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The Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is the largest university in Greece. The main campus is located in the centre of the city of Thessaloniki, and covers an area of about 33.4 hectares. It comprises 10 faculties which consist of 40 schools and 1 single-School Faculty.

Some educational and administrative facilities are located off campus for practical and operational reasons. A number of these facilities are located outside the city of Thessaloniki or even in other cities.

About 73.930 students study at the Aristotle University (65.026 in undergraduate programmes and 8.472 in postgraduate programmes, of which 3952 at Doctoral level). There are 2.024 faculty members. There are also 11 teaching assistants, 58 research fellows, 248 members of the Special Laboratory Teaching Personnel (S.L.T.P.), 69 of whom belong to category Ι and 179 to category ΙΙ, as well as 15 foreign language teachers and 4 foreign instructors. Faculty members are also assisted by 213 members of the Special Technical Laboratory Personnel (S.T.L.P.). The administration office consists of 400 permanent employees and 528 employees under a private law contract of indefinite duration. Moreover, 596 people employed by third parties provide services at the university.

The strategic objectives of AUTh, in the framework of its vision and mission, remain  high and consistently oriented to the continuation of its tradition, namely to be a pioneer institution, standing out among Greek and many foreign Universities on all levels: education, research, culture, connection with society

The Athena RIC was founded in 2003 as the “IRIS – Integrated Research for the Information Society”, in order to consolidate and further expand the Greek R&D activities and initiatives in the area of ICT.

The new Center initially comprised of the following existing institutes: the Institute for Language and Speech Processing (ILSP), the Cultural and Educational Technology Institute (CETI) and the Industrial Systems Institute (ISI). The founding act provided for the creation of new institutes that would cover vibrant areas of digital technology as well as of units that would incubate knowhow development activities that may lead to new major development directions.

In 2006 IRIS was renamed to “Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies”, with the name designation “Athena

About 73.930 students study at the Aristotle University (65.026 in undergraduate programmes and 8.472 in postgraduate programmes, of which 3952 at Doctoral level). There are 2.024 faculty members. There are also 11 teaching assistants, 58 research fellows, 248 members of the Special Laboratory Teaching Personnel (S.L.T.P.), 69 of whom belong to category Ι and 179 to category ΙΙ, as well as 15 foreign language teachers and 4 foreign instructors. Faculty members are also assisted by 213 members of the Special Technical Laboratory Personnel (S.T.L.P.). The administration office consists of 400 permanent employees and 528 employees under a private law contract of indefinite duration. Moreover, 596 people employed by third parties provide services at the university.

DOTSOFT SA is a Greek, fast growing company, specialized in Software Development and Integrated ICT Solutions for the public and private sector. The Company was founded on 2004 and initially its core business activity was purely in the area of software development, database solutions and networked applications.

Today, the company offers integrated ICT solutions using its own developed products and a vast portfolio of third party solutions and services coming from strong and reliable business partnerships. Our major fields of expertise are, Content Management Systems, Digital Asset Management, Web-GIS Solutions in co-operation with leaders in the GIS market and large scale IT project integration for private companies and public organizations. Our company dedicates a large part of its resources to R&D, either through the participation to projects in our area of interest or through outsourced activities from our partners and clients. The company has a workforce of 20 people (including executive board members and a few external partners that are fully incorporated into our project teams) with more than 16 in project implementation.

Our aim is to provide reliable, trustworthy, integrated ICT solutions, through technology R&D, innovation and successful project management to both public and private organizations.

DOTSOFT is very successful in complex IT integration projects with a specific target for regional IT projects. The main activity axis continues to be software development in an integrated project framework for both the public and private sector. DOTSOFT offers integrated IT solutions for both public and private sector. These solutions are designed around the specific needs of each institute or company and combine services and products tailored each time to the specific needs of local governments, cultural institutions (like museums and libraries), tourist companies, advertising agencies, online betting companies, and all SME service providing companies.

 

LINK Technologies SA was established in 2002 with the objective of providing specialized advanced technology services both in the private and the public sector. In a very short time it managed to establish itself as one of the most specialized ICT companies in Greece. The main activity of Link Technologies SA is the provision of complete solutions in the field of Information Technology and Communications and in particular Telematics, which respond to the modern technological needs of its customers.

The aim of the company is to exploit its know-how and experience in the promotion of products to customers from transport, telematics and telemetry software in the public and private sector: Public Organizations such as Bus Organizations, Municipalities – Prefectures , Ambulance Fleet Management, and Private Companies such as Intercity Bus Organizations, Passenger and Freight Transport, Heavy Goods Transport, Telemetry etc.

