The TEI of Crete is particularly engaged in conducting basic and applied research. The research policy of the Institute focuses on both basic and technological or applied research that promotes science and development in respect of academic ethics.  In the meantime, it, also, promotes cooperation among national and international educational institutes; as a result a wide network of research collaborations has emerged, which is constantly supported not only through the undertaken Research and Development projects and the collaboration with Research Centres of international fame, but also through the interaction and cooperation with businesses in the private sector, in general.