The Attica Hub for the Economy of Data and Devices “ahedd” is the Digital Innovation Hub operated by the National Centre for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (NCSR Demokritos) that aims to support businesses and organisations on their digital transformation journey.
ahedd is an ecosystem of research & corporate entities that have exceptional know-how in offering digital transformation & innovation solutions using Artificial Intelligence, Big Data and Internet of Things technologies as horizontal enablers.
ahedd acts as a one-stop shop for enterprises looking to enrich their competitive advantage portfolio and for public entities that need to improve their processes and services.
ahedd also offers business support through experimentation facilities for testing new technologies before investing, as well as through training, networking and acceleration services.
The metropolitan Attica region is the centre of economic activity in Greece, with 40% of the population of Greece residing (approx. 4 million people) and 50% of the national Gross Domestic Product (GDP) originating from activities in this area. However, the Digital Economy & Society Index (DESI) ranking is very low compared to other metropolitan areas in Europe.
NCSR Demokritos is the biggest public research centre in Greece and is leading cutting-edge R&D activities on Artificial Intelligence (AI).
ahedd has ties with more than 100 industrial stakeholders and is also supported by more than 40 companies hosted in NCSR Demokritos Technology Park “Lefkippos”.
ahedd is a member of the Big Data Value Association (BDVA) , the European federation of Data Driven Innovation Hubs (EUHUBS4DATA), DIHWorld community and actively participates in Digital SME Alliance Working Groups: Artificial Intelligence and Digitalisation.
ahedd is leading the “Smart Attica” EDIH candidate consortium focusing on the acceleration of the digital transformation of the Attica region and consisting of 17 strategic partners. ahedd is also participating in the EuroCC EU program ensuring that Greek enterprises maximize their benefit from using High Performance Computing services.
Infrastructures and services
NCSR Demokritos campus simulates a small-scale city-like infrastructure and is ideal for testing of innovative smart city applications. ahedd orchestrates its transformation to a 5G-enabled smart city testbed for experimentation.
ahedd partners have significant expertise in offering Artificial Intelligence, Big Data management and Internet of Things R&D solutions across multiple domains. Having experience in both science and business, ahedd experts cooperate in order to facilitate the technology transfer of ground-breaking research results, develop tailor-made and bespoke innovative solutions as products or services, provide guidance and consultation towards the application and evaluation of innovative technologies. ahedd
experts organise tailor-made executive training programs, workshops and seminars in order to enrich digital skills and build innovation clusters.
ahedd is recognised by BDVA as a GOLD i-space in terms of maturity and potential impact of its efforts towards data-driven innovation in Europe.