By pursuing innovation continuously, Link Technologies strives to be at the cutting edge of technology, providing reliable, easy-to-use and effective solutions to its customers faster and more effectively than competition. In this way, its market share has been increased in an ever-increasing market.

Link Technologies is involved in European projects where the major Industries and organisations in Information Technology and Telecommunication areas are involved. This offers a winning opportunity to coordinate your activities with the most qualified European partners and to create successful teams for research projects at pan-European level.

 

3Pi was founded for better channeling of Technological experience in the market. Our professional technical team provides solutions in private and public sectors. Our technical expertise and experience covers the most advanced Internet / Intranet applications, client / development server, telecommunications, project management, quality assurance, technical writing / coaching and Regional / European funding technological programs.

 

MLS Innovation Inc. was established in October of 1989 in Thessaloniki, Greece; its objective was to research, design, develop, produce and market electronic devices and high-tech products, with particular emphasis on innovation.

Our goal is to simplify our customers’ lives, by developing new technologies and incorporating them into unique, easy-to-use products, creating experiences that make people’s lives easier.

In is first decade of operation, MLS developed multiple software applications, as well as firmware for various electronic products. At the same time, the company’s research in the field of security and protection against illegal software copying led to the development of the innovative CD-ROM locking method, LaserLock™.

In 1999, the company was awarded the Gold European Technology Prize for LaserLock™; in May of 2001, the company was listed on the Athens Stock Exchange.

After the release of the first voice recognition and artificial intelligence application in 2004, in 2006 MLS launched in the Greek market the innovative MLS Destinator Talk&Drive™, a GPS device that combines navigation and voice recognition. At the same time, the company extended its operations abroad and began exporting to Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Chile, Morocco and Cyprus.

In 2010, the company developed interactive classroom boards and won a contract from the Greek State to supply them to public schools throughout the Greek territory.

2012 was a milestone for the company, since it saw the launch of its first mobile phone, the MLS IQTalk, the first Greek Android smartphone that incorporates voice recognition and artificial intelligence technologies.

The company continued to keep up with technological developments and to utilize its knowhow; in 2013 it marketed its first tablet to the public, and in 2015 it launched the first integrated Android smart TV with incorporated MAIC (MLS Artificial Intelligence Center). This marked the company’s entry into a new market, within the framework of its policy of broadening its product range in order to meet more consumer needs in the home entertainment segment.

ΜAIC is one of the most important innovations in MLS history, and it is now incorporated into all of the company’s tablets and smartphones. MAIC represents a spectacular development in the tablet or smartphone user experience that interacts with its owner. With a simple voice command from the user, MAIC makes calls, sends text messages and emails, searches the web and YouTube; locates, calls and navigates to open pharmacies, hospitals, banks, and gas stations; notifies about nearby parking facilities, traffic, and weather reports; and translates words or phrases from Greek to English and vice-versa.

In December of 2016, MLS launched and released in the market its new innovative smartphone series, MLS Easy, addressed to the large number of users who still use 2G technology phones and making it easier for them to get access to internet services on their phones. At the same time, also in 2016, the company created MLS Magic, an innovative product that belongs in the hybrid device category (laptop + tablet) and runs on two operating systems (Android and Windows), giving users the option of using one device for both work and play.

In 2017, the company released MLS Safe™, a pioneering development in the privacy and personal data security segment.

The company is listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 2001 and participates in the Athens Stock Exchange General Index (ASE General Index – ASE:IND), in the Mid Cap Index (FTSE/ATHEX Mid Cap), and in the Tech Index (FTSE/ATHEX Tech).

 

The Halkidiki Hotel Association was founded in 1982. It is a non-profitable professional association that has its central offices in Polygyros in Halkidiki, a branch in Thessaloniki and its members are hotels that belong to the Prefecture of Halkidiki.

Today, it represents 40-45% of the hotels of the region and 75% of the hotel beds. This potential allows us to play a vital role in the development of tourism in Halkidiki and, generally, in North Greece.

Our actions prove that we undertook this role with great responsibility and seriousness. The activities that we have developed until today made us one of the most dynamic professional carriers in the country.

The Halkidiki Hotel Association, for several years, achieved to go further than the conventional activities of a professional association that is mostly interested in promoting the professional interests of its members. It undertakes higher activities and initiatives and cooperates with the local and other authorities that have an important and determinative role in the development of tourism in the region.