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MILTECH HELLAS S.A. is one of the Leading Hellenic companies in the defense sector specializing in designing and manufacturing high-quality, cost-effective electronic products for defense applications. Our fields of expertise include, inter alia: Aerospace Electronics
- Aero Structural Assemblies
- Cockpit Displays & Special Purpose On-Demand Military Applications
- Electrical Harnesses
- Electrical Power Distribution Boxes
- Electrical Power Converters
- Electronic products & PCB – Design, Production, and Maintenance
- Electro-Optics – Thermal Imaging and Surveillance Systems
Today, MILTECH HELLAS’s privately owned premises are located in the suburbs of Athens, with modern infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment. Since its establishment in 1997, the company emphasizes on highly qualified personnel for its superiority in products and services.
MILTECH HELLAS operations are monitored by the Quality Assurance & Management System to comply with the International Standards & Regulations. The company is certified according to ISO 9001:2015, EN 9100:2018, ISO 27001:2013, ISO 14001:2015, and ISO 45001:2018 while being a member of the Registry of the Defense Materiel Manufacturers of the Hellenic MoD and also holds security clearances for its personnel and manufacturing facilities. In addition, it is an accredited supplier of the NSPA, a NATO procurement organization with Registration Number G1740.
University of Patras (UPAT) is the third largest university in Greece, with over 20000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, 1000 faculty and research staff and 300 administrative personnel, and has extensive experience in implementation and management of European and national research projects, with dedicated financial and administrative body, the Research Committee (http://www.upatras.gr/en ). In 2019 the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece was incorporated in the University of Patras. The University is situated in Patras, Messolonghi, Agrinio, Aigio, Pyrgos, Amaliada. The University consists of 30.185 Undergraduate students, 3.755 Postgraduate students, 35 Departments, 180 Laboratories, 17 Clinics, 693 Faculty members, 232 Scientific Staff members, and 438 Administrative Staff members. Furthermore, the University of Patras offers 50 Postgraduate Study Programs.
The Visualization and Virtual Reality Group -VVR (http://www.vvr.ece.upatras.gr/ ) was established in 2012 and is one of the eight separate research groups of the Wire Communications Laboratory (WCL), Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Patras. The activities of the Group include Teaching, Research and Development in the areas of Computer Graphics, Virtual Reality, Visualization, Computational Geometry, Human-Computer Interaction, Stereoscopic Vision, etc. The Group offers courses related to computer graphics and computational geometry to undergraduate and postgraduate engineering students of the University of Patras. Apart from these courses, the VVR group offers to the students the possibility to carry out their diploma and PhD theses in the aforementioned research areas.
The VVR Group is involved in the research and development in the areas of collision detection, haptic interaction, virtual human modeling and simulation, deformable object modeling, steresocopic vision, visualization, 3D content based search and biometrics with application in the areas of accessibility, indexing, virtual reality and real time graphics. The personnel of the
VVR group has presented significant results (http://www.vvr.ece.upatras.gr/research/research-results/) that have led to more than 300 publications in international scientific journals and conferences (http://www.vvr.ece.upatras.gr/research/publications/), contributed over 30 PhD dissertations, developed various resources (databases, research tools, technology-prove prototypes, etc) and participated/is participating in more than 35 R&D Projects (http://www.vvr.ece.upatras.gr/projects/ ).
VVR operates a fully equipped smart home with unobtrusive embedded sensors, an artificial intelligence lab and a visualization and virtual reality lab equipped with powerful workstations and clusters for the optimal resource allocation of computationally intensive processes like simulation of computational models.
Indicative list of awards-honors
Ø Finalist (ranked 2nd) in the category “Tech for Society” for the Innovation Radar Prize 2019. The PI presented its achievement in the “European Research and Innovation Days”, Brussels, 24-26/10/2019 and competed with 11 more finalists (http://www.vvr.ece.upatras.gr/index.php/en/news/167-innovation-radar-prize-2019).
Ø Recipient of the 10K Best paper award-Platinum award for the publication “Efficient Graph-based Matrix Completion on Incomplete Animated Models” published and presented in IEEE ICME 2017 in Hong Kong.
Ø Qualification and participation with an undergraduate student group at the final of the 3DUI contest of IEEE VR 2019, (http://www.vvr.ece.upatras.gr/index.php/en/awards/155-ieee-vr-osaka-2019-awards), held in Osaka, Japan, March 2019. (Note that two more teams qualified to the final also in IEEE VR 2020).
Winners with two undergraduate students of the Best Student Innovation Challenge Award of the SIC-Mobility Challenge of the IEEE Worldhaptics 2019 Conference, held in Tokyo, Japan on July 2019. (http://www.vvr.ece.upatras.gr/index.php/en/awards/160-ieee-worldhaptics-2019-tokyo-best-student-innovation-challenge-award-2
The Hellenic Naval Academy (HNA) (https://www.hna.gr/en/) is a Supreme Military Educational Institution (SMEI) and offers University level academic education and naval training. Its mission is: to educate and train the prospective leading Officers of the Hellenic Navy and of the Hellenic Coast Guard, keeping alive and imparting unchanged the noble traditions of the Hellenic Navy, to educate and train
prospective leading Officers of the other Navies and to promote technological innovation in the fields of maritime, air and land domain within a framework of a continuous improvement. As a result of the important services offered to our Nation, the Hellenic Naval Academy has been decorated with a medal of honorary distinction by the Academy of Athens in 1967, because “since its establishment in 1845, it has bred heroes, wise men and distinguished scientists, thereby offering great services to the Country and the Nation”. The faculty is selected and evaluated with the standard election and promotion procedures applied to all Greek Universities and are committed fully to research, teaching, and related academic duties. The academic education of Naval Cadets includes a wide spectrum of scientific fields. In particular, it aims at the acquisition of the scientific knowledge of applied, technological, social, humanities and theoretical sciences that support theoretical and practical naval education. The academic education is offered by seven (7) academic sectors. The sectors of the Combat Systems, Naval Operations, Sea Studies, Navigation, Electronics & Telecommunications (Sector I) and of the Applied Mechanics and Marine Materials (Sector III) are involved in the project.
The main objective of the Combat Systems, Naval Operations, Sea Sciences, Navigation, Electronics, and Telecommunications Sector of the Hellenic Naval Academy is to provide teaching and research activities in the fields of:
● Navigation and Sea Sciences
● Combat Systems and Naval Operations
The following Laboratories operate in the Sector I:
● Navigation and Sea Sciences Laboratory
● Battle Systems and Naval Operations Laboratory
● Electronics Laboratory
● Telecommunications Laboratory
The Applied Mechanics and Naval Materials Sector and its three
Laboratories provide quality educational services to the Naval Cadets (Deck and
Engineers), advisory and research services to the Hellenic Navy and the defense
industry, in the field of defense and naval oriented mechanics and materials
(structural and energetic).
The sector consists of three Laboratories:
● Applied Mechanics Lab (AML), focused in Applied Mechanics of Strength Materials and Structures utilizing analytical and numerical methods
● Marine Materials Lab (NML), specialized in experimental and fracture mechanics of metals and composites, as well as in materials technologies
● Fuel and Lubricants Lab (FLL), addresses technologies of fuels and lubricants and their interaction with naval materials and the marine environment. Member of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF).
The research interests of the Sector have a strong interdisciplinary character in structural and functional materials, their interaction with the marine environment, quality, maintenance, energy-saving, and standardization. A quality assurance system ELOT EN ISO 9001:2015 which was accredited by the TUV Austria Hellas has been established and validated.