I&E welcomes you in the new academic year published at 17-October-2015

Our office is open Mon-Friday 10.00-16.00 and we will be glad to hear your ideas and to support you in your business endeavours. 

Annual gathering of I&E Units of Northern Greece published at 16-October-2015

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit, supported the Innovation Days 2015 and successfully hosted the annual gathering of I&E Units of Northern Greece. This year meeting set the foundations for the forthcoming restructuring of I&E role.

New funding programme for start-ups through NSRF 2014-2020  published at 16-October-2015

I&E presentation on the induction day 2015  published at 16-October-2015

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Πρακτικά συνάντησης στρογγυλής τραπέζης Μονάδων Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας Β. Ελλάδος  published at 08-October-2015

Κλικ εδώ για λήψη του αρχείου των πρακτικών

Ενίσχυση φοιτητών για τη συμμετοχή τους στον φοιτητικό διαγωνισμό Ennovation 2015  published at 07-October-2015

Ενίσχυση φοιτητών για τη συμμετοχή τους στον φοιτητικό διαγωνισμό Ennovation 2015.

Η Μονάδα Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας θέλει δημόσια να συγχαρεί τις δυο ομάδες φοιτητών του Διεθνούς Πανεπιστημίου Ελλάδος, για τη συμμετοχή τους στη τελική φάση του φοιτητικού διαγωνισμού Ψηφιακής Καινοτομίας και Νέας Επιχειρηματικότητας στο Ηλεκτρονικό Επιχειρείν, Ennovation 2015.

Οι ομάδες που ‘εκπροσωπούν’ το ΔΙ.ΠΑ.Ε. είναι:

Η e-CareWalk, εκπροσωπούμενη από τον κ. Κακαμούκα Γεώργιο και η οποία συμμετέχη με μια έξυπνη συσκευή που βοηθά στην πρόληψη των εμφραγμάτων και

Η Socia Taste, εκπροσωπούμενη από τον κ. Μπατζάκα Θεόδωρο και η οποία συμμετέχει με μια καινοτόμο εφαρμογή παραγγελίας φαγητού από το διαδίκτυο και τα Social Media

Στα πλαίσια λειτουργίας της ΜΟ.Κ.Ε. που είναι η ενθάρυνση της καινοτόμου

Συζήτηση Στρογγυλής Τράπεζας: Η επόμενη μέρα της Μονάδας Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας (Μο.Κ.Ε.)  published at 01-October-2015

Στα πλαίσια των εκδηλώσεων των «Ημέρες Καριέρας (Innovation Days)» του Διεθνούς Πανεπιστημίου της Ελλάδας, έλαβε χώρα η ετήσια συνάντηση των ΜΟ.Κ.Ε. Β. Ελλάδος που φέτος διοργανώθηκε στη βιβλιοθήκη του Μουσείου Κινηματογράφου Θεσσαλονίκης.

Το κύριο θέμα συζήτησης ήταν η επόμενη ημέρα των ΜΟ.Κ.Ε. και η οργανική τους ενσωμάτωση στα οργανογράμματα των ακαδημαϊκών ιδρυμάτων. Παράλληλα, έγινε αποτίμηση του ρόλου των ΜΟ.Κ.Ε. και ανάλυση των προβλημάτων που εντοπίστηκαν κατά τη λειτουργία τους.

Η εκδήλωση είχε τη μορφή στρογγυλής τράπεζας και ήταν ανοικτή για το κοινό, και συμμετείχαν οι Μονάδες Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας των:

Διεθνές Πανεπιστήμιο της Ελλάδος (ΔΙ.ΠΑ.Ε.)- Φ. Μαυροματίδης, Κ. Μουτσιάνας
Αλεξάνδρειο Τεχνολογικό Εκπαιδευτικό Ίδρυμα Θεσσαλονίκης (ΑΤΕΙ)- Α. Μπελίδης
Αριστοτέλειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλονίκης (Α.Π.Θ.)- Γ. Μυλωνά
Δημοκρίτειο Πανεπιστήμιο Θράκης (Δ.Π.Θ.)- Π. Γκιούρκα

Ο κάθε εκπρόσωπος έκανε απολογισμό της λειτουργίας της ΜΟ.Κ.Ε. και της ΔΑΣΤΑ και αναφέρθηκε σε προτάσεις για την επόμενη ημέρα. Το κύριο συμπέρασμα ήταν ότι η παρούσα μορφή των ΜΟΚΕ και των ΔΑΣΤΑ παρουσίαζε σημαντικά προβλήματα και η καλύτερη λύση είναι η οργανική ενσωμάτωση τους στο οργανόγραμμα των ακαδημαϊκών ιδρυμάτων.

