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Monday, March 31st 2014


The EURAXESS Roadshow arrives at Thessaloniki on 31st March!

Get your research career moving by visiting the bus stop where you will have direct access to information terminals and EURAXESS professionals, ready to talk you through the awesome services available and how to use them.

There will be interactive sessions such as workshops with experts, discussion sessions, and science slams taking place near-by, jam-packed with info on job-hunting, careers, mobility, funding and more! Ask at the bus for the exact location and timetable.

EURAXESS – Researchers in Motion! This one of-a-kind initiative brought to you by ERA provides European and non-European researchers with all the information and support services they need to follow an international research career - within Europe and further afield. From access to job offers and employers, to relocation advice and support, EURAXESS offers it all.

The International Hellenic University co-organises the EURAXESS Roadshow visit in Thessaloniki together with AUTH, the Greek Marie Curie Alumni Association, the EU Initiative “Voice of the Researchers” and the University of Thessaly. The event will take place on Monday, March 31st 2014, at 12:00, at the AUTH Research Committee Building.

Learn more at:  and

Friday, March 28th 2014

Think Social. Act Business.

As part of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture) program “Think Social. Act Business” and in collaboration with and the Metropolitan Developing Agency of Thessaloniki S.A.*, policy influencers, social enterprises and experts from across Europe will come together in Thessaloniki for an one day policy dialogue and parallel workshops to share and learn from experiences in the Social Enterprise sector in the region.

The project builds on the special focus of the European Commission on Social Economy Development, and responds to an evidenced need to:

  • Raise awareness on Social Entrepreneurship among young people and policy makers
  • Increase opportunities for sharing expertise on Social Entrepreneurship
  • Facilitate the development of an ecosystem on Social Entrepreneurship

The programme and the registration form are available here.

20-21 November, 2013

SAP Startup Forum and HANA Bootcamp

Come to the SAP Startup Forum and HANA Bootcamp for two days of collaboration, learning and networking with like-minded leaders focused on analytics and big data trends and technologies.

  • We're bringing together experts and speakers who will help shape the discussion around the needs and gaps in the industry and where big data is heading.
  • We are looking for promising startups interested in exploring and developing solutions on top of the enterprise application platform SAP HANA. By handling massive volumes of structured and unstructured data entirely in its in-memory database, SAP HANA enables applications and analytics to execute their data intense operations right where data resides. In doing so, SAP HANA helps customers to achieve performance improvements of up to 100,000 times compared to traditional, disk-based databases while running non-disruptively alongside the existing technology landscape. Learn more on SAP HANA.
  • This will also be an opportunity for select startups to exhibit their solutions (see past event pictures).

View the Press Release and programme details here:


6th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD)

Program Theme: Regional Economic Resilience through Innovation and Enterprise

June 20-21, 2013

Istanbul, Turkey

Call for Workshop Proposals

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit workshop proposals addressing research on entrepreneurship, innovation, and regional development for ICEIRD 2013. For details, click here.

Call for Papers

ICEIRD welcomes papers for 2013 Istanbul Meeting. 2013 Program Theme is "Regional Economic Resilience through Innovation and Enterprise". To download the announcement, click here.

For more information please click here

Monday June 17th, 2013

StageOne Startup Accelerator Demo Day

Innovation Farm and the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit of the Alexander TEI of Thessaloniki, with the support of Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry, invite you to the final presentations of the STAGE ONE startup accelerator.

Where: Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry , Tsimiski Str 29.
When: Monday, June 17th 2013 at 17:30

Friday, May 24th 2013

ΕΙΤ KIC InnoEnergy Awareness Day

Νew opportunities for talented people.

Do you want to shape the future of Sustainable Energy?
Do you want to be one of the game changers of the European Energy Sector?

  • Energise your career with our MSc’s and PhD’s
  • Accelerate your start-up or business idea in our incubator
  • Unleash your innovation potential and turn it into products

Where: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Research Dissemination Center (KEDEA) Conference Hall I
When: 24 May 2013 · 09.00 -12.30h

View the detailed schedule in the attached file

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013

Success Stories-Role Models

Τhe Sector of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs (WOMEN) of the Department of Macedonia of the Hellenic Management Association (HMA) organizes an event on Wednesday, May 22nd at 18.00 at the Conference Centre of Piraeus Bank (12-14 Katouni str. Ladadika) on "New Technologies: Privileged Space for Success Stories".

This is the 4th event of the series "Success Stories-Role Models" of WOMEN in Macedonia in which: Main speaker will be the CEO of Microsoft Hellas, Ms. Peggy Antonakou.

Interlocutor, the General Director of Corallia and professor emeritus of the University of Patras Mr. V.Makios.
Discussion will follow with the participation of successful executives from the field of Information and High Technology from Thessaloniki:

  • Dr. G.Asimopoulos, CEO of Technopolis Thessaloniki SA
  • Dr. F.Liotopoulos General Manager SBOING SA
  • Ch.Koutalou, owner of MATRIX IT and
  • Dr. N.Vasileiadis, Academic Coordinator of the School of of Science and Technology of International Hellenic University and Associate Professor of Informatics of AUTH

The discussion will be coordinated by the journalist Ms. Alexandra Gouta.

Event schedule (in Greek)

16-19 May, 2013

Greek Innovation Expo 2013

The Greek Innovation Expo 2013 will identify, present and provide a showcase of the Greek innovation. Operators, researchers and companies will be gathered to be updated, to exhibit, to communicate, to create and collaborate all together.

The exhibition focuses on four main areas: Researh, Design, Technology and Innovation. Greek Innovation Expo 2013 is going to develop actions through the Exhibition, Workshops, B2B meetings and Innovation Conference.

The purpose of the event is to gather in the same area all public and private operators involved in the entire production process of new technologies and innovation.

The Greek Innovation Expo 2013 includes:

  • Innovation and Design
  • Exhibition Workshops
  • B2B Meetings
  • Innovation Conference

More information

10-16 May, 2013

1st Innovation Festival: Thessaloniki Future City

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki in collaboration with the Thessaloniki International Fair S.A. have the pleasure to invite you to the opening reception of the 1st Innovation Festival, which will take place on Thursday 13 of May, at 18:30 at the Royal Theatre.

The main theme is: "Thessaloniki Future City" , "The future belongs to those who define it" International Practices and Greek Innovations in Digital and Eco Development.

The city of Thessaloniki welcomes... And displays innovative products and services from around the world.

The Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry innovates
» By establishing a new powerful institution
» By creating a new community

More information
Event invitation

Friday, May 10th 2013

Innovation in Central Macedonia and utilization of WIDE's results to Enhance Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Region of Central Macedonia and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki (TCCI), under the project WIDE: "groWing of SMEs: organizational Innovation and Development in mEd area", which has been incorporated and co-funded by the Programme MED, invites you to the Conference: "Innovation in Central Macedonia and utilization of WIDE's results to Enhance Innovation and Entrepreneurship".

When: Friday, May 10, 2013, 16:00 to 19:45
Where: Conference Hall of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki. 29, Tsimiski str., Thessaloniki.

The event will be followed by a press release on the subject: "Pilot Plan for the Implementation of Development Plans of Organizational Innovation in 10 VSE-SME RCM".

Those interested in participating must register by Thursday, May 9th 2013 at 3 pm, while for additional information they can contact the Department of Studies and Research of the TCCI (tel. 2310 370180 and 370181).

Participation in the event is free.