Entrepreneurship in Higher Education and Research Commercialization

General Registrations period has ended.

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 Foundation Building (20, Vasilissis Amalias Av. & 5, Souri Str., 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. 


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
                           Paul Simmonds, Managing Partner at Technopolis, HEInnovate 
09.40-10.00    Research, Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
                           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 & Responsible for Technology Transfer, AUTH
                          Angeliki Karagiannaki, Director ACEin, Athens University of Economics & Business
11.20-11.40  Funding in the University and Research Space: Indicative Cases
                          Kosmas Ellinas, Nanoplasmas
                          Theodora Karamanidou, PLiN Nanotechnology
                          Daphne Tsevreni, ClioMuse
11.40-12.00  Initiatives Fostering Research Commercialization and Links with the Private Sector
                          George Nounesis, Director & Chairman of the BoD, NCSR "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
                          Yorgos Mousmoulas, Metavallon
                          Stelios Eliakis, Uni.Fund
                          Konstantinos Mavros, Velocity Partners

                         Panel facilitator: Aimilios Chalamandaris, Innoetics
  Light Lunch

The event is kindly hosted by Eurobank.

About Uni.Fund

Uni.Fund is one of the new funds that have been created through EquiFund investment platform, an initiative created by cooperation between the Hellenic Republic and EIF. 
Uni.Fund has a special orientation to the Innovation Window and the Technology Transfer. Its goal is to support new startups through funding and to create a new philosophy in the Greek business ecosystem, Greek universities and research institutes.
The main focus of Uni.Fund lies on teams and ventures in pre-seed and seed stages dealing with informatics or e-business, innovative products or services and the broader tech space.

About HEInnovate

HEInnovate was developed under the aegis of the European Commission's DG Education and Culture in collaboration with the OECD LEED forum and is a self-assessment tool for Higher Education Institutions wishing to explore their entrepreneurial and innovative potential. 
The tool helps Higher Education Institutions identify their current situation and therefore potential areas for action, taking into account their local and national environments. HEInnovate's website also provides case studies, user stories and other materials which give ideas, guidance and inspiration for the effective management of institutional and cultural change. The online self-assessment tool is freely available at: www.heinnovate.eu.



Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:30 AM


Bodossakis Foundation Building
20, Vasilissis Amalias Av. & 5, Souri Str.
105 57 Athens, Greece

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