- Webinar: How Can Research Feed Innovation? The Case of Greece
- Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021
- Time: Starts: 16:00. The colloquium will be followed by a Panel Discussion.
- Venue: Novel Technologies Laboratory (NTL), The Cyprus Institute, Aglantzia
Live streaming of the event will be available on The Cyprus Institute's YouTube and Facebook channels
- Speaker: Mr Aristos Doxiadis, Economist, Partner in Big Pi Ventures & Vice-chair of the Policy Advisory Council on Research, Technology and Innovation of Greece (ESETEK)
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The colloquium will be in English and the live stream is open to the public.Live streaming of the event will be available on The Cyprus Institute's YouTube and Facebook channels.
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Colloquium and Panel Discussion
Introductory words by the Hon. Kyriacos Kokkinos, Deputy Minister for Research, Innovation and Digital Policy
Colloquium: 16:00 – 16:40
Panel Discussion: 16:40 – 17:20
Greece has a productive research community and a vibrant startup community, but the two have very little interaction. The lecture will review the strengths and weaknesses of the research and technology ecosystem, the experience of investors who have tried to fund researchers into commercializing their results, and recent policy initiatives to bridge gaps and boost strengths. It draws from the speaker's experience both as venture capital professional with a deep-tech focus, and as Vice-Chair of ESETEK, the policy advisory council on Research, Technology and Innovation.
About the Speaker
Aristos Doxiadis is Partner in Big Pi Ventures, a venture capital fund for Greece that focuses on science-based and deep-technology ventures. Since 2012 he has also been Partner in JEREMIE Openfund II, an early-stage VC fund. He is a pioneer of private equity in Greece, with over 25 years of investment and management experience in many industries.
Aristos has been researching and writing on Greek economic development and institutions. His book The Invisible Rift: Institutions and Behaviors in the Greek Economy (in Greek; 2013) has been widely discussed. He is vice-chair of ESETEK, the advisory council on research and innovation to the Government of Greece. He is also on the Board of IOBE, of Solidarity Now and of diaNEOsis.
His earlier experience includes working on anti-poverty programs for the European Commission, planning industrial policy for the Greek government, and managing consulting and auditing companies. He has a B.A. degree in social studies from Harvard University, and an M.Sc. degree in economics from Birkbeck College at the University of London.
- Mr Aristos Doxiadis, Economist, Partner in Big Pi Ventures & Vice-chair of the Policy Advisory Council on Research, Technology and Innovation of Greece (ESETEK)
- Dr Nicolas Mastrogiannopoulos, Chief Scientist for Research & Innovation of the Republic of Cyprus
- Dr George Saveriades, Cyprus Seeds Board member
- Mr Fabio Maria Motagnino, Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Cyprus Institute
- Dr Nicos Rossides, CEO of CREF Business Ventures (moderator)
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