The vision of Athena RC is to serve the full spectrum of the research lifecycle, starting from basic and applied research, continuing on to system & product building and infrastructure service provision, and ending with technology transfer and entrepreneurship. The fundamental role of Athena RC is to build knowledge and devise solutions and technologies for the digital society. Its value lies in the unique collection of skills and know-how of its researchers and professional staff and its national and international reputation.

The overall strategy and research values of Athena RC are developing along these axes:

  • A research plan that targets fundamental and applied challenges with high potential impact, aiming at high-quality, novel, and deep results, with informatics at the core of synergies with other sciences
  • A technology transfer plan with a global focus and special attention to the Greek environment
  • A young researcher development plan based on identifying and supporting original talent
  • A strategic co-operations plan aiming at key industrial companies, governmental agencies, regional authorities, and international research and higher-education organisations
  • An educational plan that targets at designing and participating in local and international graduate programs