HOPE-A members profiles
The Nanotechnology Lab LTFN (Lab for Thin Films - Nanobiomaterials - Nanosystems & Nanometrology), Aristotle University of Thessaloniki is an internationally acknowledged specialist in Organic Electronics (OEs), Thin Films and Nanomaterials Technology (vacuum, printing), Nanomedicine, Nanometrology, Real-time/In-line precision Metrology, Automation and Digital Manufacturing.
LTFN has established the Center of Organic & Printed Electronics - Hellas (COPE-H), for cutting-edge Research and Manufacturing of OE Devices for applications in Energy, Displays, Lighting, Electronics, Automotive, NanoBiomedicine, Smart Textiles and Wearables, IoT, Smart Food Packaging, Greenhouses, etc.
LTFN is a world-class excellence entity in various research fields, with a Lab space area of 2000 m2, including clean room facilities of 600 m2 and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, 10 Pilot Lines and several TestBed facilities, combined with strong activity in R&D Projects and dynamic collaborations with SMEs, industry and academia. LTFN is a Digital Innovation Hub, offering open access to interested entities (Academia, Research, SMEs, Industries), while serving as an One-Stop-Shop for SMEs for technology transfer, proof-of-concept and incubation.
The main research activities of the LTFN are focused on the following topics:
- Organic Electronics & Photonics
- Thin Films & Nanobiomaterials Technology
- Nanoengineering & Surface Engineering
- Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology
- Optical Technology & Nanometrology
- Digital Nanomanufacturing
- Computational & Modeling at Nanoscale
OET is a world leader in R2R manufacturing of Printed and Flexible Organic Electronics since integrates all processes and technologies (in line laser, metrology & quality control tools) into R2R Pilot and Production Printing lines (Inkjet, Slot die, Gravure, Screen Printing) with control in Automatic decision – making processes. OET is a provider of R2R full printed OPV products with unprecedented quality free of design.
Its core activities include large scale manufacturing and optimization of OPVs, OLEDs and printed RFIDs/NFC antennas, in-line laser processes, in-line metrology, Quality control platforms, encapsulation technologies, design & development of Inkjets and Lasers Systems for R2R printing lines.
OET through international projects and collaborations from Europe, USA, Japan and China integrates its full printed Organic Electronic prototypes & products in Energy, Lighting, Automotive, Buildings, Wearables, IoT and Smart Packaging applications.
COMPUCON is a Greek leading technology company with international presence in 62 countries and intensive export activities. COMPUCON develops leading technologies and innovative integrated applications including software and hardware solutions for specialized markets.
Due to the comprehension of the international market needs, the company has been successful in penetrating the technologically advanced markets of USA, Japan and Europe. The sales network is also expanded in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa.
Products and services of COMPUCON excel globally in innovation, quality and added value.
Founded in 1987 in Thessaloniki, Greece, it started as a software company serving the industrial embroidery sector. Skill and expertise soon turned it to a world leader in developingadvanced specialised software, electronic automations, as well as product and services for integrated telematic solutions.
The maturing of the international market during the years as well as the continuous technological development results in the need for better products and services. COMPUCON responds to the challenge with the commitment for continuous development and innovation in order to meet the expectations and fulfil the customers’ needs, providing them with integrated solutions, customised according to their special requirements.
COMPUCON products and services always form essential solutions to the needs of millions of satisfied customers in all over the world.
NANOTYPOS focuses in transferring novel ideas and prototype devices from a laboratory scale to a medium-to-high volume production extend keeping the production cost at moderate levels.
NANOTYPOS extensive know-how in nano-manufacturing together with state of the art facilities guarantees high-quality services and products. Using advanced lithography techniques, NANOTYPOS produces and commercializes security holograms, optical films, large area micro/nano structured surfaces and nano-enabled devices for a broad range of application.
The Advanced Polymers Hybrid Nanomaterials Research Laboratory focuses on the design and development of novel polymeric and hybrid materials for advanced applications in energy, health and environmental sectors. More specifically, we have long experience in the Synthesis and Characterization of complex Polymeric and Hybrid Materials for various applications e.g. organic photovoltaics and fuel cells, antifouling or biocidal polymers, responsive polymers and sensors.
KYKE HELLAS S.A. "Chemidyes" has been establised back in 1982 as one of the leading suppliers of dyes and chemicals in Greece and in the near by Balcna Countries.
Continuous growth and expantion of activities together with the addition of new highly qyalified experts in the dyes synthesis and textile production auxiliary fields have established KYKE HELLAS S.A. as one of the most versatile, innovative and cost effective companies providing total know how, solution to the textile, leather, paper and chemical auxiliary industries.
