The National Centre for Research and Technological Development (CERTH) and the Deloitte Alexander Competence Center have signed a declaration of intent to cooperate for the joint undertaking of initiatives and implementation of various actions that will significantly enhance technological development and innovation in the city of Thessaloniki and the wider region.
More specifically, the framework of cooperation between the two institutions will concern the co-organization of events, training seminars and conferences on innovation, research, entrepreneurship and high-tech areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Blockchain, etc.
It will also concern the participation of the two institutions in competitions for research projects, in areas related to the interests of both, such as Cybersecurity, Robotic Process Automation, Artificial Intelligence, etc., as well as the investigation of the establishment of a Center of Excellence.
The Memorandum of Understanding, whose duration will initially be four years, was signed by the President of the Board of Directors of the National Centre for Research and Technological Development, Dimitrios Tzovaras, on CERTH’s side, and on the part of Deloitte, the President of the Deloitte Alexander Competence Center, Vassilis Kafatos.
“CRTH and Deloitte Alexander Competence Center are two bodies that represent entrepreneurship and innovation in order to promote the knowledge economy in the country and emphasize the education and employment of talented scientists, thus contributing to the halting of the brain drain. At a time when the city of Thessaloniki is showing remarkable growth potential, it is a pleasure for us at CONVED to further strengthen this dynamic with cooperation like this,” said Dimitrios Tzovaras.
“We are happy and optimistic about the prospect of our cooperation with CERTH, which aims to promote research, exchange know-how and develop innovation. In a rapidly changing world, linking scientific research with businesses and investing in graduate talent and training in new skills are key factors that can help boost growth potential.