π-ΝΕΤ, with its full legal name “P-ΝΕΤ New Generation Emerging Networks & Verticals” is a private company, incorporated in December 2021 as a Competence Center in the Region of Western Greece in the framework of the GSRI Action «COMPETENCE CENTERS». The Action is co-financed by the European Union and Greece (EU European Regional Development Fund and EPAnEK Operational Program Competitiveness – Entrepreneurship – Innovation 2014-2020). It is implemented through the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI).
π-NET has 22 shareholders representing large and established companies, SMEs, public and private higher and lifelong education institutions, research organizations, consulting, and entrepreneurship support companies.
Based on the strong partnership between academia, business, and society, we aim to become a top international research and innovation center for 5G networks and beyond. We provide 5G technological solutions to companies to promote and support innovation and entrepreneurship and our focus is on strengthening vertical value chains and their sustainability.
Our services are centered around 5G Technology and beyond, and include:
1. Operation of state-of-the-art lab infrastructure and experimental facilities which allow for “testing before investing” experimentation, demonstration, and conformance assessment purposes.
2. Research and innovation.
3. Technological solutions and services to Verticals.
4. Upskilling and re-skilling training as well as awareness-raising initiatives on digital transformation, green transition, management, entrepreneurship, and innovation.
5. Consulting services.
π-ΝΕΤ΄s team is made up of a dynamic group of experienced and reputable Professors, Researchers, and Business Consultants. Together with our shareholders, we strive to ensure that the planned valorization of the Center’s competences, infrastructure, and facilities will be used as a blueprint for the creation of similar 5G islands for experimentation and support of verticals throughout Greece, enabling interconnection and strong collaboration among research teams.