The company operates in 12000m2 privetly owned installations comprising of officies, laboratories, production and warehouse facilities situated in the industrial area of Thessaloniki very close to the international port.
The company is ISO 9002 accredited and applies very stringent quality control to all of its products.
LOUFAKIS CHEMICALS SA was established in 1987 with a vision of producing and distributing high quality chemical products providing after-sales services and excellent technical support. LOUFAKIS CHEMICALS development and progress presuppose the complete satisfaction of market needs. Therefore, provides:
- Fine chemicals
- Direct service
- Introduction of technological innovations
Micrel Medical Devices develops, manufactures and markets a full range of ambulatory infusion pumps, administration sets as well as patient infusion control and monitoring systems for hospital and home care applications.
With more than 30 years of experience in the ambulatory infusion systems market, Micrel provides therapy-specific solutions that make medication infusion simpler, better and safer.
Prisma Electronics provides technology-based solutions for businesses and organizations. Through its R&D and technical divisions Prisma Electronics designs, develops, and manufactures a wide array of IT, smart-grid and wireless-based systems, and integrated electronic components. Based in Northern Greece, Prisma Electronics is proud to offer commercial and custom solutions to its clients worldwide.
Agriculture, culture, shipping, ground transportation, defense, space and commerce all benefit from our product lines. Prisma Electronics maintains its production and management facilities in Alexandroupolis, Northeastern Greece. Activities in our branch office in Athens focus on Sales and R&D. The New York Office is responsible for Marketing and Sales operations in the US market.
IESL is a well-established internationally-recognized Research Institute, with personnel of ~200 members. IESL possesses research infrastructures of international standards and unique within Greece (lasers, micro/nano-electronics, polymers & soft matter, astrophysics). The Institute has achieved excellence in several research areas and has laid the grounds for a competitive presence in others.
Coatema is a leader in complete production-lines, pilot plants and laboratory equipment to meet the broad range of our customer's requirements for coating and laminating machines. With more than 100 complete plants installed world-wide, and many more individual units delivered, Coatema has a proven track record of providing full service solutions on time and in budget. Coatema coating and laminating machinery is used in such high tech areas as: composite materials, functional textiles, medical products, fuel cells, batteries, solar cells, flexible electronics and nanotechnologies.
BL Nanobiomed P.C. is a high tech company that applies nanomedicine technologies and strategies to deal with unmet medical needs.
BL Nanobiomed focuses on the development of novel nanotechnologies, manufacturing processes for the development of innovative drug eluting nano-systems, nanoparticles and nanoplatforms to advance the performance of implants, the implementation of nanoscale techniques for their thorough characterization and validation, the technology licensing and technology transfer.
MIRTEC S.A. - Materials Industrial Research and Technology Development Centre, is a technological Center, active in Applied Research, Technological Development, Certification and Quality Control in a wide range of materials and products.
The company was founded by the merge of three renowned Greek technological centers with over 25 years of experience: MIRTEC S.A. - CERECO S.Α. - CLOTEFI S.Α. while the new unified MIRTEC incorporates the certification activities and the laboratories of the Greek Standardisation Organisation (ELOT S.A.).
MIRTEC's mission is to support industry through leading edge technology and transfer knowledge to clients, thus improving their competitiveness and competence by adding value to their products.
MIRTEC is the only Hellenic Certification Body with own Laboratories for testing and analysis of materials and products;, this enables capabilities of offering integrated solutions to our clients.
The systematic collaboration and communication with high respected Technological Centres, Institutes, Universities and Industries give MIRTEC a strong competitive advantage.
MIRTEC S.A. operates under the supervision of the Greek Ministry of Development(General Secretariat for Industry) and is a company of public interest since main shareholder is the public sector along with several major Greek companies.
In 2017 A.Hatzopoulos S.A. accomplished a turnover of €69 million. The company employs 330 people and operates on a global level through a well-organized network, offering unparalleled customer support. Exports to over 30 countries account for 71% of total sales. A. Hatzopoulos S.A. endeavors to establish firm long-lasting bonds with clients, to offer flexible packaging solutions that meet and exceed their specific expectations. A. Hatzopoulos S.A. modus operandi consists of adopting a consultative approach, according to which the company strives to provide clients with integrated custom solutions, making use of technological expertise and unrivaled customer service.
KSA SUPERALLOYS ENG, is a high-tech company, founded at 2003 in Thessaloniki, Greece, to penetrate new markets and cover the Industry requirements in advanced materials, leading-edge technologies and special mechanical equipment.
The company's Engineers are specialized in developing new applications and products with super alloys, cemented carbides, ceramics and hard facing materials. Industrial areas:
- Geotechnical products/Excavations
- Metallurgy (Steel-Aluminum)
- Power Plants
- Pottery and brick industry
- Constructions/ Machining tools
- Medical tools
Axis Blueschild, was first established in 2010 in Düsseldorf, Germany and grew to a leading, international business group specializing in export development and internationalization of enterprises.
