Institutes & Units


Athena RC is organized into Institutes and Units, which are active in different aspects of information and communication technologies.

Athena RC is organized into Institutes and Units, which are active in different aspects of information and communication technologies. Currently, it comprises of three Institutes:
  • The Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP), a centre of excellence in interdisciplinary research in language, cultural and educational technologies
  • The Industrial Systems Institute (ISI), a leader in industrial systems technologies R&D covering the entire spectrum of Greek industry's ICT needs
  • The IInformation Management Systems Institut (IMSI), the sole Institute in Greece specializing in (big) data management and scalable analytics
These Institutes are complemented by Research Units which bring together skills central to particular areas of computer or computational sciences: 
  • The Hellenic Technology Cluster Initiative (Corallia), the first organisation established in Greece for the structured and systematic management and development of innovation clusters.
  • The Space Programmes Unit (SPU), aiming to foster the participation of Greece in the European Space Agency (ESA) and advance the use of leading-edge technologies in space engineering and science.
  • The Robot Perception and Interaction Unit (RPI), with a goal to advance and sustain research in the intersection of robotics, informatics, communications, and cognitive systems.
  • The Environmental and Networking Technologies and Applications Unit (ENTA), dedicated to promoting fundamental and applied research in all aspects of the contemporary environmental and networking problems, such as climate change and space networking.
  • The Pharma-Informatics Unit, focusing on all the computational work (modeling and simulation) involved in the stages of discovery-development and application of pharmaceutical products into clinical practice.