PATRAS IQ exhibition was honored with the National European Enterprise Promotion Award - EEPA 2017, under the Promotion of Entrepreneurship category and was selected to represent Greece in the 2nd phase of the competition for the pan-European prize, which will be held in November 2017 in Tallinn, Estonia.
The European Entrepreneurship Promotion Awards are organized by the European Union and nationally by the General Secretariat for Industry. PATRAS IQ initiative, linking research and entrepreneurship, has been co-organized since 2016 through a 10-year programming contract by the Ministries of Economy and Development and Education, Research and Religious Affairs, the University of Patras, the Hellenic Open University, the Technological Educational Institution of Western Greece, the Region of Western Greece and the Chamber of Achaia.
On Sunday evening, the gates of the 4th Patras IQ exhibition that took place from 7th to 9th April at the Pampeloponnisiako Stadium in Patras were closed. 100 exhibitors at 88 booths, presented the treasures of research produced by Academic Institutions, companies that integrate knowledge in mature products and partnerships based on innovation. The attendance of visitors reached 7000, beyond any expectation of the organizers, and shows that both society and the business world have embraced this effort, which aims at - enforcing cooperation among research institutions and businesses to improve their competitiveness and - addressing an invitation to young people to become entrepreneurs, making use of innovation.
At the same time there were many events with targeted topics and selected speakers. On Friday, April 7th, the Achaia Chamber organized an event entitled "Local Support Ecosystem of Innovative & Smart Entrepreneurship", while Mindspace, a student group of University of Patras, organized the "Mindspace All-Stars" event with speakers Mr. Peter Economidis, Stavros Messinis and Pavlos Efmorides.
During the events, a workshop on "Useful Skills for the First Steps of a StartUp" was organized by Comvos - Scientific Student Groups of University of Patras. On Saturday 8th of April, the session "Innovation & Entrepreneurship" was held by the Diophantus Institute of Computer Science & Publishing and session "Changing the Academic Landscape in Distance Education" and "Innovation & Entrepreneurship" by the Hellenic Open University - Department of Special Account Management. Session "Innovation, Science and Communication" followed, organized by Liberal.gr. Forthnet founder Mr. Pantelis Tzortzakis spoke on "Today is your turn ... You can too! From a University's laboratory to the Stock Exchange Market". During the events, Mindspace Patras organized a workshop on "Idea to product".
At 18.00, the opening Main Event of the exhibition was held, with central speaker the deputy minister of Research and Innovation, Mr. Kostas Fotakis, on "Building an Integrated Policy for Research and Innovation". The event was attended by a large crowd, while the former Prime Minister, Mr. George Papandreou, the vice President of the European Parliament Mr. Dimitris Papadimoulis, the Regional Governor of Western Greece Mr. Apostolos Katsifaras, the general secretary of the Ministry of Economy and Development, Mr. Elias Xanthakos, also addressed greetings. The event was co-ordinated by the Chairman of the Patras IQ Organizing Committee and Deputy Rector of Research and Development, Mr. Dimosthenis Polyzos. The second day was completed with a reception, giving the opportunity for discussion and networking among exhibitors, investors, representatives of organizations, businessmen, students, etc.
On Sunday, April 9th, held events included "Innovative Actions by the National Bank" with representatives of the National Bank, as well as "Financial Tools for Innovation and Business Ideas" and "Research and Innovation-Protection of Intellectual Property" organized by the Association of Enterprises and Industries of Peloponnese and West Greece. At the same time, GSRT executives informed the attendees on the Operations of Bilateral Partnerships under the Operational Program for Competitiveness, Research and Development and the Specific Actions under EPANEK programme: Aquaculture, Industrial Materials, Open Innovation in Culture, as well as the presentation of the Single State Aid Actions "Research - Create - Innovate".
In the afternoon, the sessions were completed with the "Create Your Consortium" event for the "Research-Create-Innovate" program, where participants were given the opportunity to develop collaborations to participate in a joint proposal on the above-mentioned program. During the events, "Soft Skills Training: Entrepreneurial Mindset" workshop took place, organized by Comvos - Scientific Student Groups of University of Patras.
Apart from the Educational Institutes and the Institutes of Western Greece, universities and technological institutes from all over the country participated in the exhibition, as well as innovative companies / spin-offs, start-ups and representatives of innovation institutions. Finally, it is worth mentioning that more than 15 B2B meetings between researchers and investment funds took place during the event. The responsibility of entire organization was under a committee of executives from all the parties involved in the programming contract, with the help of 70 volunteer students from universities and technological institutes.
On 28.04.2016, an electronic draw took place at the University of Patras, for the 3 tablets offered by the company «DYNACOMP AEBE».
