Welcome to Innovation-el

Your Gateway to the Greek Infrastructure Network for
Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Micro/Nanoelectronics


is an open-access large-scale distributed research infrastructure of cutting-edge facilities that covers all fronts from materials synthesis, characterization and functionalization to micro-nanofabrication, device/system design, development and testing. The network is complemented by multiscale computer simulations and theory, and is supported by more than 200 skilled scientists of long-standing expertise and interdisciplinary experience.


is to provide academic, industrial and governmental sectors with tools and solutions to achieve scientific excellence and develop high added-value products. Innovation-el aims at becoming the innovation ecosystem par excellence of Southeastern Europe, where the knowledge triangle will boost knowledge-intensive products and services.


Access our labs

We might have what you need, but you lack. Browse through our equipment and service catalogue.

Our distributed infrastructure network most probably has the technique you need, but you lack. Not only do we have the cutting-edge facilities, but we also have the expertise to assist you. Browse through our equipment and service catalogue to find out what you seek.

Outsource your R&D department

Innovation-el can become your R&D department. We have the tools and brains to help you.

Develop new processes or products; create new designs with us. We offer a unique environment for the discovery and development of smart materials, new processes and innovative micro/nano devices and systems.

Find the solution you seek, closer than you think

Multiple Access Points – Numerous Choices for custom-made solutions.

With several entry points and more than 200 highly-experienced scientists and engineers we offer custom-made solutions meeting your individual needs. Tell us what you need – the solution might be closer than you think.

Advance your idea

Take advantage of our consulting services. Let’s brainstorm together.

We offer advice and studies on processes, material development and system design, development and fabrication.

Collaborate with us

We can help you with your next project. Promote your scientific excellence and advance your ideas.

We offer our infrastructure for the needs of your next project in Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Photonics and Micro/Nanoelectronics. We have mastered 4 Key Enabling Technologies to help you promote your scientific excellence and turn your ideas into knowledge-intensive products.

Develop  the skills of your personnel

Training on cutting-edge technologies. Bring the expertise in-house.




INNOVATION-EL participates in the training course “Microscopy Techniques: Theory and Applications”

INNOVATION-EL participates in the training course “Microscopy Techniques: Theory and Applications” organized by the Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, NCSR “Demokritos”. The course addresses under- & post-graduate students as well as scientific staff of research centers and universities providing an overview on optical & confocal…

Direct production of carbon nanosheets by self-ignition of pyrophoriclithium dialkylamides in air

The facilities provided by INNOVATION-EL were used to investigate the structure and morphology of carbon nanosheets. The study – published in Materials Letters 2019, 254, 58-61; https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matlet.2019.07.019 – carried out by scientists at the Dep. of Materials Science and Engineering and Physics Dept., University of…

Impact of Pt embedded nanocrystals on the resistive switching and synaptic properties of titanium based oxides

      The facilities provided by INNOVATION-EL were used for improving the resistive switching and long-term plasticity properties of TiO2-x multilayers by incorporating Pt nanoparticles. The study – published in Journal of Applied Physics 2019, 126, 044501; https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5094242 – carried out by scientists at…




Initiation of the project “National Research Infrastructure in Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials and Micro/Nanoelectronics” – Establishment of innovation-el



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Pilot Phase


6-month pilot phase – our learning curve to improve our services to you.

Full operational status


Fully operational status with optimized services – innovation-el at your disposal.



Expansion of innovation-el activities fostering the development of an innovation ecosystem.

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