Συμμετοχή στην εκδήλωση Παρουσίασης συμβουλευτικών εργασιών, στα πλαίσια των Innovation Days  published at 30-September-2015

Στα πλαίσια των εκδηλώσεων των ‘Ημέρες Καριέρας (Innovation Days) του Διεθνούς Πανεπιστημίου της Ελλάδας, έλαβε χώρα η εκδήλωση του ΔΙ.ΠΑ.Ε. : Παρουσίαση συμβουλευτικών εργασιών: Προτάσεις των φοιτητών σε επιχειρήσεις, φορείς και οργανισμούς.

Η Μονάδα Καινοτομίας και Επιχειρηματικότητας, πιστή στην αποστολή της που είναι η ενίσχυση του επιχειρηματικού πνεύματος των φοιτητών και η ενθάρρυνση της καινοτόμου επιχειρηματικότητας, συμμετείχε στην εκδήλωση που διοργανώθηκε στο ΔΙ.ΠΑ.Ε, καλύπτοντας μέρος του κόστους της εκδήλωσης.

Η ΜΟ.Κ.Ε. θα ήθελε να ευχαριστήσει τους διοργανωτές για τον άριστο σχεδιασμό της

I&E Unit congratulates published at 25-September-2015

I&E congratulates and wishes the best to the two teams of IHU students that making it to the final stage of Ennovation 2015 competition. The teams are e-care walk (a smart device that can prevent strokes), led by Mr Kakamoukasand Social Taste (an innovating platform for ordering food through internet and social media)  led by Mr Batzakas.

IHU student co-founder of Purple Games: A Board Game Publishing Company   published at 24-July-2014

Purple Games is a creative and ambitious boardgame publishing company founded in 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece by the IHU student Maria-Olga Raimondo and Evi Tsirogianidou. Its purpose is to offer to the players worldwide unique gaming experiences through the publishing of original boardgames, which are characterized by interesting gameplay mechanics and high levels of components quality.

The two owners of Purple Games have been playing boardgames since they were children.The one always used the blue pawn, while the other always played with the red one. The years passed and their dream about creating a boardgame company came to reality. All they had to do was to choose the name of their company. That could not be something different other than the combination of their favorite colors…purple !

Find out more about the company, here!

Beat IT : Best Enterpreneurial Approaches and Tools in IT   published at 12-May-2014

The GCS-Macedonia-Thrace Chapter invites everyone who has a brilliant idea to move to the rhythm of Beat IT, a Business Ideas Competition in the field of Information & Communications Technology.

The winning team will be accommodated free of charge for 5 months in the business incubator and coworking space, Coho - The coworking home, and will be awarded of a special title.

Deadline: May 23rd, 2014

More information

The Municipality of Athens launched the Entrepreneurship Support Centre    published at 09-May-2014

A new institution of entrepreneurship and economic development on behalf of the Municipality of Athens was inaugurated on Thursday 08/05/2014. This is the Entrepreneurship Support Centre, which is a think and information tank on all entrepreneurship actions conducted  in Athens.

More information (in Greek)

INNOVATHENS, the Innovation hub, officially opened its gates    published at 09-May-2014

The Technopolis City of Athens developed the innovation hub «InnovAthens», in collaboration with the Innovation and outward companies Union, enumerate in whole 317 innovative companies.

The «InnovAthens» will serve as a entrepreneurship and innovation support point at the heart of Athens, in an area with 600.000 visitors per year and with special symbolisms in relation to industrial development and culture.

The mission of InnovAthens is to create a leading innovation hub for South-Eastern Europe with a far-reaching global impact.

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Winners of the Ennovation2013 competition were awarded at the 4th «i-bank Innovation & Technology» Contest   published at 08-May-2014

The teams TruckBird and Organery, winners of the 6th International Student Competition on Digital Innovation and New Entrepreneurship in eBusiness, Ennovation 2013, excelled in the competition «i-bank Innovation & Technology», organized by the National Bank.

View the announcement here (in Greek)


Entrepreneurship Beyond Silicon Valley: The Greek Story  published at 11-Apr-2014

For the first time, a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Coursera platform will be enhanced with content designed for a Greek audience. The course is free of charge and open to everyone, and will include a series of interesting interviews and discussions with entrepreneurs from different parts of the world, funders, and business experts. From April 28 through June 9, participants will get simple, practical advice and information on how to start a business and identify funding sources in a tough economic environment.

