Research Programs

Research and development activities list Years 2000-2013


Internally funded projects (Piraeus University of Applied Sciences & affiliated Center for Technological Research)

EU/ESF and Greek National Funds co-funded projects


Participation in International Mobility and Exchange programmes



Research and Development Activities, period 2014-2020



Research Project "ETexWeld: Welding of E-Textiles for Interactive Clothing", E.C. HORIZON 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)-2014.

  • This project is based on the combination of welding, textiles, electronics and informatics technologies and aims to develop novel e-textile structures including transmission lines, sensors, actuators, microprocessors, personalised algorithms, on-body computing and user feedbacks in order to make a breakthrough towards development of interactive clothing.


  • Funding: E.C. HORIZON 2020-E.U.1.3.3
  • Budget Total: 913,500 € (max) / PUAS: 112,500 € (max)
  • Duration: 1/1/2015 – 31/12/2018 (48 months)
  • Coordinator: Istanbul Technical University, Turkey.
  • Partners:
  1. Technological Education Institute of Piraeus (PUAS), Hellas
  2. ENSAIT, France
  3. ITC, China
  4. ALPINA, Slovenia
  5. INLAS, Slovenia
  6. KIVANC, Turkey.




Research Project "TRILLION: TRusted, CItizen-LEA coILaboratIon over sOcial Networks", E.C. HORIZON 2020, FCT-14-2014.

  • TRILLION proposes an open, flexible, secure and resilient socio-technical platform to foster effective collaboration of citizens and law enforcement officers. Using the TRILLION platform citizens will be able to report crimes, suspicious behaviour and incidents, identify hazards and assist law enforcement agents through active participation for achieving better urban security management. On the other hand, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) will be able to detect incidents in a more efficient, content and context aware manner, locate onsite citizens, other LEA representatives and first responders communicate with them, request more information and assign them specific actions to address on-going incidents.


  • Funding: E.C. HORIZON 2020-FCT-14-2014
  • Budget Total: 4,263,408 € / PUAS: 280,500 €
  • Duration: 1/19/2015 – 31/8/2018 (36 months)
  • Coordinator: Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy.
  • Partners:
  1. Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy
  2. Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (PUAS), Hellas
  3. Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas
  4. ATOS, Spain
  5. INOV Inesc Inovação - Instituto de Novas Tecnologias, Portugal
  6. Mid Sweden University, Sweden
  7. University of Greenwich, U.K.
  8. XLAB, Slovenia
  9. Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, U.K.
  10. Dutch Institute for Technology, Safety & Security, The Netherlands
  11. Leece Municipality, Italy
  12. Ministério da Justiça – Polícia Judiciária, Portugal


  • Project Scientific Coordinator & Project Leader for PUAS: Assoc. Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis, Department of Electronics Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (former T.E.I. of Piraeus).
  • Project website:




Research Project "STORM: Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through Technical and Organisational Resources Management”, E.C. HORIZON 2020, DRS-11-2015, no 700191.

  • STORM plans to introduce an integrated framework and a platform providing tools and services both at macro level to give a global view of the entire value chain and at specific level to promote the improvement of specific processes for protection and prevention. A novelty of STORM is to promote both views in the same framework; STORM will allow users to address each single issue within a simple process supported by the related technology. The STORM integrated framework will manage those modules to give a view that can be drilled down to give stakeholders the possibility to improve it. To support this, STORM will introduce a system to identify existing processes adding critical relationship management automation to improve the process itself. STORM aims to provide critical decision making tools to all European Cultural Heritage stakeholders affected by climate change and natural hazards. This will be a new innovative capability to improve existing processes related to three identified areas: Prevention, Intervention and Policies, planning and processes.


  • Funding: E.C. HORIZON 2020 – FCT-14-2014
  • Budget Total: 7,297,875 € / PUAS: 480,000 €
  • Duration: 1/5/2016 – 30/4/2019(36 months)
  • Coordinator: Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy.
  • Partners:
  1. Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy
  2. INOV Inesc Inovação - Instituto de Novas Tecnologias, Portugal
  3. Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas
  4. Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (PUAS), Hellas
  5. Resiltech, Italy
  6. Soprintendenza Speciale Per il Colosseo il Museo Nazionale Romano e l’area Archaeologica di Roma, Italy
  7. Università della Tuscia, Italy
  8. Kpeople ltd, U.K.
  9. University of Stuttgart, Germany
  10. Corpo Nazionale Vigili del Fuoco, Italy
  11. Mellor Heritage Trust, U.K.
  12. Sparta Technologies, UAE
  13. Salford University (Archaeology, Climatology), U.K.
  14. Nova Conservacao, Portugal
  15. Troiaresort – Investimentos Turísticos S.A., Portugal
  16. Portuguese General Direction of Cultural Heritage, Portugal
  17. Município de Grândola – Serviço Municipal de Proteção Civil, Portugal
  18. Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Austria
  19. Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno, Hellenic Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs, Hellas
  20. Bogazici University, Turkey
  • Project Leader for PUAS: Assoc. Prof. Charalampos Patrikakis, Department of Electronics Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (former T.E.I. of Piraeus).





Research Project "CT-AudioLink: Improving aural cultural links between different lingual communities in Thrace", E.C. EEA FM 2009-2014.


