Intracom Defense (IDE) is Greece’s leading defense company, developing, manufacturing and exporting (approximately 90% of turnover in recent years) state-of-the-art technology products and contributing significantly to the Greek economy and society.
Intracom Defense’s contribution to the growth of the Greek economy is achieved through our collaborations with quality-driven international customers and especially with leading US defense industries, such as Raytheon Technologies, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing. Our company’s exports over the past seven years amount to 4% of total Greek exports to the United States. Additionally, Intracom Defense supports Greece’s domestic defense industry through the assignment of more than 30% of the work of its signed contracts to other qualified Greek companies.
IDE puts its trust in young scientists and their vision for innovation and development
As a result of our activities, we are constantly creating new highly specialized job positions, contributing on the one hand to preventing brain drain and on the other to the repatriation of Greek scientists. Indicatively, in 2020, the company recruited approximately 50 new employees, with an average age of 30 years, and offered internships to young students, with an average age of 21 years.
Expanding our contribution to society, we undertake important initiatives and participate in various social activities, including donations to educational institutions across the country. Specifically, IDE, along with the companies of Intracom Holdings, supports the work of the Fulbright Foundation, which includes providing scholarships to promising Greek and American students and scientists. In this way, we would like to encourage and give more opportunities to young people who contribute substantially to the development of society.
Our company also—in cooperation with the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, under the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Industrial Research Fellowship Program—supports an industrial post-doctoral project related to the development of artificial intelligence algorithms for public safety and security.
Moreover, we actively support the ASAT (Aristotle Space and Aeronautics Team) student team of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the largest aeronautics student team in Greece and one of the best in the world. Our goal is to bring ASAT one step closer to the achievement of its vision, which is the promotion and development of aerospace sciences. In the same context, IDE, along with the Systems Security Laboratory of the Department of Digital Systems of the University of Piraeus, has also encouraged the participation of the Hellenic Cyber Security Team in the European Cyber Security Challenge 2018, aiming to identify new talent in this sector.
Recognizing the high level of the research activities of Greek Universities and their contribution to innovation, IDE has included three academic labs in the frame of European Defense Industrial Development Programs: the Laboratory of Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the Applied Mechanics Laboratory at the University of Patras, and the Informatics Laboratory at the Athens University of Economics and Business.
All the above proves that as a socially responsible company, IDE puts its trust in young scientists and their vision for innovation and development, strongly believing that this can result in significant benefits for our country.