The Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT) is part of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH), which is a legal, non-profit entity, organised under private law, based in Thessaloniki and 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 the 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, specialised studies, formulations and proposals of standards and model processes within its relevant fields, implementation and maintenance of databases, organisation of advanced professional development programmes and trainings for specific user groups and promotion of bilateral and multilateral partnerships with similar research institutes and organisations in Greece and abroad.
HIT has a significant expertise in the road transport sector, ranging from modelling and development/implementation of ITS solutions and freight transport schemes to contributing to safety policy and training.