Athena Research Center (Athena RC)
Athena RC conducts research and technological development in Informatics and Computational Sciences, tackling global challenges, addressing local needs, and producing novel and deep technological results with a broad impact on other sciences, industry, and society at large. Multidisciplinarity is at the foundation of the research philosophy of Athena RC, which carries out R&D both at the level of information technology itself and at the level of specific applications. Computational sciences thus form a strong component of the Athena RC activities, including – but not being limited to – computational linguistics, archaeology, cultural heritage, engineering, medicine, biology, biodiversity, earth observation, space science, mechanics, and the arts. Athena RC serves the full spectrum of the research lifecycle, starting from basic and applied research, continuing on to system & product building and infrastructure service provision, and ending with technology transfer and entrepreneurship. Athena RC is organized into four Institutes and seven Units, operates in three cities (Athens, Patras and Xanthi) positioning itself as an actor and partner of the regional plans conducted by political, academic, economic and societal entities. Athena RC has a longstanding and continuously evolving Quality Management System certified by ISO 9001:2015 in the fields of Project Management, Software Development and 3D Digitisation Services Provision.