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“Horizon Europe” is the next ambitious EU framework programme for research and innovation. It is an evolution of the “Horizon 2020” programme, for which 94 out of the total 100 bn euros of the EU's next long-term budget for research and innovation over the 2021-2027 period will be allocated.

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“Olive Challenge”, the first specialized competition for innovation and entrepreneurship in the Greek olive oil sector, was successfully organized by the Association of Friends of Olive Oil “Filaios” and drew to a close on the 11th of March 2018. Ten participant groups that ranked as the best throughout the competition gained access to a comprehensive, six-month training and networking program, which aims to qualify the winners to actualize their innovative ideas and get a significant head-start in the business scene.

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Organised by InnoEnergy, PowerUp! is the biggest annual competition that aims to select and accelerate the best start-ups from central and eastern Europe working on sustainable energy. This year, candidates selected during Regional Finals, which were held in 12 countries, presented their innovative ideas in front of the jury of Grand Final in Budapest. Winners received financial prizes, as well as access to InnoEnergy’s prestigious accelerator, the so-called Highway, for transforming ideas and projects into a market reality.

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Having a strong interest and an active presence in graphene research and its potential applications, Seven Sigma P.C., an enterprise linked to RISE, participated as an exhibitor in the Graphene Week 2017, which took place in Athens on 25-29 September 2017.

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Δυτικη Περιφερεια ΕλλάδαςRIS3

On the 22nd of September 2017, the Region of Western Greece organized an Entrepreneurial Discovery Workshop for the value chain of Animal Production and Livestock Products, which is numbered among the priority sectors of the Region’s Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3).

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SEVT is the Federation of Hellenic Food Industries which represents the interests of food and drink manufacturers at national and international level, and whose mission is to cultivate an environment conducive to investments, in which all companies of the sector -regardless of size- can thrive. In 2009, SEVT created the Hellenic Technological Platform “Food for Life”, following the model of the respective European Technology Platform.

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According to Michael Porter, a business cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field. Clusters are considered to increase the productivity with which companies can compete, nationally and globally.

Within the framework of the project “Enterprise Europe Network Hellas 2015-2020”, Materials Industrial Research & Technology Development Centre S.A. (MIRTEC S.A.), the Hellenic technological centre, active in Applied Research, Technological Development, Certification and Quality Control in a wide range of materials and products, takes the initiative to set up a business cluster in the sector of building materials and construction.

 

 

According to Michael Porter, a business cluster is a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field. Clusters are considered to increase the productivity with which companies can compete, nationally and globally.

Within the framework of the project “Enterprise Europe Network Hellas 2015-2020”, Materials Industrial Research & Technology Development Centre S.A. (MIRTEC S.A.), the Hellenic technological centre, active in Applied Research, Technological Development, Certification and Quality Control in a wide range of materials and products, takes the initiative to set up a business cluster in the sector of building materials and construction

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The 13th World Hellenic Biomedical Congress, organized by the World Hellenic Biomedical Association, was held on the 22nd of May 2016 in the Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens. This year, the theme of the Congress was Synergy between Academia and Industry and, as such, it involved discussions between academic biosciences researchers and pharma & biotechnology industry associates, focusing on innovation, advancement of drugs, and bioethics.

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The Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (REMTh) has been chosen by the European Commission to implement the European Parliament Preparatory Action, under the title "Actual and desired state of the economic potential in regions outside the Greek capital Athens". In this context, REMTh organized the Event for the Completion of the Preparatory Action regarding the implementation of the Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3). The event was held on the 21st of October in Xanthi.

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The Workshop for the Smart Specialisation, under the title “RISE HIGH-LEVEL WORKSHOP ON THE IMPACT OF SMART SPECIALISATION STRATEGIES ON POCKETS OF EXCELLENCE AND REGIONAL GROWTH", was held on the 6th, 7th and 8th of October in the Foundation for Research & Technology in Heraklion.

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The Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (REMTH) organized the Thematic Workshop of Entrepreneurial Discovery for the chain values of Chemicals-Polymer Materials and Electronic/Electrical Equipment, within the framework of the Preparatory Action for the implementation of Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3). The Workshop took place on the 23rd of September in Kavala, with the participation of more than 70 stakeholders coming from enterprises, public authorities and academic institutions.

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Τhe Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (REMTh) has been chosen by the European Commission to apply the Strategy of Smart Specialisation (RIS3). Within this framework, the 2nd Project Development Lab of Entrepreneurial Discovery took place in Alexandroupoli on the 24th, 25th and 26th of June 2015. The event was welcomed by the Regional Governor of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, Mr. Pavlidis, the President of the Innovation Council of REMTh, Mr. Sakoulias, and the Project Leader for the Preparatory Action at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Mr. Boden.

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“Data and Society” is the title of the 5th Cycle of Lectures organized by The National Documentation Centre (EKT), within the framework of the “Science Society Program” Instructive Events held by The National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF). The Instructive Events took place on the 21st and 28th of April and on the 5th of May in Athens, with the participation of speakers from various fields of expertise, discussing the role of Data in Science, Entrepreneurship and Creativity.

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Δυτικη Περιφερεια ΕλλάδαςRIS3

RISE attended the info day of “Entrepreneurial Discovery” in the fields of Microelectronics, Innovation and Advanced Materials, which took place on the 10th of February 2015, in Patras, within the framework of the pilot application of the process and the implementation of the Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS³), in the Region of Western Greece.

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The first transnational meeting of the project “SeaofSkills: Taming the Sea of Fishers’ Knowledge, Skills and Competences” took place on the 16th of December 2014, on the premises of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation, in Athens.

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RISE organized a two-day workshop concerning Innovation, Ideation, Patent Analysis and TRIZ Methodology.

The seminar took place in a well-known hotel of Athens on the 8th and 9th of December, with the participation of 30 executives of a multinational, fast-moving consumer goods industry.

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RISE executives participated in the info day held by State Scholarships Foundation, regarding the financial and technical management, monitoring and implementation of the Erasmus+ KA2 (Key Action 2) projects, on the occasion of the approval of submitted proposals.

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The topic of this speech, by owner and Director of RISE, Constantinos Kokkinoplitis, was ''Innovative Entrepreneurship: One Way to Emerge from the Crisis".

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Interview with owner of RISE, Constantinos Kokkinoplitis, on Vouli (parliament) channel. (Video - Greek audio)

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The international conference WIRE (“Week of Innovative Regions in Europe”), the most important European forum for Regional Strategies, innovation and development was held on the 12th and 13th of June 2014, in Athens, on the occasion of the Greek Presidency of the European Union.

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The owner and Director of RISE, Constantinos Kokkinoplitis, will be a speaker at the seminar on ''New Enterprises, Innovation and Spin-offs'', organized by ''Enterprise Europe Network - Hellas” on Wednesday, March 6th, from 13:00 to 18:00.

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The new European Program “SME Instrument” for small and medium enterprises in the framework of HORIZON 2020, is specifically designed for individual or groups of highly innovative enterprises with international ambitions, determined towards solid development and destined to become market winners with their innovative business ideas.

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“Knowledge Shots” is an innovative model for transmitting and acquiring knowledge, whereby distinguished speakers are called upon and within a limited time period of 7 minutes each, are challenged to inspire, surprise and above all, share their sound and practical knowledge with the audience.

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In this Interview, Constantinos Kokkinoplitis discusses the topic of the first Greek heath and biotechnology cluster, the “BIONIAN Cluster”.

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The article “Innovation, the oxygen of entrepreneurship”, by the owner and Director of RISE, Constantinos Kokkinoplitis, can be read here.

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