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Erevnon

Overview:
The starting point of Erevnon, a newly established company, has been the fact that many small and medium enterprises as well as public institutions do not have adequate resources to perform their own research and development. However, they all recognise that R&D is extremely important for their success - in whichever specific terms they define success, for example improvement of the competitive position for a private company or better service to the citizen for a public organisation. The objective of Erevnon is to provide its clients with their own outsourced R&D department. As time goes on, the company covers more and more R&D areas (either alone or through selected national and international cooperations).

Specialized in:
Currently, the company has five research departments covering the areas of Mechanics, Informatics, Electronics, Food Technology and Meta-Research. The company is in the process of establishing a Medical Research Department. For the time being, activities related to medical research (Telemedicine, biomedical signal processing, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, IT for disabled and aged people, biomedical electronic equipment) are covered jointly by the Informatics and Electronics Departments.

Description:
The word Erevnon comes from the Greek word erevna, which means research, investigation, quest. The starting point of Erevnon, a newly established company, has been the fact that many small and medium enterprises as well as public institutions do not have adequate resources to perform their own research and development. However, they all recognise that R&D is extremely important for their success - in whichever specific terms they define success, for example improvement of the competitive position for a private company or better service to the citizen for a public organisation. The objective of Erevnon is to provide its clients with their own outsourced R&D department. As time goes on, the company covers more and more R&D areas (either alone or through selected national and international cooperations). As a result, the company evolves very rapidly. The short description given here reflects the situation in June 1999. The web site of the company at www.erevnon.com provides extensive and up-to-date information.

Products, projects and services

    Very briefly, the activities of Erevnon cover the following research areas:
    • Mechanics: Materials and their technologies; Production and Manufacturing Technology; Measurements; Controlling and Automation; Robotics. The Mechanics department of Erevnon is involved also in development of testing and measurement equipment, solutions in real time monitoring and controlling applications regarding product and process quality maintenance, evolution and improvement studies concerning industrial products.
    • Informatics: Smart cards; Tele-working; "Write once, run anywhere" concept (compiler optimisations, virtual machines); Intelligent systems (knowledge discovery, scheduling and timetabling, resource allocation); Software engineering; Computer vision; Image processing (virtual reality, 3-D image processing and modelling); Computer security; Biocomputing (natural systems and information systems); Telemedicine (biomedical signal processing, Magnetic Resonance Imaging); IT for disabled and aged people.
    • Electronics: Controls, Test and Medical Equipment (industrial controls, systems equipment & robotics, electronic instruments, ATE systems, design, measurement & test equipment, biomedical electronic equipment); Automotive & Consumer electronics; Components (ICs & sensors, electronic boards, modules and power supplies); Services & Consulting (PCB design, simulation and design tools, circuit design, simulation and design tools, industrial users of electronic equipment); Electronics and complex theory.
    • Food Technology: Erevnon is especially interested in new methods of wine making, production of fruit juices, tomato concentrates and other vegetable juices. A new procedure based on thermo-treatment in a high vacuum atmosphere, results to a better extraction of polyphenols (important compounds for the colour and the structure of red wines) and also of aroma precursors. The company is interested in applying the same technique on fruit juices and on vegetable juices.
    • Meta-research: Roughly speaking, at Erevnon meta-research means research on research. Erevnon includes here topics like research policy, science policy, technology policy, innovation policy, technology transfer, intangibles, knowledge-based economy, etc. Erevnon's efforts are concentrated on the common core of all these (at first glance disparate) topics: they directly affect the what, where, why, who and when (the 5 Ws) of research. Erevnon believes that its involvement in meta-research provides its customers with a powerful and in-depth understanding of research and development.

Contact information:
Erevnon
Medical Research
Dr. Vagelis Vassiliadis
Polyviou 81-83
GR-54351 Thessaloniki, Greece
Tel: +30-31-936616
Fax: +30-31-902132
E-mail: Vagelis.Vassiliadis@erevnon.com
Web site: www.erevnon.com

Last update:
Thessaloniki, Tuesday 5th October 1999