The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas represents the Greek knowledge providers in the ATF. 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. It is a legal entity governed by private law with non-profit status, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Greek Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs.
Today, CERTH has five research institutes with indicated major fields such as: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas.
Currently more than 900 people work at CERTH with the majority being scientists. CERTH has received numerous awards 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.
The Department of AgroTechnology from IRETETH is responsible for the promotion of research and services in the areas of sustainable agricultural production and rural environment management. The Agrotechnology Department of IRETETH in close collaboration with the Department of Mechatronics is mainly dealing with subjects related to Smart Farming (development/testing/evaluation of smart technologies and services for agricultural applications) with an overall aim to reduce the environmental footprint in agricultural operations. In the livestock sector the team is focusing in the measurements and modelling of the internal environment and the emissions of livestock operations and in their environmental assessment.
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Mr. Thomas Bartanas
Senior Researcher
Head of AgroTechnology Department CERTH/IRETETH
Dimitriados 95 & P. Mela, 38333, Volos-GR
Tel: +30-2421096748;  Fax: +30-2421096750


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