Patras IQ 2017

Reserving a booth for participation in the 5th Patras IQ 2018 Exhibition.
The booth reservation process for PatrasIQ 2018 has already begun. The organizers follow the logic of first come, first served. Interested parties should declare their interest in in participating in the exhibition, via the online application form, stating at the same time their needs in square meters, equipment, etc. The cost of participation is proportional to the size of the booth and the equipment. Additional equipment for furniture can be ordered by the exhibitors from the list of the supplier who will soon be posted on this website (the cost is borne by the exhibitor).

For any questions, information or clarification please contact us.

ELKE University of Patras
Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Unit
Building A ', 1st Floor Patio, Office A.109
Phone: 0030 2610 969056 (Mathiou), 0030 2610 969057 (Tzitzirelli)

Patras IQ 2017

"Patras IQ" Exhibition participated for the first time at the 82nd Thessaloniki International Exhibition, which took place on 9th-17th September 2017. Specifically PatrasIQ was present at ACADEMIA space (booth No 14, Stand 23), which hosts public and private organizations, enterprises and institutions active in the education and research sector. The presence of Patras IQ was crowned with great success and attracted the interest of visitors.

"Patras IQ" traveled to the north displaying its initiatives and actions, mature and innovative ideas of laboratories from the University of Patras and the Technological Education Institution of Western Greece, as well as the products of new enterprises that emerged from the collaboration with universities and research bodies.

Its participation coincided with the official announcement of the organization dates of the 5th PATRAS IQ Exhibition, which will take place on 27, 28 & 29 April 2018 at the "DIMITRIS TOFALOS" Athletic Center of Patras.

Patras IQ booth received a great number of visitors who spoke with the representatives of the laboratories, the enterprises and the organizers of Patras IQ, while prominent figures of the political scene visited the booth and showed great interest.

Among them, the Minister of Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Information Mr Pappas, the Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs Mr Gavroglou, the President of Nea Demokratia Mr Mitsotakis, the Head of Dimokratiki Symparataxi Ms. Gennimata, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece Mr Koutsoumpas, the MP of Achaia Mr. Spartinos, the MP of Athens Ms Karamanli, were guided and informed about the exhibits as well as the forthcoming 5th Patras IQ Exhibition. Of particular importance was the meeting with the Ambassador of the United States, Mr Pyatt who visited the booth and made a special mention on the US Embassy website about Patras IQ exhibition.

Patras IQ 2017
National European Enterprise Promotion Award - EEPA 2017 for PATRASIQ

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.

Closure of the 4th Patras Innovation Quest

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 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.