As Greek participants, you will be invited to join meet-ups in four different cities in Greece - an opportunity to discuss the topics of the course, ask questions about material you don't understand, share ideas and find out how to make your business (or business plan!) stronger.

Join this course to:

  • Follow your entrepreneurial dream
  • Identify and pursue opportunities
  • Identify funding sources and partnerships
  • Understand the mechanics of entrepreneurship in the new startup era
  • Learn about different aspects of entrepreneurial activity: technology, agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, social entrepreneurship

The course will start on April 28, 2014.

For more information and registration click here!

2nd Mentoring session of Easis team that reached the final at the Ennovation 2013 student competition  published at 04-Feb-2014

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the International Hellenic University, on the initiative of Prof. Ioannis Vlahavas, organised on Tuesday, 28 January 2014, the second meeting with one of the groups in North Greece who excelled in the Ennovation 2013 competition, the purpose being to support them with mentoring in their next steps.

The Easis team, which reached the final, comprised the following team members:

Alexander Arvanitides (MSc in Computer Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Maria Panourgia (MSc in Computer Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Anna Serafi (MSc in Computer Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Antonis Voulgaridis (MSc in Computer Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Easis proposed a web application for keeping medical records online whereby users will also be able to arrange an appointment with any doctor registered on the application. The doctor has online access to the patient file.

In this meeting, technical issues (regarding implementation) and issues of personal data security were discussed. A timetable was determined for the implementation of a prototype. Discussion also covered business planning issues, such as the promotion of the product and methods for approaching potential stakeholder groups.

Participating in the meeting, and providing valuable assistance and knowledge, were Professor I. Vlahavas (Dean of the School of Science & Technology, International Hellenic University), G. Gatos (Co-Founder - Business Development, Dr. N. Bassiliades (Academic Coordinator of the School of Science & Technology, IHU), Dr. Christos Tjortjis (Assistant Professor of the School of Science & Technology, IHU)  Dr.  C. Berberidis and Dr .G. Koutitas (Academic associates of the School of Science & Technology, IHU).

View the photos here.

Register for interactive, on-line sessions at IBM Entrepreneur Week, 3-7 Feb  published at 03-Feb-2014

If you're a startup or entrepreneur, you'll want to join the inaugural IBM Entrepreneur Week, 3-7 Feb 2014. There will be events taking place online and in locations worldwide, including face-to-face and virtual mentoring sessions, a women entrepreneur-focused event, and a LiveStream broadcast of the IBM SmartCamp Finals.

Hear from your peers, industry experts, VCs and successful startups as they discuss these topics and more during IBM Entrepreneur Week. The week of online and face to face events kicks off on Monday, 3 February, 2014 with a track of virtual sessions devoted to Academic topics. All events are offered at no charge and open to the public.

IBM Online Bash - Webcast: Monday, 3 February - 10:30 a.m. (New York)
Register for this Online Bash featuring a virtual coffee break where entrepreneurs and IBM executives can network in small groups and breakout interactive webcast sessions to inspire innovators and entrepreneurs from around the world. The breakout sessions are organized around three tracks

  1. Growing your business in a Social World
  2. Women Entrepreneurs
  3. Academic Excellence

IBM Entrepreneur Huddle - Webcast: Friday, 7 February - 11:30 a.m. (New York)
Your registration also includes this one-hour IBM Entrepreneur Huddle webcast highlighting key insights from IBM Entrepreneur Week and featuring conversations with industry leaders including:

  • Jeremiah Owyang, Chief Catalyst, Crowd Companies
  • Jeanne Sullivan, General Partner, StarVest Partners
  • Mike Brown, General Partner, Bowery Capital
  • Zia Yusuf, CEO, Streetline

View the complete IBM Entrepreneur Week agenda.

Don't miss your chance to take a deeper look into IBM Entrepreneur Week's three primary themes:

  • The Collaborative Economy
  • The Revenue Model and Making Money
  • Taking it to the Next Level in a Collaborative Economy

Even if you can't attend the webcasts, we encourage you to register now to access the replays.


1st Mentoring session of 2 teams that qualified at the Ennovation 2013 student competition  published at 09-Dec-2013

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the International Hellenic University, on the initiative of Prof. Ioannis Vlachavas, organised on Friday, 6 December 2013, the first meeting with two of the groups in North Greece who excelled in the Ennovation 2013 competition, the purpose being to support them with mentoring in their next steps.

