National Hellenic Research Foundation
48, Vassileos Constantinou Avenue, Athens
tel.: 210 727 3900 www.ekt.gr
The mission of The National Hellenic Research Foundation is to collect, document, manage, disseminate and preserve quality digital content and data produced by the Greek scientific, research and cultural communities. The national infrastructure which they develop ensures access to reusable knowledge, the collection of data and the production of indicators and statistics for Research, Development, Technology and Innovation in Greece. With the aim of supporting research and technology, they provide infrastructures and services for the use and dissemination of Greek scientific and cultural digital content, placing emphasis on open availability and the reuse of content. Their actions make digital information exploitable for users from a variety of communities which not only contributes effectively to the improvement of scientific and cultural productivity, but it also foster competitiveness in the public and private sectors.
The National Hellenic Research Foundation, one of the largest Research Centers in Greece, was founded in 1958 as a non-profit Research Foundation supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Ministry of Development and Investments in Greece. Today, NHRF consists of the following Institutes and Units:
Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF)
The Institute was founded in 2012 following the fusion of the Institute of Greek & Roman Antiquity, the Institute of Byzantine Research and the Institute of Neohellenic Research. The IHR conducts research on the history and culture of the Greek areas and the regions where Hellenism has been active, from prehistoric antiquity to the modern era.
Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB/NHRF)
ICB, founded 2012 as a result of the consolidation of the Institute of Biological Research and Biotechnology and the Institute of Organic and Pharmaceutical Chemistry of NHRF. ICB acts as a focal point, for innovation at the interface of Chemistry and Biology through a modern interdisciplinary approach to the solution of state-of-the-art issues in the areas of health, drug discovery, biomarker research and biotechnology.
Institute of Theoretical and Physical Chemistry (TPCI/NHRF)
TPCI was founed in 1979 from the merging of the Institutes of Physical Chemistry (est.1968) and Theoretical Chemistry (est.1976). TPCI advances research in selected fields of experimental and computational/theoretical chemistry and physics, with emphasis on nanomaterials with advanced functionality for energy conversion and storage, photonics, and electrochemical applications. Paving the way for knowledge transfer and reuse in research and innovation.