NCSR Demokritos & QUALCO

foster Innovation through Education


NCSR Demokritos and QUALCO joined forces in May 2021 and created a fellowship programme to promote research and development (R&D) activities in Fintech, using Artificial Intelligence.

This 5-year collaboration, the Demokritos – Qualco Fellowship programme, will support postgraduate and industrial research, academic theses, internships, and innovation contests. The activities will be carried out by Demokritos and are funded by QUALCO.

The goal of this program is to allow young researchers, graduates and students explore research directions and develop cutting-edge technological solutions that address business needs in the Fintech domain, using AI.

The initiative was distinguished with the Gold Award in the “Business & Academic Institutions Cooperation” category, at the Hellenic Responsible Business Awards 2022, organised by Boussias Media.

Demokritos – Qualco Fellowship programme

Postgraduate research

One of the main pillars of this program is to support postgraduate researchers in attaining knowledge in the field of FinTech through their research in domains that Demokritos and QUALCO are active in.

Since August 2022, two postgraduate researchers (1 PhD candidate and 1 Post Doc) have received fellowships, to carry out their research, acquire new skills and develop their understanding of challenges in Fintech. They are currently working in two domains: i) Utilising unstructured, semi-structured and fully structured data to empower fintech analysis and ii) Tapping into natural language as an information source for fintech. The first domain entails research into methods that identify, extract, and organise rich information from different sources with varying structure in their data, rendering them useful in fintech processes while the second focuses on methods that employ natural language processing (NLP) and related disciplines to harness the knowledge transferred through explicit and implicit language signals, to support fintech products and services including decision support and real-time analytics.

The programme has an opening for 1 PhD fellowship on AI and Data Analytics
in Fintech focused on the aforementioned domains.

Find all information needed & apply now!


Master’s theses

One of the activities designed in the context of the Demokritos – Qualco Fellowship programme, is the awarding of master thesis scholarships to graduate students. Five students of the MSc in Data Science (academic year 2021-2022), were already admitted to the programme and started working on their theses in October 2022. The topics were defined by QUALCO, based on actual business needs and both QUALCO scientists and the academic personnel co-supervise the students. Learn more about the topics and the scholarships.

Contact us for more information: qualcofellowships (at)

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