The 5th Technology Transfer Exhibition - Patras Innovation Quest (Patras IQ) will be held on 27th, 28th and 29th of April 2018, at the Athletic Center "D. Tofalos" in Patras, and it is co-organized by University of Patras, the Ministry of Education, Research & Religious Affairs, the Ministry of Economy & Development, the Chamber of Achaia, the Region of Western Greece, the Hellenic Open University and the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece.
Its main objective is to create a critical competitive advantage both in the research community as well as in the productive sector, through a constant effort to solve problems and apply innovative ideas for the development of new products and services and the optimization of existing ones, which aspire to conquer a part of the national and global market.
Patras IQ has been honored as the National winner and representative for the European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA 2017), and has received the Education Business Award of 2016, and has been established as the continuous meeting of interconnection of know-how & innovation with entrepreneurship, with multiple positive effects; both on maintaining the rich research and entrepreneurial human capital of our country and on the overall development of the local, regional and national economy. This year's exhibition includes a variety of events, workshops and exhibitors' booths, while emphasis will be placed on the potential that will be provided in the future by the implementation of 5th generation wireless technology (5G). Exhibitors of Patras lQ are research, educational and other development organizations, as well as start-up and innovative enterprises and spin-offs. In addition, the exhibition allows joint participation with a Collaborative Exhibition booth (of research laboratories and start-ups) cooperating to implement innovative products or services.
During the Exhibition funding opportunities for innovative ideas will be presented and advisory services for their further development will be provided. The exhibition will be attended by representatives of the State, Ambassadors, representatives of Innovation and Small and Medium Enterprises, representatives of financial and investment organizations from Greece and abroad.