06 JULY 2017 / Event of the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos" for the launch of its new fellowship program, with the SNF support

On Wednesday, July 5th, the National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos" held an event to mark the official launch of the innovative Stavros Niarchos Foundation Industrial Research Fellowship Program that will begin its implementation in autumn 2017.

The program, made possible through the support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), offers sixty individual fellowships for industrial doctorate degrees, industrial post-doc positions and industrial adjunct researchers, while fostering a trilateral cooperation between the "Demokritos" research center, Universities in Greece and abroad, as well as companies with operations in Greece.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Industrial Research Fellowship Program is part of the wider SNF Recharging the Youth Initiative and aspires to reinforce the field of research, through enabling links and synergies between research and industry, as well as to support young researchers.

The National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos", the largest multidisciplinary research center in Greece, was established in 1960, in Athens, and is supervised by the General Secretariat of Research & Technology. Its expertise lies in the fields of Nanotechnology, Energy & Environment, Biosciences, Particle and Nuclear Science, Informatics and Telecommunications. Its research activities are currently coordinated by five Research Institutes: a) Informatics & Telecommunications, b) Biosciences & Applications, c) Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety, d) Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, and e) Nuclear & Particle Physics.

Speech by Eleni Agouridi, Program Officer, SNF