GRNET S.A. – National Infrastructures for Research and Technology, operating since 1998, is one of the largest public sector technology companies in Greece. Since August 2019 operates under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Governance.
GRNET provides networking, cloud computing, HPC, data management services and e-Infrastructures and services to academic and research institutions, to educational bodies at all levels, and to all agencies of the public sector.
GRNET holds a key role as the coordinator of all e-infrastructures in Education and Research. With more than twenty years of specialized experience, GRNET advises the Ministry of Digital Governance on issues relating to the design of advanced information systems, e-Infrastructures and services. GRNET contributes to the country’s Digital Transformation via in-depth analysis, technological studies, standard solutions and specialized know-how, serving hundreds of thousands of users on a daily basis in the strategic fields of Public Administration, Education, Research, Health and Culture.
It is responsible for promoting and disseminating network and computing technologies and applications, as well as for promoting and implementing Greece’s Digital Transformation goals and policy. GRNET leverages the national educational and research activity, striving towards the development of applied and technological research in the fields of telecommunication networks and computing services.
It designs, develops and maintains advanced computer & networking infrastructures and services, data centers, a nation-wide fiber optic network and a high-performance computer system (HPC-ARIS). Key current initiative highlights include the operation of the National Competence Center for HPC (EuroCC@Greece) and the operation, development and promotion of the National Academy of Digital Skills.
GRNET also coordinates and participates in Open Science projects, and is involved in the formulation of the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy. Also, it is the Euro QCI (Quantum Communication Infrastructure) national representative.
GRNET develops synergies with other agencies which provide digital services in the Greek public sector, by sharing best practices and know-how on advanced information systems. It provides international interconnection through the pan-European GÉANT network, and is the National Research and Education Network (NREN).
It manages the Greek Internet Exchange (GR-IX), the national infrastructure that interconnects the most important internet companies activating in Greece (e.g. internet service providers, cloud, hosting, VoIP, etc.).