The Greek Research and Technology Network is a state-owned company, operating under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT). It was established in 1998 by the Greek Ministry of Development. However, the GRNET network started operating in 1995 as a Research project of the GSRT, with the National Technical University of Athens - NTUA assuming the role of the technical co-ordinator. GRNET S.A. initially ran under PD No29/1998, which was amended with PD No308/2001, PD No145/2003 (GG No121/A/2003), and Law 3438/2006 (GG 33/A/2006).GRNET S.A. operates today under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Culture, Education and Relegious Affairs. Its mission is to provide high-quality Infrastructure and services to the academic, research and educational community of Greece, and to disseminate ICT know-how to the general public.