Technologies That Matter: Downstream Space Applications

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MITEF Greece is organizing in Greece for the first time a Technologies That Matter event titled “Downstream Space Applications” on September 27, 2016, at 18:30, at Deree - The American College of Greece, with the collaboration of the European Space Agency (ESA)EYRISY and si-cluster|a Corallia initiative.

Nations have invested millions of euros in space related technologies. Some of these technologies may be able to solve problems in more “earthly” settings and help create thriving companies. Many of these technologies are available to be licensed. The event aims to inspire entrepreneurs about opportunities in downstream space applications, inform them about the steps needed to license such technologies and network them with entrepreneurs that have already walked the walk.

The primary goals of the event are: a) to be inspired about emerging opportunities in downstream space applications, b) to network with Greek entrepreneurs that have already walked the walk, c) to get informed on existing patents, ready to be taken to the next level, and d) to find out about support programs by the European Space Agency and the European Commission.


18:00-18:30 Arrivals & Registrations

18:30-18:40  Welcoming remarks, Vassilis Papakonstantinou, Chairman, MITEF Greece

18:40-19:10  Keynote speech: The new business opportunities in the space sector, Frank M. Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer Program Office at European Space Agency, Innovation & Entrepreneurship

19:10-19:30  Creating and sustaining a downstream space company, Stelios Bollanos, Co-founder & Director, Planetek Hellas

19:30-19:50  The early stage startup’s point of view, Grigoris Agriopoulos, Enterpreneur & Co-founder, MaGOS

19:50-20:10  The researcher’s point of view, Konstantinos Karantzalos, Remote Sensing Lab, NTUA, Precision Agriculture

20:10-20:50  Planning ahead: How Greece can play a significant role on bringing space technology “down to earth”, Panel discussion moderated by Jorge-A. Sanchez-P., Member of the si-Cluster Steering Board, Chief Strategy & Financial Officer Corallia

20:50-21:00  Closing remarks

21:00-21:30  Networking / Light beverages


More information about the program at



Tuesday, September 27, 2016 6:00 PM


Deree - The American College in Athens, Greece
Gravias 6
153 42 Agia Paraskevi
Vorios Tomeas Athinon,Greece

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