The Informatics & Telematics Institute (ITI) was founded in 1998 as a nonprofit organisation under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of Greece (GSRT), with its head office located in Thessaloniki, Greece. Since 10.3.2000 it is a founding member of the Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (CERTH) also supervised by the GSRT of the Greek Ministry of Education, Lifelong Learning and Religious Affairs.
ITI is currently participating in 50 EC IST projects and more than 70 Greek national projects, and is the coordinator of ten EC IST projects. Over the last six years, the ITI research team has authored over 100 publications in scientific journals and over 200 presentations to international conferences.
The development of the infrastructure of ITI was financed by the National Research fund EPET II with €2,3 million in the period 1998-2000. Since 2003, ITI has attracted an income of over € 2 million per year from national and European competitive R&D project.