National Centre of Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS" – The Centre
The National Centre of Scientific Research "DEMOKRITOS" was founded at the end of the 1950’s, as a decentralized public service and was initially named Nuclear Research Centre "DEMOKRITOS".
Substructures - Development
The Centre comprises research infrastructure and organized laboratories, with high technology scientific organs, a fully equipped and up to date library, the first hyper computing system in Greece, technical support and pioneering technologies, laboratories which provide services of national importance (Research Reactor, TANDEM Accelerator), while it also developed the first network service provider in our country, ARIADNE.
The multiple activities of the Centre, the collaborations that it has developed with research and educational institutions at international level, as well as with industrial institutions in the services provision sector, ensure the Center's continuous dynamic process, leading it to new forms of development.
The certification of specialized services provision laboratories has already been made an itinerary and constitutes the second axis of action in the developmental policy of N.S.C.R. "D" in the coming years.
Pioneering ideas that are born in the Centre and correspond to the needs of the industry, constitute the base for the creation of spin off companies. Up to today, 30 proposals have already passed from the PRAXE A phase, while the possibilities of participating in PRAXE B are examined.