Deputy Minister of Research and Technology visit to Athena Research Center
Research and Innovation Center "Athena" headquarters is visited by Deputy Minister of Research and Technology Mr Christos Dimas and General Secretary of Research and Innovation Mr Athanasios Kyriazis on October 20, 2021. The Deputy Minister and General Secretary discussed with the President of the Research Center and the Directors of the Institutes about the role of the Research Center in the overall innovation ecosystem in Greece and the major challenges for the future.
Deputy Minister referred to the important role of the Research Center in the Greek research ecosystem and made reference to the important activities undertaken by the Ministry for the support of the Greek research community towards linking of academia / research with the enterprise world, establishment of competency centers, new spin-off institutional framework and new financing tools and investment incentives.
General Secretary referred to the goal to increase research investment so as to reach 1,85% of GDP by 2027.
The President of the Research Center Mr Emiris mentioned the main points of excellence Athena RC and focused on the main challenges for the future.
The event closed with the strong commitment of the political leadership of the Ministry of Development and Investments to support research and innovation in the country.