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European Digital Innovation Hubs Network


Hub information

EDIH Title

Smart Attica DIH, the Attica region - Greek Innovation hub for Artificial Intelligence in Energy and Environment, Supply chain and mobility, Culture and Tourism

Geographical scope



Smart Attica aims to constitute the reference AI EDIH of Greece and increase the digital maturity of Greek businesses and local authorities through increased AI uptake. Its thematic focus lies upon 3 financial activity sectors which are critical for the targeted Attica region and the Greek economy. These sectors, Energy and Environment, Supply chain and mobility, as well as Culture and Tourism, are also aligned to establish international and national actions for green, sustainable, inclusive digital growth. The Hub is based on existing clusters and EU-wide initiatives, making it a valuable policy-support instrument towards key EU directions.

Smart Attica mobilises powerful infrastructures and facilities, from 5G to HPC to the entire Demokritos smart campus, where solutions of all sectors can be deployed, tested and analysed. Smart Attica services (test-before-invest, upskilling, networking and investment support) will seamlessly integrate with the Εnterprise Εurope Νetwork and local business networks. They will also build upon the world-level Hub’s expertise on AI, supported by the HPC & Cybersecurity partnership knowhow, but also horizontally integrate the human-centric, ethics-by-design EU AI vision, and infuse resilience and sustainability considerations across service provision.

Smart Attica will mobilize an inclusive, collaborative innovation ecosystem bootstrapped through its unique arsenal of 17 partners, which constitute major stakeholders in Greece & EU in AI and bring significant additional knowhow in domains such as HPC, Cybersecurity, advanced digital skills, and domain knowledge across all thematic focus areas. This expertise and the varying roles of the partners guarantees the empowerment of the beneficiaries, offering a full range of services coming from research and academia, private sector entrepreneurship, banking and financing, technology transfer, accelerators, public sector and local society representatives, social change catalyst, national infrastructures.

Coordinator information

Contractual contact information

Vangelis Karkaletsis
+30 2106503153

Operational contact information

Periklis Terlixidis
+30 2106503465

Coordinator address

Neapoleos 27 & End of Patriarchou Grigoriou E
15341 Agia Paraskevi

Coordinator Business name

NCSR Demokritos

Coordinator Legal name

Coordinator department

ahedd Digital Innovation Hub, Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications

Market and services


Artificial Intelligence & Decision support
High performance computing


Cultural and creative economy
Retail, wholesale or distribution
Transport & Mobility
Travel and tourism


SME support
Ecosystem building
Innovation management
Field trial
Public sector innovation
Sme Business Development
Technological innovation


Contact Name Role Country Address Business Name Legal Name Participant Type Website
- Partner Greece Eolou street 86, 10232 Athens, Greece National Bank of Greece - NBG PRC - Private Sector
- Partner Greece Evrystheos 2, 118 54 Athens, Greece Found.ation PRC - Private Sector
- Partner Greece Artemidos 6 kai epidavrou, 151 25 Maroussi, Greece Athena Research Centre REC - Research Organisation
- Partner Greece Kefallinias street 46, 11251 Athens, Greece Athens University of Economics and Business - AUEB-Research Center HES - Higher Education Institution
- Partner Greece Patission str. 42, 10682 Athens, Greece Institute of Communication and Computer Systems - ICCS REC - Research Organisation
- Partner Greece Xenophontos str. 5, 105 57 Athens, Greece Hellenic Federation of Enterprises - SEV | STEGI OTH - Other
- Partner Greece Christou lada str 6, 10561 Athens, Greece National and Kapodistrian University of Athens - NKUA HES - Higher Education Institution
- Partner Greece Leoforos kifisias 7, 11523 Athens, Greece National Infrastructures for Research and Technology - GRNET PUB - Public bodies
- Partner Greece Heroon polytechniou 9 zographou campus, 157 80 Athens, Greece National Technical University of Athens - NTUA HES- Higher education institution
- Partner Greece Vas. konstantinou avenue 48, 116 35 Athens, Greece National Documentation Centre - EKT REC - Research organisation
- Partner Greece Karagiorgi servias stR. 4, 105 62 Athens, Greece Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations - Growthfund PUB - Public bodies
- Partner Greece Odos galaxia & evridamandos 2, 11745 Athens, Greece Onassis Foundation PRC - Private sector
- Partner Greece Stadiou 24, 10564 Athens, Greece Hellenic Chamber of Hotels - HCH PUB - Public bodies
- Partner Greece Xenofontos 7, 105 57 Athens, Greece Athens Development & Destination Management Agency - ADDMA PRC - Private sector
- Associated Greece Syngrou avenue 15 - 17, 11743 Athens, Greece Regional Development Fund of Attica - RDFA PRC - Private sector
- Associated Greece Agiou dimitriou str. 4, 105 54 Athens, Greece UniFund PRC - Private sector