The Institute of Computer Science (ICS) is one of the eight institutes of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH), a major national research centre partly funded by the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Development and Investments. The mission of FORTH-ICS is to perform high quality basic and applied research, to promote education and training, and to contribute to the development of the Information Society, at a regional, national, and European level. Since its establishment in 1983, FORTH-ICS has had a long history and recognized tradition in conducting basic and applied research, and playing a leading role, in Greece and internationally, in the field of Information and Communication Technologies.

The company was established by electronic and computer engineers specialized in data communication systems. The company’s strength is based on the collaboration it has established with research laboratories hosted in institutes and universities across the country. The company headquarters and its branch are located in technological and scientific parks. The company’s central facilities are located in the Technological and Scientific Park of Attica, NCSR Demokritos and the branch is located in the Scientific and Technological Park of Epirus at the University of Ioannina.