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One of the biggest Greek research institutions, FORTH (Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas), has developed patents and technologies that found their way to global business giants such as Apple, while success stories, such as the listing of Advent Technologies -a FORTH spinoff- on Nasdaq with a stock market value of over 700 million dollars, push Greeks who now excel at prestigious Universities abroad to compete for a position as a researcher in Greece.

FORTH President and Professor of Medicine at the University of Crete, Nektarios Tavernarakis refers to the global success of research produced at FORTH, as well as how this high quality research and the important steps have been taken in order to simplify the procedures have created a trend of “brain gain” as Greek researchers working abroad are returning to Greece.


Read the full interview in English here


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