The Conference "Innovation in Greece and the institutions that support it 3.0" was completed with great success for the third consecutive year

Athens 31/01/2022

Press Release

The Conference "Innovation in Greece and the institutions that support it 3.0" was completed with great success for the third consecutive year


On Saturday January 22, 2022, the Athens Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (ACEin) and the NBG Business Seeds program of the National Bank, the Archimedes Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship of NKUA, Bayer, Endeavor Greece, Metavallon, Uni.Fund organized for the third consecutive year the conference entitled: "Innovation in Greece and the bodies that support it". This year, the conference was held online and hosted most organizations and structures around the ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation to give an accurate picture of how each organization works, contributing in its own way to empowerment and strengthening all efforts in this direction.

An introduction was presented by the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Staff of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Vassilios Vasdekis, who stated that AUEB realized early on the catalytic role that the Universities will play in the field of business support and stressed the strategic collaboration between AUEB’s ACEin Center  and the three emblematic institutions (NTUA, Democritus Research Center and Athena Research Center) in the field of Technology Transfer and Business Acceleration.

The meeting covered topics related to entrepreneurship support structures, various innovation competitions, business acceleration and financing programs, Innovation Window and Growth Funds, institutions that support all initiatives, organizations that strengthen and support internally innovative actions and innovation in vertical sectors.

It is worth noting that this year’s conference hosted a separate panel for "Technology Research and Transfer" taking into account the dynamics that exist and have intensified in recent years and also concerns regarding the connection of research produced in Greece with the market and the real economy, which is expected to be actively supported with synergies and initiatives of the relevant Ministries of Education and Development, but also through the activation of the Greek entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The event was attended by more than 450 participants, including Rectors and members of the Administrations of Higher Education Institutions and Research Centers of the country, members of the wider Greek academic and research community and representatives of organizations active in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.



Last updated: 14 February 2022