The Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH) was founded in March 2000. It is a private-law legal, non-profit organization, under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology. The mission of CERTH is to carry out basic and applied research with emphasis on the development of new products and services with industrial, economic and social impact.
The Laboratory of Polymer Reaction Engineering (LPRE) was established in 1985 and it is part of the Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute (CPERI). The main mission of LPRE is to carry out innovative, collaborative research work with an emphasis on advanced multi-scale modeling of chemical and biological systems, functional materials, novel micro- and nano-encapsulation technologies, molecularly imprinted polymers for selective recognition and separation of biological molecules, nanotechnology applications in targeted delivery systems, hydrogels for tissue engineering applications, and microbial production of functional biopolymers from renewable sources.