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1st Pan-European SAFE STRIP Workshop
The SAFE STRIP project Consortium will organize its 1st Pan-European Workshop to be held on Septembe1...
Thessaloniki, Greece27 Sep 2017

SKILLFUL project Workshop
The SKILLFUL project organizes a Workshop titled “Future Requirements & Training Challenges in Road 1...
Thessaloniki, Greece26 Sep 2017

SAFE STRIP online survey
SAFE STRIP launches user needs survey for C-ITS industry
Thessaloniki, Greece02 Aug 2017

Press release public kick off day of the, AUTOPILOT
Press release public kick off day of the, AUTOPILOT
Versailles, France07 Feb 2017

The Hellenic Institute of Transport HIT participated in a meeting of the Special Permanent Committee on Road Safety of the Hellenic Parliament
The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Center of Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) ha1...
Athens, Greece13 Oct 2016

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Development Strategy

During 15 years of operation, the Hellenic Institute of Transport has actively undertaken research activities that cover all aspects of the Transportation sector. Obtaining strong competences in transport research, the Hellenic Institute of Transport has achieved excellence in a wide scope of areas, such as:

•         Clean vehicle technologies for land, and maritime transport: Emphasis in participation in the European ‘Green Cars Initiative’ programme focusing on electric and hybrid vehicles, fuel cells and relevant intelligent transport (member of EGVIA).

•         Sustainable mobility research (Thessaloniki sustainable Mobility scheme).

•         Environmental and climate change: Climate change mitigation measures - Energy efficient use of the ‘vehicle-driver’ system, and eco-driving.

•         Clean Energy in transport: Use of hydrogen and cell technologies especially in connection with the “Energy Corridor” initiative of CERTH.

•         Security of the supply chain. 

•         Urban freight Transport and logistics.

•         Safety of Vulnerable Road Users, with emphasis on: motorcycle aids (ARAS and OBIS), systems for safe transportation of children to/from school, elderly and disabled pedestrians and cyclists’ protection measures.

•         Electric cars and electro mobility.

•         Innovation production and industry uptake of research results.

•         Accessibility and inclusiveness of solutions in Transport and Tourism.


The Hellenic Institute of Transport is further expanding its research activities over to new important sectors for the future of Transportation in Greece and Europe, setting the following Strategic Goals:

1.      Emergence of CERTH/ HIT as a key National Center for Research.

2.      Emergence of CERTH/ HIT as a Statutory Body.

3.      Development of Focused Excellence and Innovation Centres.

4.      Emergence of the Tourism Sector as even one of the Institute’s Research Poles.

5.      Promotion of the Maritime Transport and Shipping sector.

6.      Promotion of Transport Issues related to the Energy and Environment.

7.      Exploitation and further development of CERTH/ HIT Research Infrastructure.

8.      Continuation and strengthening of the close cooperation of CERTH/ HIT with the other Institutes of CERTH.

9.      Coordinated Know-how Transfer of CERTH/ HIT to the country’s Productive Fabric (through key partnerships), but also to the society.

10.  Targeted exploitation of the Institute’s research results and expertise. 

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