Honored country: Israel

Hellenic Innovation Forum 2017 /

Ethos Media S.A. and the non-profit Organization SciCo presented the Hellenic Innovation Forum 2017, which took place on Wednesday the 1st and Thursday the 2nd of March in Divani Caravel.

Ιnnovation is seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs. It is the basic pillar for securing the vitality of the European economy, enhancing its potential for diversity and establishing its international competitiveness. With this in mind, the Hellenic Innovation Forum (HIF17) multi-conference  contributed to the dynamic reform and growth of the Greek economy, by bringing together the researchers, academics and entrepreneurs behind new innovative ideas, products and services, the State and institutional officials who set the regulatory and legal framework, as well as business developers and executives of private and public funding organizations.

Honored Country: Israel

Israel, one of the leading countries in the fields of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, was the honoree of this two-day multi-conference. The country’s innovative and technological activities was highlighted through impressive exhibits and information stands in the exhibition area. In addition, Israel was represented by high-ranking officials and politicians as well as executives from the business and technology transfer sectors.

Programme and Overview /

This multi-conference consists of the following three parallel activities:

 Αctivity Α – Main Forums for Applied Innovation 

Wednesday 1/3/17 – 1st Day: Keynote speeches by renowned Greek and foreign speakers and four round table discussions on the three legs of the Applied Innovation Triangle: Institutional & Legal Framework, Corporate Innovation and Scientific Research; moreover, a fourth issue of paramount importance is addressed: the Funding Infrastructure available to applied innovation.

Internationally acclaimed academics and researchers, entrepreneurs, politicians and public figures from the cultural sector participated in these panels, coordinated by venerable journalists, specialized in the corresponding fields.

Thursday 2/3/17 – 2nd Day: Keynote speeches by distinguished Greek and foreign experts and thematic presentations on innovation areas covered by the conference.

Activity Β – Corporate Presentations on Innovation

During both days of the multi-conference, in parallel to the main programme, companies had the opportunity to invite their own professional audience and present to them their innovative products and/or services. The presentations tookplace in parallel halls, adjacent to that of the main conference.

1st Day 1/3/2017
Hall «Vergina»
Floor -2, 200 people capacity

12:30-13:45 INFO QUEST TECHNOLOGIES “Q-Zone: The new generation of business software! Pure cloud, Friendly, Platform agnostic, Integrated. The First integrated to EFTPOS business software in Greek Market” Harris Tasiogiannopoulos, Business Development Manager
14:00-15:15 AIG “CyberEdge : Last line of defense”

“Lessons from the front lines: The hidden costs of a data breach”

Costas Voulgaris, Financial Lines Head, Greece & Cyprus

Christos Vidakis, OSCP, CSXF, CISA, CISM, CISSP, ISO 27001 LA

17:15-18:30 EXPORTSMANAGER “ExportsManager.com – The new global platform for exports “ John Aslanis, General Manager – ExportsManager

2nd Day 2/3/2017
Hall «Vergina»
Floor -2, 200 people capacity

10:45-12:00 NATIONAL DOCUMENTATION CENTRE  «European Funding for Innovation & Entrepreneurship» Georgia Tzenou, National Documentation Centre

Timos Rekkas, Evaggelia Solomou, General Secretariat for Industry, National Representatives for the programme COSME

Ioannis Plemmenos, General Secretariat for Industry, Policies & SME Support, StartUpGreece administration

12:30-13:45 ATHENS CHAMBER OF TRADESMEN  “2nd Chance For An Enterprise in Crisis”
14:00-15:15 ΙΝΤΕRASCO “Innovation in Insurance” Theodore Zacharopoulos, Sales & Marketing Manager

Evy Athanassiou, Insurance Manager General Insurance All lines

Activity C – Exhibition of Innovative Ideas, Services and Products

An exhibition area was set up in the specially arranged open space between the multi-conference halls, where there were stands of variable dimensions (4mx3m, 3mx2m, 2mx2m). The guests of the multi-conference were able to walk freely through the area and visit any stand that draws their attention. This area served as an exhibition of innovative ideas, activities, products and services. The exhibitors were universities, research institutes and centers, businesses or individual researchers, who had the opportunity to present the results of their work to entrepreneurs, manufacturers, business people and potential investors who may be interested in developing their idea further and bring it to the market.

