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Intracom Telecom and the National Technical University of Athens Join Forces to Foster Innovation and Learning

Athens, Greece – 30 October 2023 - Intracom Telecom, a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the objective of utilizing both parties’ capabilities and resources to create innovation and learning opportunities.

Through this partnership, NTUA students and researchers will be having the opportunity to work closely with the Intracom Telecom’s scientists to develop a common field of cooperation where learning and creativity can thrive. More specifically, Intracom Telecom and NTUA have agreed to the following:

  • Sharing Knowledge: NTUA and Intracom Telecom will share ideas and knowledge, creating an environment where everyone can learn and grow. This initiative promotes information exchange in the ICT industry, emphasizing research, innovation, and collaboration. It aims to deepen understanding, foster industry connections, and transparently share research outcomes.
  • Hands-on Learning: NTUA students will have the opportunity to work as interns at Intracom Telecom's offices in Athens, Patra, and Thessaloniki for a period of six months. This hands-on experience will help them learn valuable skills for their future career.
  • Student ICT Research: Students will be encouraged during the elaboration of their diploma thesis to undertake subjects from the ICT fields. Together, the teams will explore interesting topics like Artificial Intelligence, Electrical Vehicle Charging, Telemedicine and many more. This research will help invent new things that can make people’s lives better.
  • Research Synergy: Cooperation with Research Laboratories of the University to further enhance the research projects and studies of both parties. Indicative examples include Horizon Europe or "ESPA Research - Innovate" Programs.
  • Supporting Graduates: NTUA’s Career Office will help students find job openings at Intracom Telecom. Furthermore, certain lectures and/or training programs will be designed and delivered to either party’s premises.

Mr. Andreas G. Boudouvis, Rector of the National Technical University, stated: “NTUA's cooperation agreement with Intracom Telecom has a multifaceted educational and research scope which also draws from the company’s distinguished position in the ICT industry. It is part of the NTUA's broader and systematic effort to support students and young researchers, to broaden their professional prospects and opportunities and to utilize their talent and abilities, thus contributing to the growth of the relevant Greek ecosystem that is, the effective interaction of university with industry and business. Internships for undergraduate students, research cooperation at doctoral and postdoctoral level and joint efforts in competitive research funding are key ingredients of our cooperation”.

Mr. Kartlos Edilashvili, Acting CEO of Intracom Telecom, commented: “Our commitment to continue investing in Research and Development has positioned our company as a leader, developing products and solutions that employ cutting-edge technologies, enabling us to stay ahead of the competition. This strategic collaboration marks a significant moment, creating a dynamic framework for collaboration and knowledge exchange between academia and the ICT industry. Thus, we are creating a highly skilled scientific workforce to meet the needs of innovative product development”.


About Intracom Telecom

Intracom Telecom is a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor operating for 45 years in the market. The company has become the benchmark in fixed wireless access and it successfully innovates in the 5G/4G wireless RAN transport and small-cell SON backhaul international arena. Intracom Telecom offers a comprehensive revenue-generating software solutions portfolio and a complete range of ICT services, focusing on IoT, SDN/NFV, Big Data analytics & data-driven intelligence, and Smart City solutions. Moreover, it addresses the Energy & Utilities industry, emphasizing on smart metering and end-to-end IT solutions. Intracom Telecom is also active in the defense systems sector providing security integrated systems for critical infrastructure protection and border surveillance. The company has extensive know-how and a proven track record in the market, serving fixed and mobile telecom operators, public authorities and large public and private enterprises. Intracom Telecom maintains its own R&D and production facilities, and operates subsidiaries worldwide.