The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country.
The Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) is one of the largest research centres in Greece with good facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation of a top-level research foundation worldwide. The Foundation, with headquarters in Heraklion, includes six research institutes in different parts of the country.
The General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs is the main body responsible for setting research policy priorities and is major direct funder of R&D. Its tasks include the detailed design, planning, implementation and monitoring of policy and interventions (measures, programmes, etc). The GSRT sets thematic priorities for funding based on the needs and structure of the Greek economy, the needs of society and global S&T perspectives.
The Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) has consistently fostered business development in Greece for nearly a century. It is an independent, non-profit association for employers and enterprise organisations sustained by membership fees and sponsorships from members. SEV is at the forefront of economic and business developments and continuously adapts to rapidly evolving conditions. Today, it is the leading independent employers’ union and the independent voice of Greek business.
The Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism is significantly involved in R&I governance through the Secretariats for Public Investments (NSRF) and Industry, which traditionally have supported entrepreneurship and intend to be more closely involved in funding innovation in the future.
The General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), part of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, has the leading role in designing and implementing the national policy on R&D.
The Ministry of Finance is responsible for the development, coordination and control of the implementation of the state policy in the field of public finances, taxes, government debt management, financial services and markets, internal financial control.
The National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSR “Demokritos”) is the largest multidisciplinary research center in Greece with critical mass in expertise and infrastructure in the fields of nanotechnology, energy and environment, biosciences, particle and nuclear science, informatics and telecommunications. NCSR “Demokritos” conducts world-class basic and applied research for advancing scientific knowledge and promoting technological development in selected areas of national socio-economic interest.
The National Council for Research and Technology (NCRT) is the supreme advisory body of the state for the formulation and implementation of the national policy for research, technology and innovation. The Council is appointed by and reports directly to the Minister of Education and Religious Affairs. Fulfilling its tasks, the Council promotes and sustains excellence in the performance of all relevant types of scientific research in Greece: from fundamental to applied, and across all recognised disciplines.
The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF) is a non-profit research foundation supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs in Greece. NHRF has become a key player both at national and international level in the scientific development. In addition, NHRF acts as an educational centre for undergraduate students, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers.