Energy Competence Center

The National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and the Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (ICCS) establish the Energy Competence Center, a spinoff company of research institutions and businesses in Greece that aims to support and promote innovation, entrepreneurship and technical competencies among enterprises that are operating in the energy sector – a fundamental pillar of the Greek economy.



In particular, for the business sector

Towards technological
and digital transformation

The Energy Competence Center has set priorities focusing on the encouragement of transferring technological solutions and innovations in production processes, the orientation of companies to products and services of high added value, development of comparative advantages, the development of extrovert entrepreneurship and their further networking.

Additionally, an important goal is the training of companies’ staff for the acquisition of skills in industry with an emphasis on Industry 4.0.

The primary task of the Energy Competence Center is the promotion of innovation in domestic entrepreneurship, the exchange of knowledge and expertise, the development of networks and the collaboration between companies and other organizations with emphasis on the following subjects:



Centralised Power Generation in Post-Lignite Era:


Hybridization and modification of existing lignite-fired power plants for:

      • biomass and natural gas combustion,
      • Integration of anti-pollution and capturing technologies for CO2 storage and utilization,
      • cogeneration and tri-generation of heat, electricity and cold in centralized thermal power plants.


Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Projects:


      • Economic and social sustainability,
      • Sustainability of RES projects,
      • Solar energy,
      • Wind energy,
      • Biomass,
      • Hydroelectric energy,
      • Wave energy.


Decentralized energy production and saving:


Energy Production and Saving:

      • Waste heat recovery and technologies of cogeneration / tri-generation of heat, electricity and cold in industry,
      • zero-positive energy buildings and districts.

Energy Storage:

      • Chemical Energy Storage,
      • Electrical Energy Storage,
      • Electrochemical Energy Storage,
      • Mechanical Energy Storage,
      • Heat Storage.


Energy Storage:

      • Electric accumulators,
      • Pumped water reservoirs,
      • Hydrogen tanks,
      • etc.


Smart Cities and Communities, Sustainable Development, Environment:


      • Electromobility,
      • Sustainable Transportation,
      • Use of Sustainable Resources,
      • Water Resources Conservation,
      • Sewage Treatment,
      • RES-based desalination solutions.


Transmission and Energy Distribution Networks:


      • Electricity Transmission Networks,
      • Electricity Distribution Networks,
      • Gas and Liquid Fuel Transmission Networks – liquefied and non-liquefied natural gas, hydrogen, SNG, biogas,
      • Combined transmission networks,
      • Storage Stations,
      • Interconnected energy networks for electricity, gas and liquid fuels, heating and cooling.