Partnership is involving different key actors forming the institutional framework for fostering innovation: national and regional ministries, technology and innovation agencies and research organisations.
It is composed of 15 partners from 11 SEE countries, covering old and new EU member states and
(potential) candidate countries, representing a majority of SEE geographical area with population of
104 mio inhabitants.



Official name in English: Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas
Full name in original language: Idryma texnologias kai erevnas
Abbreviation: FORTH
Country: Greece
Type of institution: University, higher education institution, research centre, scientific institution, college

The Foundation for research and technology – HELLAS (FORTH) was established in 1993. It collaborates closely with the private sector as well as with the University of Crete (UoC) and the other Higher Education Institutions. FORTH gears itself to become an ever increasing attraction as an incubator for nurturing spin-offs and small innovative companies in the field of Medical Equipment, Biotechnology, Telecommunication and Telematics, Environmental Technology, etc..

FORTH plays an important role contributing the development of regional strategies related to innovation and R&D. There is a continuous co-operation with the Regional Authorities for producing and developing regional clustering policies as well as innovation and technology transfer policies.

These specific experience assists project partner to prepare the state-of-the-art-analysis for Greece, to help create a common TIAS structure (assistance in preparation of SAT) and to assure translation of the SAT and manual to national language. Generally FORTH participates in all activities, prepare one workshop and assist lead partner and other partners by preparation and implementation of activities. FORTH`s benefits from the project is gaining best practise, transfer of knowledge and new information from project consortium as well as from participation in FINNO committee. The benefits for FORTH also are in analyzing and benchmarking of national innovation policies and collecting recommendations from other countries for improvement of innovation policies.

Jul 14, 2011 by admin