The lucky visitors of the 4th Know-How Transfer Exhibition are:
KORKA ALEXANDRA - Retired (No 1994)
SΙORA ANASTASIA - Student (Νο 155)
MAKRIS THEOFANIS - Teacher (No 3407)
DYNACOMP SA participates as a sponsor at Patras IQ 2017 and offers to the visitors three high end tablets:
• eSTAR Themed SW - Tablet PC - 10.1"
• Mobitab 10 4G tablet
• Bitmore Mobitab 7c 4G White tablet
The visitors will be selected through a draw which will be held on Sunday 9/4 in the afternoon.
DYNACOMP SA besides providing and supporting integrated IT solutions aims also to provide its customers with technological superiority in IT and high technology systems.
List of the Proposed hotels here
The Organizing Committee of Patras IQ informs that on Tuesday 7th, March 2017 will present the exhibition objectives and activities at the 1st and 7th professional schools (EPAL) of Patras, on Monday 13th, March 2017 at the 2nd and 6th EPAL of Patras, on Monday 20th, March 2017 at the EPAL and the 1st general professional school (GEL) of Pyrgos and on MONDAY 27th of March at the 1st EPAL of Agrinio and 1st EPAL of Mesolongi.
The Organizing Committee of Patras IQ
PatrasIQ invites students to participate as volunteers in the Technology Transfer Exhibition PatrasIQ 2017, which will take place from Friday 7 to Sunday 9, April 2017, at Pampeloponnisiako Stadium of Patras.
Interested parties can complete their registration by filling the online Registration Form until Friday, March 10th, 2017.
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com and by phone at 2610 969057, 2610 969056, 2610 961 347.
Volunteers will be given participation certificates and gifts!
The event will be hosted at the Conference Hall of the Chamber of Aetoloakarnania (53 Papastratou str. & Smyrnis 1 - 1st Floor), on Monday 20/2/2017.
The agenda includes speches by the University of Patras, COMvoS Patras, Orange Grove Patras, Olympiaki Training, Open Coffee Patras, startup "Geabit" and startup "Envy Softworks".
The Organizing Committee of PatrasIQ invites you to participate in the consultation on the preparation of the 4th Technology Transfer Exhibition - PatrasIQ 2017, along with other Regional bodies.
After the great success of the previous exhibition, it is our intention to continue and strengthen the institution with a view to upgrade it to a national and international meeting of innovators and entrepreneurship.
Your contribution in supporting this exercise attempt is particularly important.
The consultation will take place at University of Patras - Senate Building, 1st Floor - Room Odysseas Elytis, on Thursday, December 15th, 2016, at 17:00.
Please confirm your participation here.
After the meeting the consultation will continue electronically. Please note your suggestions / ideas for PatrasIQ 2017 on the link below:
For more information contact us through email: firstname.lastname@example.org and phones: 2610.96 9057 & 2610.96 9056
the Organizing Committee of PatrasIQ,
Dimosthenis K. Polyzos
of Research & Development, University of Patras
The event will be hosted at the Conference Hall of the Region of Western Greece (31 Manolopoulou str.), on Wednesday 8/2/2017.
The agenda includes speches by the Technological Educational Institute of Western Greece, Region of Western Greece, Olympiaki Training, Chamber of Ileia, Olympia Development Agency and Open Coffee Patras.
The event is co-organized within the frames of the Startup Europe Week 2017.
Within the framework of the 6th Energy Forum to be held on 3rd and 4th of February 2017, at "ASTIR" hotel in Patras, PatrasIQ will organize a session on "Research and Innovation in the Energy Sector", on Saturday 3/2 at 10:00-12:00, with the following speakers:
Ioannidis Theofilos, Science Institute of Chemical Engineering (FORTH/ICE-HT)
Subject: "Research activities of FORTH/ICE-HT in the energy sector"
Angeliki Kavga, Assistant Professor, Department of Agronomy Technologist, Technological Education Institute (TEI) of Western Greece
Subject: "Energy Optimization of Greenhouse Units and Rural Buildings - Development of Cold Greenhouse"
John Trypanagnostopoulos, Associate Professor of Physics, University of Patras
Subject: "Innovative Proposals of Solar Energy Lab of University of Patras»
Paraskevas Kitsos, Assistant Professor of TEI of Western Greece
Subject: "Energy Consumption in Integrated Digital Circuits"
The Greek Entrepreneurship Award, with the support of PatrasIQ, organizes an event entitled:
"IDEAS IN PROGRESS"
on Friday, 3rd of February, at 18:00 in the Chamber of Achaia, 58 Michalakopoulou str, Patra.
Representatives of the Greek entrepreneurial scene and the Greek Entrepreneurship Award, will present their experience and knowledge, focusing on all the characteristics that a business idea must have, to stand out and grow, attracting funding, support and investors.
During the event, executives of the Greek Entrepreneurship Award will provide advice all those who want to participate in the Greek Entrepreneurship Award 2017, on the effective presentation of a business idea and the correct completion of the application form.