab

CERTH is essentially a self-supported Research Centre generating an average annual turnover of ~ € 22 Million coming from:

>30% from bilateral industrial research contracts

>60% from competitive research projects and

<10% as government institutional funding

More than 600 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 FP7 competitive research grants. CERTH has participated successfully in more than 1.000 competitive research projects (with a total budget exceeding 423 M€ and involving more than 1.100 international partner organizations) 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). Four spin off companies have been already launched through CERTH research activities.