The Electronic and Computer Engineering School is deeply involved in basic and applied research activities. The research and development programs which are administered under the Research Committee are funded by the European Union, GSRT (the Greek Secretariat of Research and Technology), the Ministry of Education, the Region of Crete administration, prefecture and local government authorities, and the private sector. Dozens of undergraduate and graduate students are employed in these programs, aiming at their better education and their familiarization with research techniques and methodologies.
The administration of research, educational and development programs is performed by the Special Research Fund Account (the Greek acronym is ELKE) of the Technical University of Crete.
The ECE School Research Policy aims at basic, technological or applied research which advances science and development, while at the same time it adheres to academic standards and ethics. Collaboration with international organizations and institutions also constitutes a strategic choice of the ECE School.