The Research Centre of Crete (RCC) begins its operation in Heraklion, Crete comprising three institutes:
- Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB),
- Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL),
- Institute of Computer Science (ICS)
in collaboration with the University of Crete.
Two new Institutes are founded in Crete:
- Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (IACM) in Heraklion and
- Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS) in Rethymno.
Τhe Skinakas Observatory is jointly founded in the framework of the Greek - German cooperation in Science and Technology by FORTH, the University of Crete and the Institute Max Planck of Extraterrestrial Physics of Germany.
Two more Institutes join RCC:
- Institute of Chemical Engineering and High Temperature Chemical Processes (ICE-HT) in Patras (founded in 1984)
- Chemical Process Engineering Research Institute (CPERI) in Thessaloniki (founded in 1985)
The PRAXI Network (HELP-FORWARD Hellenic Project for Wider Application of R&D) was established under the auspices of the Hellenic Federation of enterprises (SEV), the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING) and the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas.
The Science and Technology Park of Crete (STEP-C) is founded, in support of the diffusion of the technical knowledge (know-how) accumulated within the Academic Community and the Research Institutes.
CPERI (based in Thessaloniki) is separated from FORTH, to form the nucleus of the Center for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH) in Northern Greece.
The Biomedical Research Institute (founded in 1998), based in Ioannina, joins FORTH.
The Biomedical Research Institute (BRI) is integrated into the Institute of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, as Department of Biomedical Research, based in Ioannina.
The Institute of Astrophysics (IA) is founded in Heraklion, Crete.
The Institute of Petroleum Research (IPR) is founded in Chania, Crete
The Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), is re-established.
The Institute of Petroleum Research (IPR) is renamed to Institute of Geoenergy (IG).
FORTH currently comprises nine (9) Research Institutes.