EXDESYS, is a powerful and unique export development tool, provides an accurate analysis of companies' export performance and is followed by a full exploration of companies' export effectiveness.
Axis Blueschild offer personalized export concepts that connect companies to the proper buyers and distributors in all major markets and provide all the necessary support companies to accomplish profitable and sustainable positioning goals.
PPC Renewables SA (PPCR), is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Public Power Corporation SA, Greece’s largest power generation company. The company encompasses a huge know-how on the field of renewables with experience in demo projects dating back to the early 80s, when the Department of Alternative Energy Forms was founded by the parent company PPC.
In 2006, PPCR inherited all Renewable Energy Source (RES) related activities (wind, small hydroelectric, solar and geothermal) from PPC, including all its technological innovation, know-how and expertise in the field of power generation.
The company owns 20 Wind Farms, 17 Small Hydro and 28 Photovoltaic Power Plants with a total installed capacity of 153 MW.
Today, the company generates revenues of the order of 30 m€ (15.4€ from wind, 14.4 m€ from small hydro and 0.7 m€ from PV power plants for 2016). The company is involved in all RES-related projects, currently realizing an ambitious expansion plan with new and repowering wind projects as well as Geothermal, Biomass and hybrid power plants in the pipeline. PPC Renewables generates electricity with no adverse impact on the environment with an overall pipeline of projects in different stages of development amounting more than 320 MW.
Over the last decade, the company was able to move at a rapid pace via flexible actions and compete directly with private producers, also forming joint ventures with private contractors and producers and gaining investment subsidies. Currently, PPCR employs 75 members of staff comprising a mixture of experienced personnel and highly skilled new engineers and scientists.
PPC Renewables is environmentally friendly and fully aligned with ecological standards, fulfilling all legal and ethical obligations for the protection and preservation of the natural environment. Simultaneously, the company contributes to the country’s economic growth through projects that improve the quality of life of local communities, all over Greece. Some of these endeavors, such as the Ikaria Hybrid Energy Project, place the company and the country at the forefront of innovation at a European level.
Depia Automations was founded by experienced automation engineers. The company specializes in solutions for Industrial, Energy and Building Automation.
The technical and scientific training of its members, along with their many years of experience have resulted in the formation of a creative team. The experienced and highly trained manpower possesses the knowledge of the technological environment, has a valid and timely information on developments and guarantees an in-depth analysis of business applications.
Always updated about the technological developments and relying on increasing know-how, Depia Automations puts foundations in infrastructure of the future by developing integrated solutions for the clients. Preserving meaningful contact with the field of new technologies, exploiting the full potential.
The continuous contact with the users of the facilities constructed and the products manufactured by Tsiolakis Construction, the knowledge of the needs and specificities of businesses and individuals, as well as the promotion of energy efficiency as a major goal of nowadays , gave birth to Techlumen.
Techlumen’s lighting technology is LED, offering excellent performance, low energy consumption and remarkable quality.
Using branded Bridgelux LED chips and drivers of Meanwell, highly designed heatsink and other parts, tested for months in labs, Techlumen aims at maximum quality at comparatively low cost.
Computational Materials Science Lab is part of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, of the University of Ioannina. The Lab currently comprises 3 professors, 2 technical staff and 4 graduate studentsand is located in the first floor of the Administration Building, in the Ioannina Campus.
HELLENIC PETROLEUM is a dynamic Group with solid foundations, holding a leading position in the Greek energy sector as well as in the greater area of Southeast Europe. Founded in 1998, and the group activities spanning across the energy value chain and presence in 6 countries.
HELLENIC PETROLEUM has a wide range of activities that among others includes Petrochemicals / Chemicals Production & Trading, Power Generation & Trading, Renewable Energy Sources (RES). Power generation and trading activities are carried out through Elpedison, a JV with EDISON, which owns and operates two CCGT plants in Greece, one 390MW plant in Thessaloniki and a 420MW plant in Thisvi, with a growing presence in the electricity supply business. Moreover, HELLENIC PETROLEUM entered the field of renewable energy sources with a portfolio of 26 MW in operation and over 300MW in various development stages (HELPE Renewable energy sources).
SHELTER is specialized in manufacturing and marketing various types of enclosures that accommodate sensitive telecommunication equipment (cellular telephony, TV/radio broadcast stations etc.), power generators and electromechanical equipment. The company is capable of providing turn-key solutions, if required. SHELTERS’ technical department has the capability of designing and developing new products using 3D designing software (Inventor Autodesk) of high quality level that fulfill customer’s requirements.