Centre for Research and Technology – Hellas (CERTH)- Bio-Economy and Agri-Technology (iBO)

Country: Greece

Coordinator, SE Rural Bioeconomy Platform Leader, leader of assessing the current rural Bioeconomy status, overall organiser of national capacity building workshops and policy guidelines for Bioeconomy growth, responsible for the development of the training material about food/agriculture and bioenergy

Contact person
Thanos Balafoutis


The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH) is the only research Centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country and it was founded in 2000. It is a legal entity governed by private law with non-profit status, supervised by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) of the Hellenic Republic.

CERTH participates in the project with the Institute for Bio-Economy and Agri-Technology (iBO). iBO focuses on the scientific field of agri-technology, the bioeconomy and the broader scientific area of bio-systems engineering under the integration of multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary specializations and research units. At the same time, iBO’s research priorities include rational environmental management and sustainability assessment of bio-production activities, and the optimisation of human interactions within these activities, all in the direction of adopting the principles of the circular economy.