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.


Research Areas

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
  • Institute for Research & Technology of Thessaly (IRETETH)
    Agrotechnology, Mechatronics, Biomedicine and Kinesiology



  • More than 600people work at CERTH with the majority being scientists.
  • CERTH has received numerousawards 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 competitiveresearch 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).
  • Fourspin off companies have been already launched through CERTH research activities.

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