The 4th Patras Innovation Quest - Patras IQ 2017, know how transfer exhibition, will be held from 7 to 9 of April 2017, at the Pampeloponnisiako Stadium of Patras, and is co-organized by the Ministries of Education, Research & Religious Affairs and of Economy & Development, the University of Patras, the Chamber of Achaia, the Region of Western Greece, the Hellenic Open University and the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece.

The 4th Patras IQ exhibition aims to develop and strengthen cooperation among the research community and the productive sector.

The exhibition will present:
- Products of innovative ideas developed in Universities, Technological and Research Institutes
- Innovative SMEs with products resulting from the collaboration with Universities and research institutions
- Events sessions on innovation and entrepreneurship

Startups, innovative companies and research groups will present to the productive sector and investors, mature research results that have the potential to be exploited through investments. Similarly, problems and challenges faced by the productive sector can be discussed with researchers in order to explore possible solutions. Alongside this, the participation of distinguished speakers and representatives of bodies with expertise in knowledge and business transfer issues, aims to contribute to the effective use of innovation.

This initiative contributes to creating critical competitive advantage, both in the research community and the productive sector through the perpetual effort to resolve problems and implement innovative ideas. Moreover, it aspires to become a tool for researchers who wish to present their applied research in the productive sector. The objective is to familiarize both researchers and the productive sector with knowledge management and innovation development processes, with mechanisms and conditions for building networks and clusters and with innovative and alternative ways of financing innovation.

The Organizing Committee of Patras IQ