Creating and Realizing the Value of Innovation

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MIT Enterprise Forum Greece would like to invite you to join a one-day workshop "Creating and Realizing the Value of Innovation" on Monday, July 1st in the LIbrary of the NCSR Demokritos

We live in a world characterized by accelerating change. New and exciting enabling technologies have allowed change to occur at overwhelming fast rates. The deployment of the internet alone has made global interaction and communication available at the touch of a keystroke.

All of this means that we need to find new means of commercializing these new opportunities. The current themes of Innovation and Entrepreneurship alone are not enough to bring value to ideas. During the workshop, we will see how new challenges can be managed to help us realize successful outcomes.

The workshop will include international and local case studies, as well as a roundtable discussion with experienced investors. The workshop is designed to help participants understand how to move “from Lab to Market”.

The event will be led by Professor Jerome Schaufeld, WPI School of Business, founder and first Chairman of the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge and author of the book: Commercializing Innovation (Springer, 2015).
The investors' panel will include Dr. Ronit Koren, Venture Partner at Aspire Ventures, LLC, an expert in global business development and financial and strategic alliances; Marina Hatsopoulos, entrepreneur, angel investor, Director and Chairperson of the Board of Levitronix Technologies, the worldwide leader in magnetically levitated bearingless motor technology; and
 Aristos Doxiadis, Partner at Big Pi, a venture capital firm investing in ambitious but pragmatic innovation in Greece.

The workshop will include a panel of local researchers turned entrepreneurs, who will share their success stories: Dr. Pirros Tsiakoulis, co-founder and CTO of; and Evangelos Pappas, founder & CSO of RT Safe.

A complimentary copy of Professor Schaufeld's book, Commercializing Innovation, will be handed out to all participants.


8:30 Coffee and Networking

9:00 Welcome and Introduction by Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Chairman, MITEF Greece

  • History of MITEF Greece
  • Agenda of the Day

9:15 Technology Commercialization – An Overview – by Jerome Schaufeld, Professor, WPI School of Business

  • Bio Background
  • History of the Topic
  • The Model / Value Proposition
  • Conclusions

10:00 International Case Studies Discussion

11:45 Break  

12:00 Round Table Discussion - Local Case Studies - Moderator: Jerome Schaufeld    

  • Dr. Pirros Tsiakoulis - Co-founder and CEO of Innoetics
  • Evangelos Pappas - Founder of RT-Safe 

13:00 Lunch

14:00 Round Table Discussion - Trends in Investment and Growth in Commercial Opportunities 

  • Ronit Koren - Venture Partner at Aspire Ventures, LLC
  • Marina Hatsopoulos - Director, Levitronix Technologies
  • Aristos Doxiadis - Partner at Big Pi

15:00 The Value of Growth and the Role of Commercialization – Jerome Schaufeld

  • The Value of Growth
  • Growth Attributes
  • Opportunities and Risk

16:30 Review - Open Discussion

  • What have we learned
  • Looking Ahead

17:00 Summary Networking







Monday, July 1, 2019 8:30 AM


NCSR "Demokritos"
153 10 Agia Paraskevi
Vorios Tomeas Athinon, Greece

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