ahedd collaborates with QUALCO for AI-driven R&D in Fintech

ahedd DIH and QUALCO have just announced their collaboration for the development of innovative solutions, exploiting cutting-edge technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data. The goal of this partnership is to effectively address business needs in the Fintech domain.

QUALCO is for over 20 years an expert provider of debt portfolio management systems and technology-enabled services, covering all aspects of the debt collections and recoveries lifecycle. QUALCO has its headquarters in Athens, Greece and is present in the UK, France, Cyprus, Berlin, Budapest and Brazil, serving over 70 customers in more than 30 countries.

ahedd DIH and more specifically the Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications, NCSR Demokritos will conduct R&D activities sponsored for the next 5 years by QUALCO and that will entail post-graduate research (PhD and Post-doc), scientific theses, internships, industrial research as well as innovation contests. The positions that are now available can be found here.

The launch ceremony took place at NCSR Demokritos premises in Agia Paraskevi, where apart from the driving forces of the two organisations, the Deputy Minister of Development and Investments, Christos Dimas and the General Secretary of Research and Innovation, Athanasios Kyriazis were also present.

What people said

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"This new venture with QUALCO is proving that "Demokritos", a public research organisation, is mature enough to transfer technology contributing to the digital transformation of Greek businesses and to co-develop intellectual property of great added value. We are especially proud of this new partnership that will also provide the opportunity to young talented researchers to create and succeed. In the 21st century, the scientific and technological progress is inseparably connected to innovation and economic growth.">

Dr. Georgios Nounesis, Director and Chairman of the Board of NCSR “Demokritos”
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"The collaboration of the two organisations is proof that our group of companies, QUALCO, is regularly investing in cutting-edge technologies, supporting at the same time the whole spectrum of the scientific community. It is our honour and our obligation to harness the work of new scientists in NCSR "Demokritos"  for conducting research in AI and Big Data scientific fields. Our goal is to showcase innovative technological solutions that will tackle effectively modern business challenges, not only in Greece but also in the global financial environment. After all, Artificial Intelligence has the power to transform financial services, affecting business models and operations.">

Orestis Tsakalotos, Chairman of QUALCO group

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