The goal of the Special Account for Research Grants is to manage grants that come from any kind of source and are aimed at covering any kind of expenses required by the needs of the research, educational, training and development projects. The Special Account for Research Grants can, also, undertake programmes of continuing training or projects that provide scientific, technological and cultural services; it can conduct special studies, trials, measurements, lab exams and analyses, deliver expert opinions, draw up specifications on behalf of third parties, and undertake any further relevant services or activities that contribute to the establishment of a connection between education and research, on one hand, and production, on the other hand, which are carried out or provided by the scientific staff of the TEI of Crete.