EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. is a unique and pioneering Research Infrastructure that aims to fill a significant existing research gap in the fields of Shipping, Supply Chain and Transport in Greece. It combines the collection and processing of data (with the aim of protecting privacy and copyright), the development of innovative models and programming techniques, the development of useful applications, secure and user-friendly, and finally the development of digital observatories aimed at support for public and private stakeholders (businesses, public bodies, research organizations, etc.). In this way, the vision of EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. is to become a center of excellence that will promote and support research in its scientific fields. The objectives of EN.I.R.I.S.S.T. are:
- Develop an intelligent research and business platform to support key economic activities and small and medium-sized enterprises active in the areas of research infrastructure interest.
- Collect, process and provide researchers and users with information & tools on national & international passenger & freight transport including sea, air, inland and intermodal transport.
- Support stakeholders in original research, investment plans and policies (academic community, researchers, infrastructure operators, private & public companies, policy makers)
- To create a multi-dimensional institution of economic & research development for Greece, by creating new & enhancing existing networks that will ensure the flow of knowledge & information