The Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) is one of the largest Research Centres in Greece, located in Thessaloniki and founded in 2000. Its mission is to promote the triplet R&D&I, by conducting high quality scientific research and developing innovative products and services, while building strong national and international partnerships with industry and Academia. CERTH is essentially self-supported, with an average annual turnover of ~ 25M€, coming from: >60% competitive research projects, >30% bilateral industrial contracts, and only <10% from government institutional funding.
Over 1,000 people work at CERTH with the majority being scientists. CERTH has received numerous awards and distinctions and is listed among the Top-20 EU Research Centres with the highest participation in H2020 competitive research grants. CERTH consists of 5 Institutes, out of which Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), with a wide experience in the Sectors of Sustainable & Clean Energy, Environmental Technologies, Chemical & Biochemical Processes and Advanced Functional Materials, participates in CO2OLHEAT project.