Dr Evi Sachini

Director, National Documentation Centre (EKT), Greece

Dr. Evi Sachini is the Director of the National Documentation Centre (EKT), the Vice President of the Board of Directors of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF), and a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek Research and Technology Network (GRNET).

Dr. E. Sachini has substantially contributed to the cultivation of the Greek knowledge ecosystem and has led a number of important initiatives in the area of reliable digital content. The aim was to enhance scholarly communication and exploitation of results, as well as the improvement of entrepreneurial skills of research and scientific institutes. Examples include the development of Open Access and Open Science.

She is considered to be one of the top Greek experts in issues of strategic development of research e-infrastructures and the creation of value chains for excellent science and cultural content and data. She is a strong proponent of the science of science policy in Greece. Under her directorship, EKT has been appointed as the provider of the official statistics on Research, Development and Innovation in Greece.

As a national expert and representative to the European Commission and OECD, she has advised on issues of R&D and Innovation, management and exploitation of knowledge capital. She has published a series of reports relating to areas of research policy, development and innovation. Dr. E. Sachini holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.