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Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (HIMT)


Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (HIMT) is a Non-profit organization that was established in 1972 and it aims to promote Marine technology both locally within Greece as well as internationally, by applying, enhancing and upskilling scientists and engineers to have the competences needed for the demand of the labour market.


The HIMT is a cluster of organizations that promotes entrepreneurship and career development. It includes seven main sector of the blue economy as well as more than one hundred subsectors that can join this cluster of companies. The seven mains sectors are:

  • Sea Tourism
  • Manufacturers and dealers of marine equipment
  • Logistics and forwarding services
  • Maritime tradition and water sports
  • Maritime technology, research and education
  • Administrative services
  • Ship management companies

The main goals as well as the benefits from participating in the Maritime Hellas cluster are:

  • To promote entrepreneurship in the Greek shipping sector.
  • To create a network with members from all maritime community.
  • To enhance knowledge and know- how among organizations
  • To create cooperation networks both nationally and internationally
  • To create a database with valid information about all sector related to the blue economy
  • To facilitate access to new technologies
  • To create access to specialized products and services
  • To encourage the development of innovation
  • To improve the organization’s profile to the labor market
  • To provide communication with shipping companies and create career opportunities
  • To advertise its member through marketing campaigns.


The cluster host events and conferences and provides education and training programs for its members. Its activities which cover a wide range of topics including ship design and construction, maritime safety, ocean engineering and marine environmental protection help companies and organisations towards a sustainable future. With companies and organizations throughout all Greece (in total 12 coastal communities) and with over two hundred (200) members the cluster has already created a strong network for collaboration along its members.