The Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy & Safety (INRASTES) is the largest Institute of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSRD) in terms of infrastructure and the second largest in terms of number of personnel.
INRASTES is a relatively young research entity in the sense that it has been established in April 2012 as the result of a merger between the former Institute of Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection (INT-RP) and the former Institute of Radioisotopes & Radiodiagnostic Products (IRRP).
In fact, INT-RP, an interdisciplinary Institute with a large part of its scientific activities related to Nuclear Technology, Energy & Environmental Technologies and Radiation Protection, was merged with IRRP, also an interdisciplinary Institute with a focus on Molecular Radiopharmacy and Biodiagnostics.
The new entity is a multidisciplinary research Institution pursuing basic, translational and applied research to address challenges of great scientific and socioeconomic impact in a broad spectrum of scientific and technological fields.
With its highly qualified staff and large scale, unique nationwide facilities, INRASTES possesses a distinctive in the country character as it holds unique in Greece expertise in the abovementioned scientific & technological fields as well as the potential to achieve critical masses and direct synergies among the various labs and research groups under wide thematic areas creating significant growth prospects and bringing clear socio-economic benefits.
In short, INRASTES mission (as one of the largest multidisciplinary Research Institutes of Greece) is to deliver key inputs for the national development through scientific excellence & technological innovation by conducting high caliber basic and applied research and offering advanced R&D services to the public & private sectors and the society in general.