DEMOKRITOS is the largest multidisciplinary research center in Greece with over 800 personnel, critical mass in expertise and infrastructure in the fields of Informatics & Telecommunications, Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Biosciences and Particle & Nuclear Science. DEMOKRITOS conducts world-class basic and applied research, for advancing scientific knowledge and promoting technological development. It also plays a pivotal role in graduate education and professional training and its unique infrastructure is employed for high-technology services to the Industry and the Society.
DEMOKRITOS has contributed significantly to the:
- Advancement and world-wide recognition of the Hellenic research activity.
- Development, diffusion and transfer of high quality know-how to public and private sectors.
- Reversal of high-calibre scientific brain drain.
- Provision of highly qualified research personnel to the Greek academic community, as well as to the Greek Industry.
Its laboratory, Net Media Lab, belongs to the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications of DEMOKRITOS. Its activities span the areas of planning, development and operation of telecommunications services, the Internet and multimedia services, with the identity of e-services such as e-learning, e-inclusion, e-psychology, e-government, e-culture, e-commerce, e-business, e-procurement, e-testing, web portals, e-learning environments. The workforce is specialized in all these activities and covers the entire educational spectrum level (researchers, doctors, MSc and support technicians). The laboratory has successfully coordinated a number of LLP and Erasmus+ projects, in recent years regarding installers of renewable energy sources equipment, employees in SMEs and technical staff (DEDALOS, DELFE, ETSL, ENFORA, ELECTRON, SOLWIN, GRANKIT and OPALESCE). Currently, it participates in the SYNAISTHISI project, which concerns an Intelligent data collection and processing platform for energy efficient application.