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The Municipality of Chania handles issues related to the life of its inhabitants and improves the life quality by constantly upgrading the basic infrastructures. 
The Technical University of Crete is one of the leading institutions in Greece in conducting basic and applied research.
The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) was founded in 1983. It is one of the largest research centers in Greece with well-organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research institution worldwide.  
DEDISA is the Greek acronym (D.E.DI.S.A.) for the Inter-municipal Company for Solid Waste Management (in Chania Prefecture).

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MUNICIPALITY OF CHANIA - DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL POLICY

MUNICIPALITY OF CHANIA - DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL POLICY

 

The Municipality of Chania handles issues related to the life of its inhabitants and improves the life quality by constantly upgrading the basic infrastructures. The goals of the Municipality of Chania are being implemented by several departments such as Social Policy and Care, Waste Disposal, Water Supply, Culture etc. 

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DEDISA S.A.

DEDISA S.A.

DEDISA is the Greek acronym (D.E.DI.S.A.) for the Inter-municipal Company for Solid Waste Management (in Chania Prefecture). It is the only legal authority responsible for the treatment of municipal solid waste in the Prefecture of Chania, located at the most west end of the island of Crete. The prefecture covers an area of 2.376 km2, and has a population of 156.585 inhabitants (2011). DEDISA is a non-profit organization of public interest and an Inter-municipal authority. The main  shareholders of DEDISA SA, are the municipalities  of the Region of Chania.

DEDISA is the Greek acronym (D.E.DI.S.A.) for the Inter-municipal Company for Solid Waste Management (in Chania Prefecture). It is the only legal authority responsible for the treatment of municipal solid waste in the Prefecture of Chania, located at the most west end of the island of Crete. The prefecture covers an area of 2.376 km2, and has a population of 156.585 inhabitants (2011). DEDISA is a non-profit organization of public interest and an Inter-municipal authority. The main  shareholders of DEDISA SA, are the municipalities  of the Region of Chania.

It was funded in 1994 from the collaboration of 13 out of the 23 former municipalities (since 2010 the former 23 municipalities have been redistributed to 7 new municipalities) of the region of Chania. As a inter-municipal company, it is based on the philosophy that solid waste management is not limited to the boundaries of municipalities or communities, but concerns over large areas and the wider society.

In 1996 the company gradually introduced recycling in the city of Chania, with paper collection. The collection network was spread to further regions of the prefecture successfully adapting new materials like plastic and metal collectables. On February 2005 a major step was held with the operation of the Mechanical recycling and composting facility (Technology: Mechanical and Biological Treatment, Composting enriched organic) in the Korakia area that launched Chania as a pioneer in solid waste management in Greece. The number of permanent personnel of DEDISA is approximately 152 permanent Employees with 10% scientific personnel and 130 non-permanent employees. The Solid Waste Recycling & Composting Plant and the Landfill of Chania were constructed from the Prefectural Administration of Chania. The initial commencement of tasks was in May 2002 while Plant’s operation started in February 2005 with a project budget of 30 million Euros - it was funded by 75% from the EU Cohesion Fund II and by 25% from the Prefectural Administration of Chania. Since then, it is operated and managed by the Inter-municipal Company of Solid Waste Management of Chania (DEDISA S.A. OTA). In 2016 took place the modernization of the plant  with the installation of ballistic and optical separators, with a budget about 6.000.000 €. It treats five lines of solid waste recovering the recyclable and reusable materials, reefing, compressing, bailing and shipping them to the industry. It is the first facility in Greece that has managed the recovery of the organic fraction of the MSW by mixing and composting it with green waste, to produce compost  to the market. Also, the last three years has installed brown bins for the collection of biowastes (only large producers etc hotels), which it processes for compost production. 
DEDISA commits to provide local community awareness on Reuse, Reduce and Recycle.

DEDISA S.A.
TSOUPAKIS MICHAIL
PRESIDENT
E' GRIGORIOU 50
73135 CHANIA
TEL: +302821091888
email:mtsoupakis@chania.gr, dedisa@dedisa.gr

DEDISA S.A.
KOUTRAKIS IOANNIS
MANAGING DIRECTOR
E' GRIGORIOU 50
73135 CHANIA
TEL: +302821091888
email:ikoutrakis@chania.gr, dedisa@dedisa.gr

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Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH)

 

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY-HELLAS

ORGANISATION: FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY- HELLAS 
ADDRESS: NIKOLAOU PLASTIRA 100, VASSILIKA VOUTON, HERAKLION, CRETE, GR 70013 GREECE
INFORMATION: CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION SECRETARIAT
TELEPHONE: +30 2810 391500-2
FAX : +30 2810 391555
E-MAIL: central@admin.forth.gr
WEB SITE: www.forth.gr


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The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) was founded in 1983. It is one of the largest research centers in Greece with well-organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research institution worldwide.  
FORTH conducts specialized scientific research in strategic high-added value sectors, focusing on interdisciplinary research and development (R&D) activities in areas of major scientific, societal and economic interest, such as: Lasers and Photonics, Microelectronics, Advanced Materials/Nanotechnology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Precision Medicine, Systems Biology, Robotics, Telecommunications, Applied and Computational Mathematics, Chemical Engineering Sciences, Energy, Environment, Humanand Social Sciences, Astrophysics and Astronomy. 

