Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT)

The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) is part of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), which is a legal, non-profit entity, organized under private law, founded in March 2000, under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT), of the Greek Ministry of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructures, Transport and Networks.

HIT’s mission is to provide Transport research and to support policy- and decision-making in land, maritime, air and intermodal transport operations, organisation, planning, standardisation, economic analysis, management, mode technology and impact thereof. HIT collaborates with established Transport institutions abroad and represents Greece in relevant scientific fora. HIT’s activities include basic and applied research projects, specialized studies, formulations and proposals of standards and model processes within its relevant fields, implementation and maintenance of databases, organisation of advanced professional development programs and trainings for specific user groups and promotion of bilateral and multilateral partnerships with similar research institutes and organisations in Greece and abroad.

Team presentation

Dr. Georgia Aifantopoulou, Head of Department B of CERTH/HIT is specializing on transport operations management and design, as well as on operations research applications in transport. She has participated either as coordinator or as technical manager in more than 30 EU research projects.

Dr. Eliza Gagatsi, is a Civil Engineer, MSc and PhD Transport Engineer. She is currently working at the Hellenic Institute of Transport as head of the Freight Transport and Logistics Laboratory. She has participated and managed many national and European projects in maritime transport emphasizing on policy, freight and passenger transportation issues, safety and security, trade and competitiveness related issues and published several scientific papers.

Dr. Josep Maria Salanova Grau is a researcher at CERTH/HIT. He has participated in various EU research projects in the field of transport, as well as in numerous national and EU transport studies. He was involved in the FREILOT project where he contributed to the evaluation work package. His main interests lie in dynamic transport networks design, systems modelling, optimization and control.