Who We Are
Athena Research and Innovation Center (ATHENA RC)
ATHENA Research Centre was founded in 2003. It is based in Athens and it was founded under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Ministry of Development). The Centre is devoted to the promotion of innovative information, communication and knowledge technologies in the industrial and services sectors and to the development of scientific and technological research in the sectors of information technology, knowledge, communication and automating production processes. Through national and international R&D projects, technological ecosystem development initiatives, innovative application activities and knowledge transfer to the social and economic environment, ATHENA fulfils its mission to support the participation of Greece both in the “Europe 2020” strategy and the global movement towards smart and sustainable growth for all. Much of the work is conducted on behalf of the Greek Government and the European Union, where research and advice is utilized directly by policy makers.
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Academy of Athens (AA) – Research Centre for Atmospheric Physics and Climatology
The Academy of Athens was founded with the Constitutional Decree of March 18th 1926, as an Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts. The same Decree appointed its first Members, who were all eminent representatives of the scientific, intellectual and artistic circles of that era. The general and overarching objective of the Academy of Athens, in accordance with its Founding Charter, is the cultivation and advancement of the Sciences, Humanities and Fine Arts, along with the communication of the Foundation and its Members with other Academies and fellow Academicians. In fulfillment of its objective the Academy conducts scientific research projects and studies in the areas of agriculture, industry, shipping, national economy. Furthermore it issues consultations, proposals, it adopts decisions and judgments for the instruction and guidance of the bodies and authorities of the state.
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Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE)
The Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE) is a private, non-profit, public-benefit research organisation. It was established in 1975 with the dual purpose of promoting research on current problems and prospects of the Greek economy and its sectors and of generating reliable information, analysis and proposals for action that are non produced elsewhere and can thus be of high value to policy makers in the context of economic policy making. In that sense, IOBE holds a unique position in Greek society: it is the only politically independent, non-partisan body dealing with major issues of the economy, and it aspires to being pro-active, that is, it seeks to identify, at an early stage, economic issues that can become crucial in the future and to propose timely solutions for these.