  • The Pickme team, which won 3rd place, comprised of the following members:

Domniki Kouitzoglou (Dept. of Development and Economics, LSE)
Konstantinos Imprialos (Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Stylianos Moschoglou (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Their idea was a multi-platform and mobile application for personalized daily purchasing choices of users. The user enters his medical profile, scans products utilizing the QR codes technology and receives information about whether and how much of the selected products they should consume.

  • The Easis team, which reached the final, made up of the following team members:

Alexander Arvanitides (MSc in Computer Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Maria Panourgia (MSc in Computer Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Anna Serafi (MSc in Computer Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Antonis Voulgaridis (MSc in Computer Science at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Easis proposed a web application for keeping medical records online whereby users will also be able to arrange an appointment with any doctor registered on the application. The doctor has online access to the patient file.

Participating in the meeting by providing valuable assistance and knowledge were Professor I. Vlahavas (Dean of the School of Science & Technology, International Hellenic University), G. Gatos (Co-Founder - Business Development, I. Konstas (Head of Education Administration, IHU), Dr C. Berberidis and Dr G. Koutitas (academic associates of the School of Science & Technology, IHU).

View the photos here.

IHU student wins fifth place at the Ennovation 2013 student competition  published at 02-Dec-2013

This year's awards were given to the following groups:

1st Prize:  TruckBird
2nd Prize: Organery
3rd Prize:  PICK-ME
4th Prize:  Clio-Muse
5th Prize:  Custom Bikes
6th Prize:  Priority PMS

The International Hellenic University ICT student, Nick Bakirtzis, received 5th prize for his business idea Custom Bikes and was offered free space in the Embassy of the Netherlands to start his entrepreneurial activity (the orange grove).

The award ceremony ended with the announcement of the launch of the 7th Ennovation 2014 Student Competition by the two Scientific Coordinators of the competition, Prof. G. Doukidis and Asst. Prof K. Pramatari from the Athens University of Economics and Business, in cooperation with Prof. Ioannis Vlahavas, Dean of the School of Science and Technology at the International Hellenic University.

Press Release (in Greek)


''Innovation Days 2013'' - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Units: Challenges and plans for the future published at 24-Sep-2013

The International Hellenic University organised an event in the context of “Innovation Days 2013” under the title “Innovation and Entrepreneurship Units: Challenges and plans for the future”. The subject of discussion was the achievements of university Innovation and Entrepreneurship Units.

The event, which took place in the Library of the Film Museum of Thessaloniki, reviewed activities up to now and the difficulties they face and looked at what the future has in store at the end of the EU - funded project in 2015.

Participating in the round table event were the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Units of six institutes of higher education in Northern Greece:

  • International Hellenic University – Dr Efstratios Kontopoulos, Danai Vlachava
  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki – Prof. Eugenia Petridou
  • University of Macedonia – Prof. Dimitrios Soumpeniotis
  • University of Western Macedonia – Assoc . Prof . Ioannis Bakouros
  • Democritus University of Thrace – Dr Paraskevi Gkiourka
  • Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki – Prof. Athanasios Belidis

View the photos and the Press Release here.

New CFP is open – apply by May 31 published at 22-Apr-2013

Four months after Openfund II’s launch and three investments later (with another three pending announcement), they launch today their new call for proposals.

Entrepreneurs are welcome to submit their ideas by filling out the form by May 31. All submissions, regardless of getting selected or not, shall receive the extended reviews and feedback by June 15.

They are looking for entrepreneurial teams based in Greece, with innovative ideas for software products that target big, international markets. Indicatively, Openfund offers €50k for 10% of equity participation, on top of their continued commitment to provide support on all things an entrepreneur might wish for.

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Winner of the Ennovation 2011 student competition receives funding of 300.000 euros! published at 16-Apr-2013

i-kiosk, the winning team of the Ennovation 2011 student competition, received funding of 300.000 Euros from the Pj Catalyst Fund.

i-kiosk offers an integrated digital guide to the shop owner, helping them to make all the necessary arrangements fast and easy: trading, inventory supervision and overview, automatic ordering, customer management, suppliers management, etc.

Full article (in Greek)

IHU Week - 1-5 April 2013 published at 27-Mar-2013

This year, for the first year, the International Hellenic University is introducing IHU Week. Taking place from 1st to 5th April 2013, IHU Week aims to increase the University’s engagement and interactive communication with society.

