Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and Research Commercialization


Dates: 11/Apr/2019

Time: 09:30

Hosted By: HEInnovate | Uni.fund

Place: Bodossakis Building, 20 Vasilissis Amalias Av., 10557, Athens

11 APR

Uni.Fund is delighted to invite you to the “Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and Research Commercialization” event, organized in collaboration with HEInnovate, a joined initiative of the European Commission and OECD. The event will take place at Bodossakis Building (20 Vasilissis Amalias Av., 10557, Athens) on Thursday, 11th April (9.30 – 13.30).  

Τhe aim of the event is to present the current status, best practices and successful examples from the Greek research and entrepreneurial ecosystem, and indicate how the HEInnovate tool can support Higher Education Institutions in assessing and developing the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of their education environment. 

Register here!


09.00-09.30        Registration

09.30-09.40        Welcome and Introductions, Objectives for the Day

Katerina Pramatari, Partner Uni.Fund, Assoc. Prof. Athens University of Economics & Business

Rebecca Allinson, Director at Technopolis, HEInnovate Workshop Facilitator

09.40-10.00        National Development Strategy and Support for Innovative Entrepreneurship

Costas Fotakis, Alternate Minister for Research & Innovation

10.00-10.45        HEInnovate over the Years

Peter Baur, Senior Expert, European Commission, DG EAC

The Entrepreneurial University, the Role of Entrepreneurial Leaders and Educators

Paul Hannon, Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Swansea University, UK

10:45-11.00        Coffee break

11.00-11.20        Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the Greek Universities: Best Practice Exchange

Nikos Varsakelis, Vice Rector of Economic Affairs and Responsible for Technology Transfer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Angeliki Karagiannaki, Director ACEin, Athens University of Economics & Business

11.20-11.40        Funding in the University and Research Space: Indicative Cases

                                 Kosmas Ellinas, Founder Nanoplasmas

                                 Alexandros Tsouknidas, Founder PLiN Nanotechnologies

                                 Daphne Tsevreni, Founder ClioMuse

11.40-12.00      Initiatives Fostering Research Commercialization and Links with the Private Sector

                                 George Nounesis[1], Director & Chairman of the BoD, National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos”

Spyros Arsenis, NBG Business Seeds Manager, National Bank of Greece

                                 Roula Bachtalia, EGG Program Manager, Eurobank

12.00-12.30        Panel Discussion: Research Commercialization – Experience from the Interaction with Research Teams of Greek Universities and Research Centers

                                 Representatives from the funds of EquiFund’s Innovation Window:       

Aristos Doxiadis, BigPi

George Karantonis, Metavallon

                                 Kostas Lafkas, Uni.Fund

Achilleas Petropoulos, Velocity Partners

                                 Panel facilitator: Aimilios Chalamandaris, Innoetics

12.30-13.30        Light Lunch

The event is kindly hosted by Eurobank.