Business development

The Hub’s expertise and technical innovation can be traced through the large number of related initiatives and publicly available services, such as:

  • Ecosystem building
  • Networking
  • Awareness creation
  • Incubator/accelerator support
  • Access to Funding

Service examples in Business Development

Ecosystem building

NCSR “Demokritos” proudly introduced the Industrial Research Fellowship Program, which was funded by the generous grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. The Program is aimed towards talented Researchers with a strong interest in applied, Industrial Research. The Fellows for 2017 have been selected after a peer-reviewing process, by a network of Experts from Universities and Research Centers from all over Greece. The evaluation criteria were focused on the excellence of their Academic Profiles, the scientific merit of their proposals and the degree of commitment and involvement of the supporting Companies in the proposed research. The Industrial Fellowship Program is a pivotal in strengthening the bonds between the Center and the participating Enterprises. As part of the Industrial Fellowship program, 21 PhD, 34 Post Docs and 9 Adjunct Researchers have been selected to develop innovative products and services for 56 Greek Industries.

The Fellows for 2017 have been selected after a peer-reviewed process by a network of Experts from Universities and Research Centers from all over Greece. The evaluation criteria were focused on the excellence of their Academic Profiles, the scientific merit of their proposals and the degree of commitment and involvement of the supporting Companies in the proposed research.

Networking

  • Hellenic Forum: NCSR “Demokritos” is organising every year from 2012 the Hellenic Forum for Science Technology and Innovation. During the three days forum, world renowned speakers from all around the globe discuss major scientific and industrial developments in various fields. Except from the different scientific and industrial sessions, the Forum hosts a matchmaking event offering to the delegates the possibility to meet with high tech companies and scientists. The Matchmaking Event is a unique opportunity for the participants to present and highlight their innovative solutions, technologies and products through pre-arranged meetings.
  • Organization of meetings with major stakeholders (funds and industries): In 2018 alone, major funds met with SMEs from the Technological Park of Attica “Lefkippos” to discuss funding opportunities. Some of them are mentioned below
    • NBG Business Seeds
    •  invitation of several Greek Industries to make presentation in NCSR Demokritos
    • meetings with the majority of Equifund Groups such as BigPi, Uni.fund, Metavallon and Velocity

Access to Funding

NCSR “Demokritos” has a broad network of VCs partners and funding collaborators such as, Uni.fund, Velocity, Metavallon, and Big Pi. In 2018 alone, major fund representatives met with SMEs from the Technological Park of Attica “Lefkippos” to discuss funding opportunities. A number of teams are already on the final stages of the funding talks.