Create and maintain an environment that fosters
Learning, Research and Innovation
as pillars for Regional, National and European
socio – economic growth

The Foundation comprises 8 Research Institutes. Its headquarters and central administration are based in Heraklion, Crete.
FORTH Institutes:
In Heraklion
•    Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL)   
•    Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB)  
      o    Biomedical Research Division (in Ioannina)   
•    Institute of Computer Science (ICS)   
•    Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics (IACM)    
•    Institute of Astrophysics (IA)   
    
In Rethymnon
•    Institute for Mediterranean Studies (IMS)     

In Chania
•    Institute of Petroleum Research (IPR) 

In Patras
•    Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT)     


FORTH has also founded:

The Crete University Press (CUP)   
The Skinakas Observatory (in collaboration with the University of Crete)  
The PRAXI Network, a technology transfer Unit    
The Science and Technology Park of Crete (STEP-C)     

Scientific Publications and Citations  (2010-2019)

Publications: 4,927
Citations (without self citations): 87,150
h-index: 101
Average citations per item: 17.69
Citing articles (without self citations): 68,362


People (31-12-2019)

Members: 1,397
Permanent staff: 329
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Researchers: 104
Collaborating Faculty Members: 148
Fellowships/year (incl. postdoctoral): 549
Research associates, technical
and administrative personnel: 596

Distinctions

FORTH ranks 1st:
among the Research Centers in Greece, in all comparative evaluations conducted by international committees
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by the European Commission, among all Greek Research Centers and Universities
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in Nature’s INDEX of Research Institutions in Greece
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in the Ranking Web of Research Centers in Greece 
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••• 33 ERC Grants
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••• 150 Marie Curie Excellence Awards

For General info:
CHRISTIANA DIVINI
International and Public Relations Dpt
Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas
N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton 
70013 Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tel. 0030 2810 391540
Fax. 0030 2810 391542
divini@admin.forth.gr
pr@admin.forth.gr

For FORTH projects:

1. Laser in Cultural Heritage

Contact Person:
Dr. Paraskevi Pouli
Principal Application Scientist
Office Phone: +30 2810391870
Fax: +30 2810391318
Email: ppouli@iesl.forth.gr


2. Large-scale Data Linking and Integration

Contact Person:
Assoc. Prof. Yannis Tzitzikas (Univ. of Crete)
Email address: tzitzik@ics.forth.gr
Phone +30-2810391621
Fax +30-2810391638
Lab web page www.ics.forth.gr/isl (group: www.ics.forth.gr/isl/sar, centre: www.ics.forth.gr/isl/cci)
 

3. Characterization of Atmospheric Pollution Sources with Zeppelin Airship

Contact Persons: 
Prof. Spyros Pandis
Collaborating Faculty Member
Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras
tel : +30 2610969510  
Email: spyros@chemeng.upatras.gr

Prof. Athanasios Nenes
Affiliated Scientist
Laboratory of Atmospheric Processes and their Impacts, School of Architecture, Civil & Environmental Engineering 
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne 
Tel: +30 2610965343
e-mail: athanasios.nenes@epfl.ch

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Technical University of Crete (TUC)

Technical University of Crete (TUC)

The Technical University of Crete is one of the leading institutions in Greece in conducting basic and applied research.
The research and development projects, managed by the Research Committee, are funded by the European Union, 
the General Secretariat for Research and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Region of Crete, local administration organizations 
and many private businesses. 
A large number of TUC undergraduate and postgraduate students are employed in these projects; in this way, they benefit from the best possible 
training and they familiarize with conducting research.

Website: https://www.tuc.gr/index.php?id=4992

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Eleni Zervoudaki

Eleni Zervoudaki

Name: Eleni    
Surname: Zervoudaki
Job title: Vice mayor of Social Policy
Phone: 00302821341612
Email: ezervoudaki@chania.gr

Konstantinos-Alketas Oungrinis

Konstantinos-Alketas Oungrinis

Name: Konstantinos-Alketas
Surname: Oungrinis
Job title: Associate Professor
Phone: +30 2821037128
Email: kouggrinis@isc.tuc.gr
Skype: kostis.oungrinis