Who we are
The Innovation Report & Knowledge Transfer – Patras lnnovation Quest ( PATRAS IQ ), is a co-organization of the Ministry of Economy & amp; Ministry of Development and the Ministry of Education, Research & Of Religions, of the Region of Western Greece, of the University of Patras, of the Hellenic Open University, of the Chamber of Achaia and of the Technological Educational Institution of Western Greece.
The main goal is to create a critical competitive advantage, both in the research community and in the productive sector, through the implementation of innovative ideas for the development of new and the optimization of existing products and services that aspire to gain a share in the national and global market.
The Patras IQ Exhibition has been honored with the National European Enterprise Promotion Awards – EEPA 2017 as well as the Education Business Awards 2016 and is recognized as the ongoing meeting of know-how and of innovation with entrepreneurship with multiple positive effects both in the retention of the rich research and business potential of our country and in the overall development of the local regional and national economy.
This year ‘s event will be held at 12.13 & April 14, 2019 at the South Port of Patras (exhibition space) and at the Royal Theater (space for speeches and events).
The Patras Innovation Quest – Patras IQ aims to develop and strengthen the cooperation of the research community with the productive sector and includes:
■ Products of innovative ideas
■ Innovative Small and Medium Enterprises with products that emerged from the collaboration with universities and research institutions
■ Schedule of events on innovation and entrepreneurship
■ Applied research presentations
Research teams present in the productive sector and to investors, mature research results that have the potential to be used for investment.
Producers, respectively, present challenges and concerns to discuss with researchers and explore possible solutions.
At the same time, recognized speakers and actors in the transfer of know-how and entrepreneurship contribute to the effective utilization of innovation.
Where it aims
This Initiative contributes to the creation of a critical competitive advantage, both in the research community and in the productive sector through the constant effort to solve problems and implement innovative ideas.
In addition, it aspires to be a tool for researchers who wish to present their applied research in the productive field.
The purpose of these actions is to familiarize both researchers and the productive sector with knowledge management, innovation development, with mechanisms and conditions for building networks and innovative collaborative formations and alternative ways of financing innovation.
Participants in the Exhibition of Innovation and Transfer of Knowledge – Patras lQ are educators, researchers and other public and private entities as well as start-ups and innovative companies and technologists.
The exhibition is visited financially by Funds, Business angels, venture capitals, representatives of the State, ambassadors, representatives of institutions in the field of innovation and small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs from Greece and abroad.