The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas, FORTH was founded in 1983.
It is one of the largest research centres in Greece with well-organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research institution worldwide.
The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser IESL employs over 250 people, distributed into 3 divisions:
- Materials and Devices
- Theoretical and Computational Physics
- Chemistry and Lasers and Applications
FORTH conducts specialized scientific research in strategic high-added value sectors, focusing on interdisciplinary research and development (R&D) activities in areas of major scientific, societal and economic interest, such as: Lasers and Photonics, Microelectronics, Advanced Materials/Nanotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Precision Medicine, Systems Biology, Robotics, Telecommunications, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Chemical Engineering Sciences, Energy, Environment, Human and Social Sciences, Astrophysics and Astronomy.
FORTH comprises 8 Research Institutes.
PRAXI Network is an established technology transfer organization with long-standing experience in assisting SMEs and research organisations throughout Greece to achieve cross-border technological cooperation.
It is a distinct administrative unit operating within the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), and started out in 1991 as a partnership between FORTH and SEV Hellenic Federation of Enterprises.