Operational Programme for Research and Technology (1995 - 2000)

Programme details

EPET II

Operational Programme for Research and Technology (1995 - 2000)
Επιχειρησιακό Πρόγραμμα Έρευνας και Τεχνολογίας (1995 - 2000)
Greece
 
Programme type: Funding programme
Origin: National (Greece)
Duration: 1995 - 2000
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Background & policy context: 

GSRT successfully implemented the second Operational Programme for Research and Technology (EPET II), thus helping to direct research towards areas of popular concern, including: health, environment, nutrition, education, communications, advanced technologies, transport, informatics and culture. EPET II has been the driving force behind the improvement of the country's research and technological infrastructure and the development of significant research projects.

Strategic Objectives: 

The programme aimed at focusing research and technological activities on productive areas of high economic interest for the national economy.
The main objectives of the programme were the development of the following activities:
- Co-operation between research centres and industry
- Support actions in the areas of transportation, agriculture, biotechnology and economic development
- Aid economic and social development to regions that lagging behind
- Apply research
- Promote the transfer technology
- Support and restructure research facilities and programmes

Programme organisation: 

EPET II has been the driving force behind the improvement of the country's research and technological infrastructure and the development of significant research projects. The programme comprised five sub-programmes which are briefly described below:

Sub-programme I - 'Enhancement of R&T activities'
Sub-programme II - 'Industrial research, technology transfer - Innovation'
Sub-programme III - Support and restructuring of research facilities and programmes
Sub-programme IV - 'Human resources'
Sub-programme V - 'Administration EPET II'

The areas of transportation were covered mainly by the first sub-programme.

Leading Institutions:

Research agency

Ministry of Development - GSRT: General Secretariat for Research and Development
Type of funding: 
Public (national/regional/local)
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

The public funding spend over five years on the above mentioned projects amounts to approximately EUR 1.6 million

Participating countries: 
Greece
Total number of projects: 

5 projets related to transport sector

Projects covered: 

- Freight vehicles characteristics and their effects on the National Network of the Country
- Malfunction Diagnosis and Precautionary maintenance for railway infrastructure
- Information System for Meditative analysis of Electric Railway's malfunctions
- Development and Pilot Application for road safety improvement by using drive simulator
- Road transport decision support tool for Hazardous Materials Logistics

Project Profiles:
  1. Implementation study for the development of road safety improvement programme by use of a driving simulator
Contact Name: 
Ms Olga Stergiou
Contact Email: 
Organisation: 
General Secretariat for Research and Development - Planning Directorate
Address: 
14 - 18 Mesogeion Av
Zipcode: 
GR-115 10
City: 
Athens
Contact country: 
Greece
Telephone: 
+30 210 6911122 / +30 210 7752222