About the FORTH Liaison Office

The FORTH Liaison office supports the exploitation of FORTH-based research results and facilitates the creation of new research and development partnerships with companies and other academic organizations in Greece and abroad. The commercialization of such research results can be realized through licensing agreements, setting-up of spin-off companies and the provision of specialized services for the private and public sector in Greece and abroad.

It operates as a division of the FORTH Central Administration unit while for its operation is supported by the PRAXI Network, a strategic alliance of FORTH with the with the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and the Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING).

This collaboration ensures access to different international supporting networks and mechanisms i.e. the Enterprise Europe Network (for technology transfer and European R&D projects).

In addition the FORTH Liaison office operates in close collaboration with the Science and Technology Park – Crete (StepC) which can ideally host any spin-off activity originating from the research activities of FORTH.

Any Greek or foreign company that foresee a research, technological or entrepreneurial collaboration with FORTH can contact the Liaison office in order to identify the optimal partnering laboratory. You can browse here a number of FORTH technologies which are already available for technology transfer agreements.