About Us

Who we are

MINDS is a spin-off company of the Institute of Oceanography, of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research. In the framework of the H2020 project CLAIM (Cleaning Litter by developing and Applying Innovative Methods in European seas), HCMR, NNL and KISS Intelligence decided to establish a spin-off company in order to better exploit the research results and know-how produced in the CLAIM project (Coordinated by HCMR).


The shareholders of MINDS are HCMR scientists, the HCMR, the company New Naval and the company Kosmos Intelligent Systems & Services (KISS Intelligence) which is a spin-off of the University of Crete.

Human Capital

The human capital of MINDS consists of a combination of enthusiastic individuals from various backgrounds and some of the most experienced Scientists and Experts in oceanography and depollution. Qualified Oceanographers, Marine Engineers, Software and IT Engineers and Experts that share a passion for the marine environment and its protection form an ideal mixture of people who are willing to support and deliver solutions for plastic collection technologies from the aquatic environment, depollution services, modelling of pollutants dispersion and transport.

What we do

Design and implementation of integrated solutions for the protection of aquatic ecosystems (marine and inland waters) from pollution, with emphasis on the collection of plastics (macro and microplastics).

Development, production, selling and exploitation of collection products and waste containment and filtration devices in aquatic ecosystems (marine and inland waters), utilizing already produced prototypes.

MINDS utilizes, improves, upgrades, evolves and develops new techniques, methodologies and products – services related to the protection of aquatic ecosystems (marine and inland waters) from pollution, with emphasis on plastic and marine litter collection technologies such as the CLEAN TRASH system (Claim’s Litter Entrapping Autonomous Network Tactical Recovery Accumulation System Hellas).