IHU Week will take place on the University premises in Thermi, Thessaloniki. During the five days, key issues will brought into focus, such as the economy, Law, the environment, energy and Art. Distinguished speakers will present their views on the future of Greece, on Thessaloniki as a centre of education, research and advancement of the history of the Black Sea region and on innovation in the European Union. Events will look at issues of environmental planning and sustainable urban development, energy, air pollution in the urban fabric with key references to the role of engineers in the current energy reality. The programme will also include a discussion on issues relating to Art, Law and Business, with reference to issues of arbitration and mediation. All the events in IHU Week are related to the subjects of the postgraduate programmes offered by the International Hellenic University.

All events are open to the public but require online registration.
To view the schedule or to register for the events, click here.

IHU’s Lifelong Learning Programmes published at 27-Mar-2013

Lifelong Learning Programmes (LLP) at IHU provide people at all stages of their lives the opportunity to acquire specialized knowledge on various stimulating fields or update their educational level on prior knowledge.

IHU offers a number of high-quality, self-funded educational programmes. For more details, please visit the following links:

Programmes in English:
 • Summer School in “Nationalism, Religion and Violence in SE Europe”
 • Summer School in “Ancient Technologies and Crafts”

Programmes in Greek:
 • Επιχειρηματικότητα & Καινοτομία
 • Βιώσιμες Στρατηγικές στις Τουριστικές Επιχειρήσεις

LLP homepage

Are you an unemployed university graduate? Are you a young freelancer? published at 08-Mar-2013

The non-profit civil partnership "Thessaloniki IQ" is implementing the Action Plan "Local Platform for Employment and Entrepreneurship of Young Scientists in Innovation, Research and Technological Development", under the Operational Programme "Human Resources Development" - Web Priority 3 "Facilitating Access to Employment".

The Plan includes actions studies, networking, Information & Awareness, Counselling, Support for employability, entrepreneurship and innovation development, and training activities - training in professions relevant to the interests of the beneficiaries, such as:
• Innovation & Entrepreneurship
• Health, Safety & Technology of Foods of Animal and Plant Origin
• Biotechnology and innovation in the agri-food sector
• Design and operation of modern supply chains
• Sustainable management of water environment
• Management the destination for sustainable tourism development (Destination Management)
• Design and development of new, multi - functional and intelligent materials
• Applications of bioinformatics in the field of life sciences, healthcare and the pharmaceutical industry.

To find out more, please access the following links:

Egg - enter•grow•go published at 04-Mar-2013

Eurobank and Corallia proudly announce "egg - enter•grow•go", a joint Corporate Social Responsibility initiative that aims to boost young innovative entrepreneurship and improve employment opportunities for young people in Greece.

The "egg - enter•grow•go" is a holistic entrepreneurship acceleration programme, reaching out to young teams with creative and innovative ideas. Through the programme, participating teams will have access to a reliable network of mentors and partners with experience in start-up acceleration; a focused, hands-on educational programme on business development; and value-added, one-stop-shop services to support business operation and growth. Each cycle of the programme lasts 12 months.

The programme invites young men and women 18-35 years old who have an innovative business idea and the passion to turn it into a successful business, to apply for their participation in the program until March 26, 2013.

The groups, that will be selected through a merit-based competitive process, will have at their disposal a comprehensive framework of entrepreneurial incubation, acceleration and co-working for a whole year.

For more information about the Programme, you can contact the Programme secretariat via email at: or visit:

19th economia Student Competition: The Social Media on the economy  published at 18-Feb-2013

THE ECONOMIST and the economia BUSINESS TANK are organising for the 19th year the established Student Competition. This year's theme is:
"The Social Media on the economy"

How to meet the demands of competitiveness?
Which development prospects they create?
How do they help the dissemination of innovation?

Submission deadline: 29 March 2013

More information (in Greek)

Imagine Cup 2013  published at 01-Feb-2013

Microsoft’s Imagine Cup is the world’s most prestigious student technology competition, bringing together student innovators from all over the world. If you have a great idea for a new app, bring it to life through Imagine Cup. With Microsoft resources and support, you can make a great app and bring your dreams to life!

This year, Imagine Cup opens the door wide with three big competitions:
- Games
- Innovation
- World Citizenship

Competitions deadline: 15 March 2013
Challenges deadline: pass the qualifying quiz by 15 February 2013

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Innovation Centre launched by Procter & Gamble in Maroussi, Athens  published at 24-Jan-2013

This is P & G’s third Innovation Centre, the other two being in England and Germany, and as executives working in the market comment, it is not the investment cost – about €3 million - which is so important but its particular significance for the course of our economy.

