HELLENIC INSTITUTE OF TRANSPORTATION
The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) is part of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) which is a non-profit organization that directly reports to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), of the Greek Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs.
HIT's main objective is the conduct and support of applied research activities in the field of transportation in Greece, more specifically on issues relating to the organization, operation, planning and development of infrastructure, the standardization, economic analysis, management, vehicle technology and the impact assessment of land, maritime, air, and multimodal transport services. HIT's services also include the provision of training and education activities in related fields, the dissemination of research activities and the Representation of Greece in Transport Research and other relevant scientific fora abroad.
H.I.T.’s headquarters and main buildings are in Thessaloniki, located within the campus of CERTH in Thessaloniki Technology Park. The construction of the new offices of H.I.T. was concluded in 2009 comprising of 3 storeys and 2 underground laboratories and parking, fully equipped in order to cater its ever-growing requirements for staff and infrastructure. In 2017 CERTH/HIT decided to open a branch in Piraeus with emphasis on Maritime Transport Research; hosted at the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Energy in close collaboration with University of Piraeus and Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (Technological Education Institute of Piraeus).
Role in the project
The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) of the Center for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), Greece, will participate in the project having active role in teaching and laboratory responsibilities whereas will host students during their 14-day practice. Personnel from the HIT will participate in courses TS1.3 Automotive Energy Sources, TS1.9 Mechanical Drivetrains for EVs, TS1.10 EV Business Administration and Automotive Marketing, TS2.7 EVs and Smart Gridding, TS2.9 Life Cycle Assessment of EVs, TS2.10 Sustainable Transportation. They will be involved in all Intermediate Projects (TS1.12, TS2.12), in accordance to the expertise provided by the HIT personnel. Additionally, the HIT holds significant laboratories for electric vehicle measurements in its premises, which will be exploited for the educational purposes of the first teaching period. Electric vehicles, a series of charging stations and specialized measuring devices are among the equipment that will be used.