Science and Technology Park of Crete (STEP-C) was established in 1993 by the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), one of the largest Research Organizations in the country.
The Park has a total 4000 sq.m. of floor space with more than 100 offices and 12 labs, accommodating small technological and service companies in two buildings, at a privileged physical location, nearby Heraklion. The presence of FORTH and its laboratories, as well as, the University Hospital and the new University of Crete campus, is an advantage since there is a high concentration of scientists and research laboratories in the area which are able to provide technological support to start-up companies.
STEP-C is a member of the International Association of Science Parks (IASP).
The Park is managed by the Management Company of STEP-C (EDAP S.A.)