  • CT-AudioLink objective is to develop cross-communal communication links and provide a common platform, in the form of a web-site and smartphone application, for important elements of oral and written traditions of the (three) main communities coexisting in Thrace (as defined by their corresponding linguistic features). The research focuses on the common acoustic aspects of the traditions and will allow cross-cultural aural presentation, reference and access to important artifacts of the corresponding communities as manifested by their traditions in songs, lullabies, fairy tales and ceremonial chants, wedding songs, etc. As a consequence of the proposed project plan, significant cultural elements of these different linguistic traditions will become easily accessible and hence directly communicated, improving the understanding among these communities and thus ultimately social cohesion.
  • Funding: E.C. EEA FM 2009-2014 (European Economic Area Financial Mechanism), Priority sector “Diversity, inequalities and social inclusion”, Programme Area: GR07 – Academic Research, through greek General Secretariat for Research and Development.
  • Budget Total: 200,000 € / PUAS: 66,000 €
  • Duration: 25/8/2015 – 24/8/2016 (12 months)
  • Coordinator: University of Patras, Hellas.
  • Partners:
  1. Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (PUAS), Hellas
  2. Democritus University of Thrace, Hellas.
  • Project Leader for PUAS: Assoc. Prof. Stelios Potirakis, Department of Electronics Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (former T.E.I. of Piraeus).
  • Project webpage:



Research Project "BriteGreen: Energy Autonomous Smart Greenhouse”, NSRF 2007-2013, O.P. «Competitiveness», COOPERATION-2011 - Action Ι: Small and medium size cooperation actions.

  • The project aims at developing the world’s first energy-budget positive all glass Greenhouse using Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC) technology for its glass shell. The BriteGreen structure will produce energy (from the sun) exceeding the amount needed for the operation of the Greenhouse and it will supply this energy to the grid. Additional benefits on the plant growth from the use of DSSC glass will also be investigated: the colored lighting resulting from the DSSC glass filtering has been found to repel certain insect populations that affect the yield of the crops planted in a Greenhouse. Moreover, a novel monitoring and operating system will be designed and employed, consisting of a number of wireless smart sensors such as temperature, pressure, light, substrate moisture and conductivity, air humidity, nutrient solution PH, actuators and intelligent nodes, in order to achieve optimal conditions and use of the energy produced as well as water and fertilizers. The ultimate project goal is to lower drastically the overall Greenhouse operating cost while increasing the crop yield which results to lower cost for the food/flowers produced and significantly lower environmental impact due to a negative total CO2 footprint for operating the Greenhouse constructed with our technology. The Piraeus University of Applied Sciences contribution focus is on the monitoringandoperating platform, as well asthe integrationof the innovative modules into a functionalprototype
  • FundingC. – European Social Fund & greek Ministry of Development, NSRF 2007-13, O.P. «Competitiveness».
  • Budget Total: 1.668.992,68 € / PUAS: 97,750.00 €.
  • Duration: 15/10/2013 – 30/10/2015 (25 months)
  • Coordinator: ECOSUN Ltd., Hellas
  • Partners:
  1. Brite Hellas S.A.,
  2. ΒLUEdev S.A. (now Meazon S.A.),
  3. Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT), FORTH-Hellas
  4. Technological Education Institute of Western Greece, Department of Electrical Engineering, Photovoltaic Systems Lab,
  5. Agriculture Economics and Policy Research Institute (AGRERI), Hellenic Agricultural Organisation – DEMETER, North Greece sector
  6. Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (PUAS), Hellas


  • Project Leader for PUAS: Assist. Prof. Nicolas-Alexander Tatlas, Department of Electronics Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (former T.E.I. of Piraeus).
  • Project Website:





Research Project "SAVELEC: Safe control of non cooperative vehicles through electromagnetic means”, E.C. FP7-SECURITY-2011.1.4-2.

  • The SAVELEC project aims to provide a solution for the external, safe control of a non cooperative vehicle without any consequences on the persons inside the vehicle or other persons and objects nearby. The proposed solution is based on the use of electromagnetic means, electromagnetic pulses (EMP) and high power microwaves (HPM), in order to disrupt the proper behaviour of the electronic components inside the vehicle, which will lead it to slow down and stop.

The SAVELEC approach is based on the premise of obtaining an optimized solution in terms of field strength. In this sense, electromagnetic compatibility experiments on key components of cars will be performed in order to evaluate the effect of different types of signals. The consequences of human exposure to the signals chosen will be evaluated in the context of European legislation in order to ensure safety of persons inside the vehicle and in the environment as well as of the user of the technology.

The effect in explosive atmospheres regarding exposure to this kind of signal is also within the scope of SAVELEC. A simulated environment will be used for assessing the human driver reactions in different scenarios and driving conditions once the car enters the abnormal behaviour mode as a consequence of the influence of the electromagnetic signal. Legal studies on the use of this technology by the European Security Forces will be carried out and a regulatory framework will be proposed and promoted. Special attention will be paid to the measures needed for assuring a controlled and secure use of this kind of device.


  • Funding: C. FP7-SECURITY-2011.
  • Budget Total: 4,279,995.56 € / PUAS.: 806,668.00 €.
  • Duration: 1/1/2012 – 30/6/2016 (54 months)
  • Coordinator: Institute of the Technological Applications through Advanced Communications (ITACA), Spain (2014-2016: IMST Gmbh, Germany)
  • Partners:
  1. Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  2. Deutsches Zentrum Fuer Luft-und raumfahrt EV, Germany
  3. MBDA France S.A, France
  4. IMST Gmbh, Germany
  5. Technological Education Institute of Piraeus (PUAS), Hellas
  6. BCB Informática y Control S.L, Spain
  7. Statens Vag-Och Transportforskningsinstitut, Sweden
  8. Otoo-Vov-Guericke-Universitat Magdeburg, Germany
  9. Akadémia ozbrojených síl gen. M.R. Štefánika, Slovak Republic
  10. Hellenic Aerospace Industry S.A., Hellas


  • Project Leader for PUAS: Prof. Stelios Savaidis, Department of Electronics Engineering, Piraeus University of Applied Sciences (former T.E.I. of Piraeus).
  • Project Website:


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