Note that P & G ranks 24th on the list of most innovative companies in the world, with an annual R&D programme of close to $2 billion.

With respect to its position in the Greek market, P & G Hellas Ltd is one of the strongest players in the country.

More information (in Greek)

FULBRIGHT FOUNDATION: 2013 Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship  published at 12-Dec-2012

The 2013 Summer Institute on Social Entrepreneurship is a five-week academic Institute for young people ages 18-22.  The Institute will be held in the United States in the summer of 2013.  The program is supported and fully funded by the Department of State - Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participation is open to students from EU countries regardless of race, colour, age, gender, national origin, religion, or disability.  All activities will be conducted in English. 1 GR candidate will be nominated to participate to the program; The institute will have 20 student participants from EU countries.

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"Innovation - New Business Idea" Competition  published at 07-Dec-2012

The General Secretariat for Youth launches a competition entitled "Innovation - New Business Idea" for new, original and innovative ideas/suggestions.

Submit your business plan to the competition and win a scholarship to the program "Entrepreneurship HUBs".

Submission period: 15 December 2012 - 20 January 2013

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IHU student wins award as part of the first team at the Ennovation 2012 student competition  published at 03-Dec-2012

This year's awards were given to the following groups:

1st Prize: Social Green
2nd Prize: gir @sko
Extroversion Award: MindTap
Community Outreach Award: Autonomic
5th Prize: The Ninth Car
Innovative Idea Award for Small and Medium Enterprises :

The event ended with the announcement of the launch of the 6th Student Competition E-nnovation 2013 by the two Scientific Coordinators of the competition Prof. G. Doukidis and Asst. Prof K. Pramatari from the Athens University of Economics and Business, in cooperation with Prof. Ioannis Vlahavas, Dean at the International Hellenic University and the Assoc. Prof. Angelika Kokkinaki Associate Dean at the University of Nicosia. From now on the competition will have an international character.

Press Release (in Greek)

Ennovation 2012: Startup Essentials and Award Ceremony  published at 16-Nov-2012

The Athens University of Economics & Business and Eurobank are organising, on Thursday November 29th 2012, the "Startup Essentials" event to inform and educate young entrepreneurs in starting and operating a new business. Experts specialised in the development of small businesses, human resources management & team building and digital companies marketing will be speaking at the event.

The event is organised within the framework of the 5th Digital Innovation and New Entrepreneurship in eBusiness Student Contest. This year 300 students participated in 110 teams from 32 universities/institutes. 15 teams reached the final and on November 29th awards will be given to the winning teams. During the Second part of the event a special workshop mentoring for the 15 teams will take place with the help of experts specialised in new entrepreneurship and digital innovation.

Detailed Schedule (in Greek)

Register here until Tuesday, November 27th, 2012


2 Greek teams finalists in an International Innovation Competition  published at 19-Oct-2012

At the Social Innovation Tournament organised for the first time by the European Investment Bank (EIB) Institute, 16 proposals stood out, 2 of which are derived from Greek groups. 

  1. Imagine The City and IDEA / TOPOS: «Politeia 2.0-Democrasy re-born».
  2. Leontios Hadjileontiadis - AUTH: «Symbiosis».

The final will take place on 29/11 in Luxembourg and the 1st prize is 15.000 euros.

Read more about the competition


Ericsson Application Awards 2013   published at 10-Oct-2012

Ericsson Application Awards is an annual, global competition for application developers on the Android platform and it is ongoing until 28/02/2013.

The competition is open to both students and small & medium sized enterprises (< 100 employees). There are two categories: one for students and one for companies.

The theme is "Apps for City Life".

Prizes include cash prizes worth a total of € 40.000.

For more information please click here


Android Competition 2012  published at 08-Oct-2012  

Where: National Technical University of Athens (NTUA)
When: deadline to register and submit your idea of application is by November 30th 2012
Final applications till: February 28th 2013

For more information please click here


Five free Stanford classes on entrepreneurship, innovation, finance, and education   published at 03-Oct-2012

  1. Technology Entrepreneurship, Starting October 15th:
  2. Crash Course on Creativity, Starting October 17th:
  3. Finance, Starting October 15th:
  4. Start up Boards. Starting October 15th:
  5. Designing a New Learning Environment, Starting October 15th:

All the above classes are offered on Venture Lab (, a unique platform developed by Stanford faculty Amin Saberi and students with a strong focus on collaboration and experiential learning. In all of the above classes, students form teams and work together on real world projects.

Find more free Stanford courses at