Steering Committee /

The Committee consists of researchers, academics and representatives of the business world, distinguished for their innovative activities:

  • Yannis Caloghirou, Professor of Economics of Technology and Industrial Strategy, Director of the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, and Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  • Maria Douka, Advisor, Research Infrastructures – EU & International Cooperation Cabinet Office, Alt. Minister for Research & Innovation
  • Yannis Ioannidis, President and General Director of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center as well as a Professor at the Department of Informatics and Telecommunications of the University of Athens
  • George Kollias, Biologist, Member of the Academy of Athens, Professor of Experimental Physiology at the Medical School of the University of Athens and Director of the Immunology Division at the Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming”
  • Laopoulos Theodore, Vice Rector for Research & Coordination, Professor at the School of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Demosthenes Polyzos, Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, Division of Applied Mechanics and Biomechanics of the University of Patras
  • Nektarios Tavernarakis, Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, at the Foundation for Research and Technology, and Professor of Molecular Systems Biology at the Medical School of the University of Crete, in Heraklion, Greece
  • Stelios Thomopoulos, Director of the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications (IIT) of NCSR “Demokritos”

Speakers' List /

  • Dr. Dan Marom, CEO, Irrational Innovations, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Isaiah T Arkin, Vice President for Research and Development, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Raz Peleg, Regional Sales Director, Mobileye AfterMarket Division, Mobileye Vision technologies Ltd.
  • Slawomir Tokarski, Director “Innovation and Advanced manufacturing”, DG GROW, European Commission
  • Evangelos Achillopoulos, Head of Policy at Federation of Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs
  • Dr. Pantelis Angelidis, President of the Thessaloniki Innovation Zone A
  • Christos Antonopoulos, MD PhD Ιατρικός Δ/ντης, Ιατρικό Τμήμα, AstraZeneca Ελλάς
  • Dr. Αngelos Amditis, President, ITS Hellas, Research Director, Institute of Communication & Computer Systems, Greece
  • Maggie Athanassiadi, Senior Advisor – Technology & Innovation – Industry, Infrastructure and New Economy, SEV
  • Dr. Kyriakos Berketis, Program Manager, SpectrumNDT, Project Coordinator for the EASME- FTI funded project Shiptest
  • Yannis D. Caloghirou, Professor of Economics of Technology and Industrial Strategy, Director of the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, & Head of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
  • Αchilles Chatzinikos, CEO & Co-Founder, Geotag Aeroview
  • Dr. Zoe Cournia, Researcher – Assistant Professor level Biomedical Research Foundation, Academy of Athens
  • John Doxaras, CEO & Founder, Warply
  • Maria Filippi, Researcher, University Research Institute of Applied Communication
  • George Fytas, Professor, Foundation for Research & Technology
  • Antonis Ikonomou, General Manager, INNOVATHENS, Technopolis City of Athens
  • Yannis Ioannidis, President and General Director of the “Athena” Research and Innovation Center & Professor, Department of Informatics and Telecommunications, University of Athens
  • George Kollias, Biologist, Member of the Academy of Athens, Professor of Experimental Physiology at the Medical School of the University of Athens and Director of the Immunology Division at the Biomedical Sciences Research Center “Alexander Fleming”
  • Αthanasios G. Konstantopoulos, Chairman of the Board of CERTH & Professor of Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University
  • Prof. Demetrios Kouretas, Professor of Physiology-Toxicology in the Department of Biochemistry-Biotechnology, University of Thessaly, Greece
  • Theodore Laopoulos , Vice Rector for Research & Coordination, Professor at the School of Physics, Faculty of Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Maria Leontiou, Head of Innovation Center Group Digital Banking, Eurobank
  • Constantinos Liakopoulos, President & Managing Director, Connecticore SA
  • Dr. Stergios Logothetidis, Nanotechnology – Aristotle University, Thessaloniki
  • Prof. Michael Meimaris, Director of the University Research Institute of Applied Communication, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Georgios Paliouras, Ηead of the Intelligent Information Systems division, Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications NCSR “Demokritos”
  • Apostolos E. Papalois, Biologist PhD, KSJ, Director of the Experimental Research Center of ELPEN S.A.
  • Elias Papatheodorou, CEO, Genkyotex SA
  • Demosthenes Polyzos, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, Division of Applied Mechanics and Biomechanics, University of Patras
  • Gerasimos Potamianos, Economist
  • Heleni Poulakaki, Head, Management and Implementation Authority for Research, Technological Development and Innovation actions (MIA RTDI)
  • Dr. Evi Sachini, Director of the National Documentation Centre, Greece
  • Sotiris Sirmakezis, General Manager, Group Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Eurobank
  • Sbyrakis Stylianos (Stelios), Principal, Global Innovation & Investment Incentives, Deloitte Business Solutions
  • George Stagakis, Virtual International S.A.
  • Prof. Panagiotis Skandamis, Associate Professor of Food Hygiene, Agricultural University of Athens
  • Dr. Agnes Spilioti, Head of the Policy Planning Directorate of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (GSRT) – Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs
  • Nektarios Tavernarakis, Director, Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Foundation for Research and Technology, & Professor of Molecular Systems Biology, Medical School, University of Crete
  • Dr. Stelios  C. A. Thomopoulos, Director of the Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications (IIT) of NCSR “Demokritos”
  • Prodromos Tsiavos, President of the Board, Hellenic Industrial Property Organisation
  • Anastasios Tzikas, President of the Board of Directors, TIF HELEXPO S.A.
  • Efstratios Zafeiris, Secretary General for Industry, Ministry of Economy & Development
  • Ioanna Zergioti, Associate Professor, School of Applied Mathematics and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens

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